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Education

J.D., University of Michigan Law School

B.A., University of Michigan

Law Journals

Executive Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

New York Bar

Certifications

Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt

Languages

Spanish

Dan advises U.S. and multinational companies on a variety of telecommunications, economic sanctions, export controls, and national security issues. He frequently represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the U.S. Departments of Treasury, State, Commerce, and Defense. Dan, a certified Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt, uses the LLSI process and project management tools to continually improve the value proposition the firm delivers to its clients.

Representative Experience

  • Represents satellite industry clients and other regulated telecommunications companies in complex regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters before the FCC.
  • Advises on a wide range of telecommunications issues, including satellite and earth station licensing, access to spectrum, assignments and transfers of control, foreign ownership, orbital debris mitigation, and federal reporting requirements.
  • Assists multinational companies and financial institutions in complying with U.S. sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including the preparation of specific license applications, unblocking applications, and voluntary disclosures.
  • Advises on U.S. export controls administered by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).
  • Represents domestic and international companies in national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and Team Telecom.
  • Conducts internal investigations for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), FCC, and FTC-related matters and represents clients in enforcement proceedings.
  • Advises telecommunications and technology companies on compliance with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and federal and state wiretapping laws.
  • Assists companies in complying with regulatory obligations under the FTC Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Protection Act, the CAN-SPAM Act, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
  • Advises service providers regarding Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution requirements.

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (2007)

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC)

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