Dan provides practical advice and effective advocacy for clients facing complex telecommunications regulatory issues. 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 has been interested in technology and public policy since his youth. The first class Dan signed up for in college was “Computers and the Law,” and he focused on technology issues in law school. He practiced communications, media, and privacy law at a major law firm for four years. He then spent 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.
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 other state and federal law.
- Co-Author (with Brian Murray), The International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecoms, Media, & Internet Laws and Regulations 2023 (chapter on United States law)