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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

  • 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)

Recognitions

Named by The Legal 500 US a “recommended lawyer” in Telecom and Broadcast Regulatory Law (2017-2018)

Named by Law360 as a Telecommunications MVP (2015)

Received 2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

Education

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

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

Recognitions
Named by The Legal 500 US a “recommended lawyer” in Telecom and Broadcast Regulatory Law (2017)
Named by Law360 as a Telecommunications MVP (2015)
Received 2015 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

Education
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

Scott D. Delacourt is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation (35th Annual)
36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, In the Matter of Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, WT Docket No. 17-79 and WC Docket No. 17-84 (FCC 18-133) (September 27, 2018) - 36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 06, 2018
Communications Law 2018 (August 2018) - 36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 06, 2018
Notice; Request for Public Comments on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration: Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy (Docket No. 180821780-8780-01) (September 21, 2018) - 36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 06, 2018
California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.100 (June 28, 2018) - 36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 06, 2018
Federal Communications Commission, “The FCC’s 5G FAST Plan,” (September 28, 2018), https://www.fcc.gov/document/fccs-5g-fast-plan - 36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 06, 2018
Privacy Activity in the Federal Government Ramps Up Dramatically (September 25, 2018) - 36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 06, 2018
California’s Sweeping Consumer Privacy Act—There Will Be More Opportunities to Weigh in Before the Law Becomes Effective in 2020 (July 2, 2018) - 36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 06, 2018
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, United States v. State of California, Case No. 2:18-at-01539 (E.D. Cal. Sept. 30, 2018) - 36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 06, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 37th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 05, 2019, Washington, DC
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