Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC
Peter Tannenwald joined Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC, as a Member, after a 40-year career which included one of Washington's 10 largest law firms, where he was a partner, and more recently as a named principal of Irwin, Campbell & Tannenwald, P.C. In addition to a broad range of radio and television broadcast station groups and individual station owners and common carrier and wireless clients in both regulatory and transactional matters, he has represented inventors and developers of new technologies and has helped implement several such technologies, including wireless auditory assistance devices for persons with hearing loss, the use of AM broadcast stations for power utility load management, visual captions on television broadcasts, the Interactive Video and Data Service, compatibility of cellphones and hearing aids, and most recently combining television broadcast and broadband services in the same spectrum.
He is currently active in implementing a new technology that can combine television broadcasting and broadband services at the same time in the same spectrum. A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, Mr. Tannenwald has served as an elected officer of the Federal Communications Bar Association and the Harvard Law School Association. He is also an ex officio member of the Community Council of Washington’s leading NPR affiliate and served for 44 years on the Board of Directors of a non-profit corporation that owned WBRU, a radio station managed by students at Brown University.
Advanced Television Broadcast Alliance Hall of Fame (since 2014)
WBRU Hall of Fame (since 2018)
Radio Television Business Report Top 10 Communications Attorneys (2019)