Dave Thomas

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Communications
 
University Cornell University, A.B., 1984; Boston University, M.S., 1987
 
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1990
 
AdmittedDistrict of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Memberships

•Member, Advisory Board of Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary (Wiley Publishing, 2008)

 
LanguagesSpanish
 
Biography

Mr. Thomas is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Washington D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Thomas has a national practice in the telecommunications and broadband communications industries. His practice focuses on the deployment of competitive networks and services, with a particular emphasis on representing broadband providers in matters involving local franchising, rights-of-way, pole attachments, and similar issues.

During his 20 years as counsel to the nation's top cable and broadband companies, cable and telecommunications trade associations, and other competitive communications organizations, Mr. Thomas has become a nationally recognized authority in pole attachments, rights-of-way, federal, state and local broadband and telecommunications regulatory and communications plant deployment issues. He has handled cases in approximately 40 states.

Mr. Thomas is experienced in a wide range of regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters, and handles a variety of commercial, regulatory, and litigation matters involving competitive wireless and wireline telecommunications providers, broadcasters, and satellite communications companies. He has litigated federal preemption cases before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and federal and state courts. In addition to those bodies, he regularly appears in front of state public service commissions, state legislatures, and county and municipal governments.

A frequent speaker at communications and utility industry conferences, he has published works on a variety of domestic and international industry issues, including new technology deployment and spectrum use and allocation.

Honors

Legal 500, 2013, 2014

Languages

Spanish

 
ISLN922570569
 

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Is Wheeler Gaga for Gigabit? The FCC Liberates 100 MHz of Spectrum for Unlicensed Wi-Fi
Douglas A. "Drew" Svor,Dave Thomas, April 11, 2014
On April 1, the FCC took steps to remedy a small but growing annoyance of modern life: poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Removing restrictions that had been in place to protect the mobile satellite service uplinks of Globalstar, and by unanimous vote, the FCC’s First Report and Order on U-NII will...

Sleeper “Small” Cells: The Battle Over The FCC’s Wireless Infrastructure Proceeding
Douglas A. "Drew" Svor,Dave Thomas, March 5, 2014
As policymakers and regulators struggle to keep pace with corporate deal makers (read Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and Comcast-Netflix deal) and address the structures undergirding our Nation’s electronic communications laws, no two aspects of that undertaking (with the possible exception...
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Office Information

Dave Thomas

Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314




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