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Michael  Pryor

Michael Pryor

Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck

Washington, DC, USA


Michael Pryor represents cable, telecommunications and wireless companies in federal and state regulatory proceedings, litigation and transactions. He has particular expertise in advancing clients’ positions in complex rulemakings and regulatory adjudications. He has worked extensively in merger and acquisitions of telecommunications assets, including regulatory due diligence, and the successful prosecution of transfer of control applications at the federal and state level.

His substantive background ranges from the arcane regulation of intercarrier compensation to the legal underpinnings of agency decision-making. He has also developed an emphasis in privacy regulation and cybersecurity best practices related to the communications sector.

His deep understanding of the regulatory process was developed in part while serving as the deputy chief of the policy division in the Federal Communication Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau from 1996 to 1999. While there, he drafted rules implementing local competition provisions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act and spearheaded reviews of major proceedings, such as Worldcom's merger with MCI.

Prior to joining the firm he served as special counsel for Cooley’s regulatory communications practice.

He graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center and clerked for U.S. Federal District Court Judge Harold Greene.

Michael Pryor is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Reply Comments of Cox Communications, Inc., In Re: Business Data Services in an Internet Protocol Environment; Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers, WC Docket Nos. 16-143; 05-25 (August 9, 2016) - Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Regulation of Business Data Services (January 26, 2018) - Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Report and Order, In Re: Business Data Services in an Internet Protocol Environment; Technology Transitions; Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers; AT&T Corporation Petition for Rulemaking to Reform Regulation of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Rates for Interstate Special Access Services, WC Docket No. 16-143; GN Docket No. 13-5; WC Docket No. 05-25, RM-10593, FCC 17-43 (April 28, 2017) - Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment The FCC’s new business data services order and other competitive telecommunications issues       - Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Friday, April 13, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The FCC’s new business data services order and other competitive telecommunications issues       - The FCC’s new business data services order and other competitive telecommunications issues      , Friday, April 13, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts The FCC’s new business data services order and other competitive telecommunications issues       - The FCC’s new business data services order and other competitive telecommunications issues      , Friday, April 13, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The FCC’s new business data services order and other competitive telecommunications issues       - The FCC’s new business data services order and other competitive telecommunications issues      , Friday, April 13, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, New York, NY
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