David A. O'Connor

Office Washington DC

For more than 25 years, clients have turned to David for help with a variety of regulatory issues before the FCC, particularly for his expertise on media regulation and accessibility issues impacting individuals with disabilities. He is a regular speaker at communications conferences and industry events.

David has coordinated the purchase and sale of numerous radio and television stations, and has helped telecommunications companies, industry associations, broadcasters, educational institutions and others with FCC compliance matters and advocacy in regulatory proceedings, such as those related to new technologies, media ownership, and spectrum allocations. David also advises voice and data providers on issues related to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) for the deaf and hard of hearing, including Internet-based Video Relay Services (VRS) and IP Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS), and otherwise helps clients with all of their FCC-related needs.

Representative Engagements
  • Primary counsel for numerous radio and television station purchases and sales
  • Comprehensive guidance on FCC compliance issues for broadcasters and telecommunications clients
  • Washington counsel for the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and other industry associations
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  • Individually recommended in Legal 500
  • Associate Member, Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers
  • Co-Chair, Federal Communications Bar Association’s Mass Media Practice Committee, 2006-2009, 2010-2011, 2017-2018
  • Co-Chair, Federal Communications Bar Association’s Video Programming & Distribution Committee, 2012-2014
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Speeches and Presentations

Regular speaker at industry events, including the NAB Show, Media Financial Management Conferences and CFO Roundtable, and state broadcast association conventions

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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • LL.M., with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D. cum laude, Brooklyn Law School
  • B.A. cum laude, Florida State University