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Marc Martin was quoted in Law360, "Obama's Broadband Legacy Safe, Despite Net Neutrality Woes," regarding the survival of the Obama administration's net neutrality rules and the reclassification of broadband as a Title II service under the incoming Trump administration.

Promoting broadband expansion was a central theme for Obama, and net neutrality rules were a major plank of the 2008 campaign, said Marc S. Martin of Perkins Coie LLP. Martin was part of Obama’s telecom, media and technology team during the 2008 campaign that carried over into the transition and was led by Obama’s first permanent Federal Communications Commission chairman, Julius Genachowski.

“They deserve credit for their perseverance [on net neutrality rules], and that was kind of the core issue,” Martin said. “As to whether it survives and everything else, that’s going to be for the next administration to figure out.”