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Yaron Dori has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications, privacy, and consumer protection law, advising telecom, technology, life sciences, media and other types of companies on their most pressing business challenges. He is a former chair of the Communications and Media practice group and currently serves as a member of the firm’s eight-person Management Committee.

Mr. Dori’s practice focuses on strategic planning, policy development, transactions, investigations and enforcement, and regulatory compliance.

He represents clients before federal regulatory agencies—including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—and the U.S. Congress in connection with a range of policy issues under the Communications Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, and similar statutes. He also represents clients on state regulatory and enforcement matters, including those that pertain to telecommunications and data privacy regulation. His unique experience in telecommunications, privacy, and consumer protection enables him to advise clients on key business issues in which these areas intersect.

  • Advised senior executives at large, publicly-traded companies on individual liability matters before the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Advised large medical device companies on their global data privacy obligations, as well as FCC equipment authorization requirements.
  • Advised various large, Fortune 1000 companies on regulatory compliance and enforcement matters pertaining to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, including automated text message programs, and FCC robocall requirements.
  • Advised Tower Three Partners on the sale of telecommunications carrier NTS, Inc., to Clarity Telecom, LLC.
  • Advised Merck on data privacy and equipment authorization issues pertaining to its multi-billion dollar acquisition of Antelliq Group. 
  • Advised GSK on data privacy matters pertaining to its proposed collaboration with 23andMe for the use of genetic and phenotypic data to engage in various research and development activities.
  • Represented major technology and media companies on net neutrality policy.
  • Advised large and small technology companies on product discontinuance policies and associated consumer protection considerations under the FTC Act and state law.
  • Represented CenturyLink, Inc. on communications regulatory and national security matters in connection with its acquisition of Level 3 Communications Inc. in a transaction valued at $34 billion.
  • Represented Berkshire Partners LLC on communications regulatory matters in its acquisition of a majority interest in Masergy Communications, Inc., a leading global service provider of hybrid networking, managed security, and cloud communications solutions.
  • Resolved FTC investigation pertaining to the use of social media influencers in online marketing campaigns. 
  • Represented Madison Dearborn Partners on communications regulatory matters in its acquisition of Intermedia.net, Inc., a leading cloud business applications provider.
  • Represented Altice S.A. on communications regulatory matters pertaining to its:
    • $17.7 billion acquisition of Cablevision Systems Corporation; and
    • $9.1 billion acquisition of U.S. cable, telecommunications and broadband service provider Cequel Corporation d/b/a Suddenlink.
  • Represented various communications and technology companies on the implementation of the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules.     
  • Representing numerous pharmaceutical and travel companies in their appeal to the D.C. Circuit of an FCC decision pertaining to the required inclusion of an opt-out notice for consensual faxes under the TCPA.
  • Resolved FTC investigation into student marketing and disclosure practices by a for-profit educational institution.
  • Represented a large telecommunications service provider in resolving an enforcement investigation pertaining to a 911 outage.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in connection with an FTC investigation into its social media marketing practices.
  • Counseled a large telecommunications service provider in connection with its privacy and CPNI practices and a related FCC enforcement investigation.
  • Represented a major software and technology company on telecommunications regulatory matters in connection with its acquisition of an industry-leading peer-to-peer application provider.
  • Advised the Privacy Ombudsman to the Bankruptcy Court in the liquidation and sale of data assets held by the Borders bookstore.
  • Represented the steering committee of secured creditors in the restructuring of FairPoint Communications.
  • Advised a major private equity firm on privacy and data security matters in connection with its acquisition of a large marketing and lead generator company.
  • Represented several large health care providers in connection with their receipt of federal Universal Service Fund support.   
  • Advised a major service provider in connection with its application for broadband stimulus funding pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
  • Counseled broadband service and application providers in connection with the development and implementation of behavioral advertising technologies and practices in the U.S., including matters before the U.S. Congress, the FTC and the courts.
  • Advised a large, multi-national company in connection with multiple state attorney general investigations into its consumer privacy practices.
  • Represented a private investor in its proposed acquisition of a major provider of global satellite-based telecommunication services.
  • Represented a telecommunications carrier in connection with universal service compliance matters, including an investigation by the U.S. Congress and the FCC.
  • Counseled a mobile application provider in connection with net neutrality and short code issues, including the application of Mobile Marketing Association guidelines to the client’s text message business.
  • Represented the U.S. affiliate of a major foreign telecommunications carrier in connection with its privacy-related obligations under U.S. law.
  • Counseled a major media company on telecommunications-related privacy matters related to its development of a Mobile Virtual Network Operator affiliate.   

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association, Past-President (2012-2013); President (2011-2012)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Education Advisory Board Member (2013-2015)
  • At-Large Member, Brandeis University Alumni Board (2019-Present)
  • Recognized in Chambers USA, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite - Regulatory (2010-2019)
  • Recognized in Legal 500 US, Telecom & Broadcast - Regulatory (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010); Telecoms & Broadcast - Transactional (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010); Data Protection & Privacy (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009); Marketing & Advertising (2014, 2013, 2011, 2010)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star (2019) 
  • Best Lawyers in America, Communications; Media Law (2013-2020)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Communications (2012-2019)
  • Who’s Who Legal, TMT (2017)
  • Law360, Media & Entertainment Group of the Year (2012, 2014)
  • Federal Communications Bar Association, Recipient of Distinguished Service Award (2003-2004)