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Scott D. Delacourt

Scott D. Delacourt

Wiley Rein LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Scott advises clients on developing and implementing regulatory strategies, and represents them before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He has a broad range of experience in transactions; FTC/FCC investigations and enforcement; and wireless, telecom, and data privacy/security. Scott is chair of Wiley Rein’s FTC Practice Group.

Representative  Experience

  • Secured a favorable decision from the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, which terminated a forfeiture order against a wireless carrier.
  • Advises large and small companies in the wireless space on regulatory issues, spectrum policy and allocation matters, advocacy, and compliance and helps to create and execute strategies to attain their business objectives.
  • Experience with all aspects of FTC investigations, including Civil Investigative Demand response; Field Office, Bureau, and Commission-level advocacy and negotiations; settlement and litigation options; and coordination of multi-forum settlements.
  • Significant experience in handling wireless and telecom transactions. Previously served as the lead FCC official responsible for reviewing several billion dollar wireless transactions, including the Sprint/Nextel, Cingular/AT&T Wireless, and ALLTEL/Western Wireless mergers.
  • Advises regarding emerging regulation applicable to broadband connected devices/Internet of Things (IoT), including connected/ autonomous vehicles and connected health devices.
  • Significant expertise in data privacy/security issues, particularly concerning collection and use of consumer data in marketing and advertising.
  • Regularly counsels carriers and manufacturers regarding disability access requirements.

Professional Experience

  • Deputy Bureau Chief (2004-2005) and Chief of Staff (2003-2004), Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
  • Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel (2002-2003) and Legal Advisor to the Wireless Bureau Chief (2001-2002), Federal Communications Commission
  • Adjunct Professor of Communications, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Institute for Communications Law Studies (2006-2007)


  • American Bar Association (ABA), Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section
    • Co-Chair, Communications Committee (2006-2014)
    • Co-Chair, Spring Regulatory Conference (April 2009)
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)
    • Co-Chair, FCBA/PLI Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation (2015-Present)
    • Served continuously in leadership positions since 1999, including on the Executive Committee, as Trustee & Secretary of the Foundation, and as a Co-Chair of the Wireless, Enforcement and Privacy Committees
  • The Federalist Society
    • Executive Committee, Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group (2003-Present)
    • Chair, University of Michigan Law Alumni Chapter (2011-Present)


  • Received 2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing
  • Named by Law360 as a Telecommunications MVP (2015)

Practice Areas


Telecom, Media & Technology Wireless


J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School

B.A., summa cum laude, Georgetown University; Phi Beta Kappa

Law Journals

Articles Editor, Michigan Technology and Telecommunications Law Review

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar Michigan Bar

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Scott D. Delacourt is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation (34th Annual)
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 35th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 07, 2017, Washington, DC
36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 06, 2018, Washington, DC

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