Michael Pryor is a Member of the firm and practices in the Communications practice group, where he focuses on communications law, policy, and regulation.
Michael has served as Deputy Chief of the Policy and Program Planning Division in the Common Carrier Bureau of adjudications, including guiding staff in developing legal and policy positions, and reviewing and editing Commission notices and orders. Michael managed major proceedings, including the review of telecommunications mergers, the development of rules concerning the deployment of advanced telecommunications services, and the review of BOC applications to provide in-region long-distance service pursuant to Section 271.
Michael represents companies in rulemakings and litigation before the FCC, state commissions, and the courts, involving issues such as access to incumbent carrier facilities, intercarrier compensation, roaming and regulation of VoIP and IP-based services. He also has extensive experience in negotiating commercial telecommunication agreements and statutory interconnection agreements. Before joining Dow Lohnes, Michael was a partner in the communications practice of Mintz Levin.
Michael is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and California. He received his B.S. from Western Washington University (1978) and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center (1988), where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. After graduating from law school, he served as law clerk to Judge Harold H. Greene of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Bar Admissions – District of Columbia; California
B.S., Western Washington University, 1978
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1988