Robert M. Brandon is an attorney with more than 25 years of public policy, legislative, media and campaign experience at the federal, state and local levels. He is President of Robert M. Brandon and Associates, a public affairs firm that works to advance public interest and grassroots goals. Over the last ten years, he has specialized in telecommunication policy, information technology, consumer digital rights, and broadband and internet policy at the FCC, in Congress, and at the state and local level. He has also participated in a number of healthcare initiatives involving regional business interests and underserved communities. As head of Citizen Action's national office from 1986 to 1993, he was responsible for overall public policy development, legislative and electoral strategy, and media and public relations for the three-million-member consumer organization. He is recognized as one of the nation's leading consumer advocates, and he works closely with a variety of public interest groups throughout the country.
Mr. Brandon has been a Democratic National Committee consultant and advisor to the White House on health care strategy. He has served as the Executive Director of the Citizen/ Labor Energy Coalition, director of the Tax Reform Research Group, and an adjunct lecturer in law at the George Washington University Law School. He has written and testified extensively, and appeared on numerous national TV and radio shows.