- Privacy and Data Security
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act
|University ||Cornell University, A.B., 1984; Boston University, M.S., 1987|
|Law School||Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1990|
|Admitted||District of Columbia|
•Member, Advisory Board of Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary (Wiley Publishing, 2008)
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.
•Legal 500, 2013, 2014
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
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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