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J.D., The George Washington University Law School

B.A., Brown University

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David G. Frolio

Consulting Counsel

David serves as consulting counsel to Wiley Rein LLP. With 35 years of experience as a corporate lawyer, he has deep experience representing clients in the wireless and telecommunications industry on corporate and commercial legal matters. David assists clients of the firm on domestic and international transactions, including infrastructure agreements, roaming agreements, distribution agreements, and other commercial and transactional matters.  

Representative Experience

  • Lead M&A counsel for domestic and international transactions in the wireless/telecommunications industry.
  • Structured and negotiated cross-border commercial joint venture agreements in the telecom, media, and IT industries. 
  • Negotiated complex telecommunications sales agreements with Fortune 100 companies.
  • Negotiated MVNO, agency, and other distribution agreements for wireless operators.

Professional Experience

  • Director & General Counsel, Peaks Foundation (2011-Present)
  • General Counsel, GSM Association (2007-2014)
  • Vice President & Associate General Counsel-Corporate Matters, BellSouth Corporation (2003-2007)
  • Vice President & Associate General Counsel-Commercial Operations, BellSouth Corporation (2000-2003)
  • Senior Corporate Counsel, BellSouth Corporation (1988-2000)