Ari Z. Moskowitz

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Trademark and Trade Dress
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Cloud Computing & Managed IT Services
  • Communications
  • Cable
  • Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless & Satellite
University Harvard University, B.A.
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D.
AdmittedVirginia; U.S. District Court; Supreme Court of Virginia; District of Columbia


Federal Communications Bar Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals


Ari Moskowitz is an associate in the firm's Washington, DC office where he advises clients in the telecommunications and technology industries. He represents cable operators, broadcasters, and media companies on federal regulatory and compliance matters before the Federal Communications Commission and the Copyright Office. Ari, a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), also provides guidance on complying with various federal and state privacy laws, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, cross-border data protection regulation, and data breach notification laws.

•Drafted comments on behalf of wireless and cable companies in FCC proceedings, including an inquiry into dynamic spectrum technologies and a rulemaking on revisions to the Program Access rules.

•Renewed spectrum licenses for several EBS licensees and helped draft a multi-million dollar spectrum lease.

•Assisted a broadcast television station in applying to the FCC for a transfer of control.

•Reviewed and drafted privacy policies, terms of use, and frequently asked questions for a Silicon Valley technology company and advised them on complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

•Counseled a multi-national luxury goods company on compliance with state and federal employee privacy laws.

Before Edwards Wildman

Ari began his career at a small communications and privacy law firm in Washington, DC where he advised start-up and established technology companies on privacy laws and wireless technology companies on FCC matters. During law school, Ari was a law clerk for Commissioner Robert M. McDowell and intern in the Wireline Competition Bureau of the FCC, where he assisted in the development of the National Broadband Plan and analyzed the FCC's authority to implement Open Internet rules. Ari was also an intern at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where he supported the Department of Commerce in drafting its Green Paper, Privacy Policy and Innovation in the Internet Economy, which formed the basis for the agency's multistakeholder proceedings to develop industry self-regulatory privacy codes. Prior to attending law school, Ari served on the transition team for Chancellor Michelle Rhee at the District of Columbia Public Schools.


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Microsoft and Other Major Technology Companies Push Back Against Warrant to Access Data Held on Foreign Servers
Lawrence R. Freedman,Ari Z. Moskowitz,Mark E. Schreiber, July 1, 2014
A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over a search warrant could have major repercussions for cloud service providers. Historically, European data privacy and protection standards have been stricter generally speaking than those in the U.S. The "Safe Harbor" arrangement...

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit; Finds Aereo is Engaging in Unlicensed Public Performances of Broadcast Programs
Seth A. Davidson,Arthur H. Harding,Ari Z. Moskowitz, July 1, 2014
In a much-anticipated ruling, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, by a 6-3 margin, overturned the decision of the Second Circuit in ABC et. al v. Aereo. The majority opinion, written by Justice Breyer, held that the transmissions of broadcast programming made to...

Federal Agencies Now Required to Use Only FedRAMP Authorized Cloud Service Providers
Lawrence R. Freedman,Ari Z. Moskowitz, June 11, 2014
Yesterday, June 5, was the deadline set by the Office of Management and Budget for all federal agencies to use only FedRAMP authorized cloud service providers (“CSPs”) for systems at “low and moderate risk impact levels.” The government is poised to spend over $70 billion on...

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Ari Z. Moskowitz

1875 Eye Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20006


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