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Yaron Dori

Covington & Burling LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Yaron Dori is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, and is the co-chair of the Communications & Media Practice Group. He practices primarily in the area of telecommunications, privacy and consumer protection law, with an emphasis on strategic planning, policy development, commercial transactions, investigations and enforcement, and overall regulatory compliance.

Mr. Dori represents clients before federal and state regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress in connection with a range of policy issues under the Communications Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and similar federal and state provisions. His unique experience in telecommunications, privacy and consumer protection matters enables him to advise clients on a range of issues in which these disciplines intersect.

With respect to telecommunications matters, Mr. Dori advises clients on a range of business, policy and consumer-facing issues, including net neutrality, broadband deployment, Internet Protocol-enabled services, truth-in-billing, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) rules, the Cable Privacy Act, exclusive service contracts, cable franchise obligations, local competition, universal service reform and intercarrier compensation.

Mr. Dori also has extensive experience in structuring transactions and securing regulatory approvals at both the federal and state levels for mergers, asset acquisitions and similar transactions involving large and small telecommunications carriers, media companies, and data aggregators.

With respect to privacy and consumer protection matters, Mr. Dori advises clients on federal and state wiretap and electronic storage provisions, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA); regulations affecting new technologies such as online behavioral advertising; and the application of federal and state telemarketing, commercial fax, and other consumer protection laws, such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), to voice, text and video transmissions sent to wireless devices and alternative distribution platforms. Mr. Dori also has experience advising companies on state attorney general investigations into a range of consumer protection issues.

HONORS AND RANKINGS

Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Communications (2014)

Law360, Media & Entertainment Group of the Year (2012)

Best Lawyers in America, Communications; Media Law (2013- 2014)

Recognized in Chambers USA, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite - Regulatory (2010-2014)

Recognized in Legal 500 US, Telecom & Broadcast - Regulatory (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010); Telecoms & Broadcast -

Transactional (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010); Data Protection &

Privacy (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009); Marketing &

Advertising (2014, 2013, 2011, 2010)

Federal Communications Bar Association, Recipient of Distinguished Service Award (2003-2004)

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Federal Communications Bar Association, Past-President (2012- 2013); President (2011-2012)

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Education Advisory Board Member (2013-2015)

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