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Francisco R. Montero

1300 North 17th Street, 11th Floor Arlington, Virginia 22209
Firm: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC
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Overview
Firm

Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC


Years In Practice

34


Phone Number (703) 812-0480

Francisco "Frank" Montero specializes in telecommunications, broadcasting, media and technology. Mr. Montero’s practice includes FCC regulatory counseling, corporate finance, asset and securities acquisitions, intellectual property, and real estate and commercial transactions.

Mr. Montero was an appointed member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. He served as Director of the FCC's Office of Communications Business Opportunities during the Clinton Administration. While at the FCC, Frank worked extensively with industry, trade associations, financial institutions and governmental agencies to create business opportunities for entrepreneurs, and technology and telecommunications start-ups and was recognized by the Chairman of the FCC for “dedication to bridging the digital divide”.

Mr. Montero is well known as an early advocate for Hispanic and Spanish language media in the U.S. and Latin America. He is on the Board of Directors of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC). He also helped form and served on the boards of the American Hispanic Owned Radio Association (AHORA), the Spanish Broadcasters Association and the National Association of Minority Media Executives. Frank received the Hispanic Radio Conferences Medallas de Cortez (Distinguished Leadership Award) for significant contributions to Spanish-language and Hispanic-targeted broadcasting. Frank is the Washington, DC legal representative for the Puerto Rico Broadcasters Association and received the Association’s award for “service to the Puerto Rico radio industry”.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Bar Admissions
Virginia
Admitted in 1987
District of Columbia
Admitted in 1986
New York
Admitted in 1986
Awards

Top Washington DC Lawyers - SuperLawyers 2007

Hispanic Radio Conferences Medallas de Cortez (Distinguished Leadership Award) 2017

Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Hall of Fame 2008

CableFax Top Communications Lawyer 2017 and 2018

Top Ten Broadcast Attorneys, Radio/TV Business Report 2019 

Organizations & Affiliations
Bloomberg BNA Now: Tech and Telecom
Advisory Board Member
Federal Communications Bar Association
George Washington Law Alumni Association
Executive Committee
George Washington Law Review
George Washington University Business and Finance Law Advisory Council
Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference
Advisory Board Member
Languages
Portuguese
Spanish
Work Experience
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth
2003 - Current
Shaw Pittman
2000 - 2003
Federal Communications Commission
1999 - 2000
Fisher Wayland
1989 - 1999
Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle
1986 - 1989
Education
Graduated
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, B.A., High Honors
Graduated 1982
Contact Details and Office Locations
1300 North 17th Street, 11th Floor
Arlington, Virginia 22209
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