Daniel Kahn Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer as Partner in DC Office

WASHINGTON — Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) is pleased to announce that Daniel Kahn is joining the firm as a Partner in the Washington, DC, office. Dan joins WBK with extensive experience navigating complex telecommunications regulatory issues.

Prior to joining WBK, Dan spent over seven years at the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau, first as Deputy Chief and later Chief of the Competition Policy Division, and then as Associate Bureau Chief. As a former senior leader of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau, Dan has deep expertise on a wide array of broadband, voice, technology, and privacy matters.

Dan helped lead the FCC’s efforts in areas such as net neutrality, privacy, robocalls and caller ID authentication, municipal broadband, telephone numbering administration, high-cost universal service support in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and competitive access to multiple tenant environments. Beyond his extensive experience with Wireline Competition Bureau matters, Dan has worked on numerous FCC issues arising elsewhere within the agency, such as accessibility of communications for individuals with disabilities, disaster preparedness, robocall blocking, licenses and authorizations, national security, cable franchising, equipment authorization, and infrastructure. Throughout his time in private practice and at the FCC, he has worked on numerous transactions, enforcement matters, and court appeals of agency decisions. A CIPP-certified privacy expert, Dan has tackled challenging privacy issues facing a range of marketplace participants arising at the FTC and FCC and under  state and federal law.

Dan practiced communications, media, and privacy law at a major law firm for four years before moving to the FCC.

Dan received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.

“Many of us here at the Firm have long admired Dan’s intellect, character, and leadership in his wide range of roles at the FCC – and are ecstatic that he will be joining us.   Whether it’s net neutrality or robocalls, privacy or universal service, Dan’s experience has been at the epicenter of the issues facing our clients in today’s complex regulatory environment.  He will be a terrific addition to the Team” said WBK Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “In my experience, WBK lawyers combine deep expertise, strong advocacy, and collegiality,” said Dan. “I’m thrilled to join this exceptional firm.”

Additional information about Dan can be found at https://www.wbklaw.com/our-team/daniel-h-kahn/.