Brian Conboy, Esq., FCRH ’60, LAW ’63
of Counsel, willkie farr & gallagher
Brian Conboy has built a distinguished and multifaceted legal career since graduating from Fordham College at Rose Hill in 1960 and Fordham University School of Law in 1963.
In the early years of his career, he served as special counsel to Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York, and as counsel to the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. From 1966 to 1969, he served as a special assistant U.S. attorney and special prosecutor at the Department of Justice, and in 1970 he served as administrative assistant to Sen. Charles E. Goodell of New York.
He later joined Time Inc. Video Group as its Washington counsel, entering the legal area upon which he would build the rest of his career. He ascended to the position of vice president for government affairs with Time and Time Warner Inc., before joining the telecommunications practice of Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Washington, D.C., where he is of counsel.
He specializes in regulatory and technology matters affecting cable television companies, video programmers and satellite communications distributors, and is recognized as one of the industry's most effective strategists. He also counsels clients regarding mergers and acquisitions.
He has been a generous benefactor of Fordham, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He has supported Fordham Law School, the Fordham Founder's Award Dinner and various scholarship funds, and has been active in the Fordham Alumni Chapter of Washington, D.C.
In other pursuits, he served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Ballet and was a trustee of the National Historic Preservation Society. He and his wife, Lucy Conboy, have supported various institutions, including Fountain House and Learning Leaders, both in New York City; the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.; and the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.