Brattle Academic Advisor Stuart Brotman has been named the recipient of the 2016 Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship (LAS). The BEA’s LAS recognizes significant contributions to research and scholarship involving broadcast and electronic media.
Professor Brotman is the inaugural Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Previously, he served as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research/Media and Communication Studies, at the University of Helsinki. As a faculty member at Harvard Law School, he was the first to be appointed to teach telecommunications law and policy and served as the inaugural Research Fellow in Entertainment and Media Law.
As a consultant, Professor Brotman has advised both domestic and international telecommunications, Internet, media, entertainment, and sports industry clients. He provides strategic business, financial, regulatory policy, and operations counseling; due diligence evaluations; litigation support and expert testimony; and management recruitment, education, and executive coaching for corporate CEOs, presidents, and boards of directors. He has worked on merger and acquisition projects totaling $150 billion and on litigation matters with over $2 billion in damage claims, and has also testified before the U.S. Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, in federal and state courts, and in commercial arbitration proceedings. A prolific author, Professor Brotman is the author of Communications Law and Practice, the leading comprehensive treatise covering domestic and international telecommunications and electronic mass media regulation.
The LAS will be presented to Professor Brotman during the BEA’s 2016 annual convention, taking place April 17-20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, please visit the BEA’s website.