Matthew C. Ames
District of Columbia bar, Virginia bar
Matthew C. Ames is an attorney with the law firm of Hubacher & Ames. Mr. Ames specializes in cable and telecommunications law, representing private property owners and local governments in regulatory matters and contract negotiations involving access to rights-of-way and private buildings.
Mr. Ames has represented a variety of public and private sector clients in FCC rulemakings. He has represented the interests of the real estate industry in a series of proceedings dealing with access to property, including the Over-the-Air Reception Devices, competitive networks, and exclusive access proceedings, and subsequent appeals. Before joining the firm, Mr. Ames was a founding partner of the Washington, D.C., firm of Miller & Van Eaton, and Acting General Counsel of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
He has a broad background in corporate, commercial, and contract law, and has participated in the drafting and negotiation of cable television system purchase agreements, software licenses, television production contracts, and a wide variety of other transactions. Before attending law school, Mr. Ames served in the United States Army. Mr. Ames is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and received his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987, and his B.S. in 1980 from the College of William and Mary.