Neil Fried

Neil Fried launched DigitalFrontiers Advocacy in January 2020, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors, and testified before Congress on section 230 reform in June of that year. From 2013 to 2020, Neil was senior vice president for congressional and regulatory affairs at the Motion Picture Association. He joined the MPA in 2013 from the House Energy & Commerce Committee, where he served as counsel and ultimately chief counsel on media and technology law issues for close to 10 years. Prior to working on the Hill, Neil represented clients before Congress and the Federal Communications Commission while at the D.C. offices of two law firms: Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand; and Paul Hastings. He helped implement the 1996 Telecommunications Act as an attorney with the FCC from 1996 to 2000. Before coming to the FCC, he was a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation law fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.