Maura Corbett

Qorvis, Partner

Maura Colleton Corbett brings nearly 20 years of communications, public affairs and coalition building experience to Qorvis Communications, leading the company’s technology public affairs practice. Corbett provides strategic counsel to clients faced with complicated issues affecting the high-technology industry, including competitive communications, wireless applications, unlicensed spectrum policy, broadband deployment, and content-related policy issues including privacy, security and copyright. She has represented clients before the US Congress, Federal Communications Commission and the US Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications Information Administration, and extensively with members of the press. In addition, Corbett brings unique and deep-rooted experience in industry coalition building for a number of high-technology matters, most recently, white spaces, Internet radio, Net Neutrality and copyright reform for the digital age.

Pertinent background and relationships:

* Formerly a Senior Adviser with MCI WorldCom's Law and Public Policy Group, Corbett helped develop and advocate Internet public policy positions to policymakers and the press for the company's Internet and data markets, including broadband deployment, implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, wireless broadband technologies, and network liability issues such as privacy, security and law enforcement.

* Vice President for the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), representing the interests of competitive telecommunications, private networks, and Internet Service Providers before the Federal Communications Commission, Capitol Hill, state regulatory agencies and the press.

* Senior Adviser to the Commercial Internet Exchange and the US Internet Service Providers Alliance, providing legislative, regulatory and public relations counsel on issues affecting Internet service providers and the Internet industry.

* Telecommunications analyst for The Dun and Bradstreet Corporation, representing the company's directory publishing, information and media services division.

Maura is a frequent speaker on Internet public policy issues and coalition building, and is active in local non-profit initiatives focusing on at-risk children and families.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Notre Dame.