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Doug Bonner has 25 years of experience representing wireline and wireless providers, cable TV, VoIP and broadcast companies in regulatory matters before the FCC, FTC, DOJ, U.S. Department of Commerce/NTIA, DOT/NHTSA and other federal agencies, and in state regulatory proceedings, as well as in telecommunications-related litigation. His practice ranges from litigating telecommunications industry disputes and defending regulatory enforcement proceedings involving the industry to advising on mergers & acquisitions and assisting clients in negotiating beneficial terms to their communications and other service agreements. Doug also counsels clients on privacy and data security issues arising under the Communications Act or involving international transfers of personal data, including organizing and presenting corporate compliance programs relating to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or helping clients through the U.S./EU Privacy self-certification process.
Doug’s telecom litigation experience includes defending businesses engaged in telemarketing in consumer class actions involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other privacy laws, providing privacy and data breach counseling to businesses, and representing telecommunications carriers in interconnection disputes, Telecommunications Act of 1996 cases and FCC enforcement proceedings.
In addition, Doug assists enterprise customers in negotiating services contracts with wireless communications and Internet service providers. This includes negotiating distributed antenna system (DAS), master service agreements and subtending agreements including virtual private network and other communications service agreements. Doug’s clients benefit from his experience either terminating agreements for cause or resolving disputes under contractual dispute resolution provisions.
He is a frequent speaker and author on issues facing the telecom industry. He has served for several years as Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Privacy and Data Security Committee. Doug has been frequently recognized as a leading lawyer in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite by Chambers, USA.