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Douglas Bonner

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

Doug Bonner has more than 20 years of experience representing wireline and wireless telecommunications providers, cable TV, VoIP and broadcast companies in FCC, FTC and state regulatory proceedings, as well as in telecommunications-related litigation. His specific areas of practice include telecommunications and mass media; communications litigation; and antitrust, regulatory and government affairs, relating to the telecom industry.

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) and other communications service agreements.

He is a frequent speaker and author on issues facing the telecom industry. He is serving in his third consecutive year (2015-2016) 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.

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