Biography

William A. Dever is Special Counsel in the FCC’s Office of General Counsel (OGC), Administrative Law Division.  Mr. Dever is a member of the Commission’s Transaction Team in OGC.  Mr. Dever served previously as Chief of the Competition Policy Division in the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau.  Mr. Dever has been responsible for various proceedings affecting telecommunications providers, including mergers and development of licensing, privacy, numbering policy, disabilities access, competition, and regulatory forbearance rules.  Prior to that, Mr. Dever was a supervisory attorney in the FCC’s Mass Media Bureau, where he applied the Commission’s media ownership rules in merger cases affecting broadcasters.  Mr. Dever was also an intern and policy analyst at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Mr. Dever graduated from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in 1994 (J.D.), where he earned a certificate from the school’s Institute for Communications Law Studies.  Mr. Dever graduated from Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater in 1984 (B.A.).