Bill Lowery recently retired from KQED Inc. where he served as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Senior Executive Advisor. In this role, he was responsible for managing the diverse legal affairs of the well-known public media organization, as well as counseling the board of directors on corporate governance and compliance matters, and advising the CEO and senior leadership team on a variety of issues. Before joining KQED, Bill was a partner at the Washington, DC communications law firm Miller & Van Eaton, where he served as the managing director of the firm’s San Francisco office. Prior to that, he practiced as a litigation associate in the San Francisco firm Steefel, Levitt and Weiss, and did trial work at a small start-up firm.
Law is a second career for Bill. Prior to earning his JD from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, he worked in television production, holding producer/director and production management positions at local commercial stations in markets including Providence, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles. Bill holds Bachelor of Science from the Scripps College of Communications at Ohio University, and a Master of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University, where he developed and taught graduate seminars in media ethics.