David H. Solomon, Partner

Long Bio  |   David H. Solomon, former Chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, is a nationally recognized expert on FCC enforcement issues. Mr. Solomon’s practice at the firm focuses on media and telecommunications matters with a special emphasis on enforcement and other FCC adjudicatory proceedings. He has represented clients in Enforcement Bureau investigations and forfeiture proceedings, formal common carrier complaint proceedings, cable program carriage complaint hearings, merger proceedings, rulemaking and other FCC proceedings, and court appeals of FCC decisions.

Legal 500 and Chambers USA have said that Mr. Solomon has a “reputation as a ‘go-to lawyer’” and that he “stands out as an eminent FCC practitioner.” They have quoted clients stating that he is “in all respects a professional and one of the few people I’d trust with my high priority work” and that he “has an encyclopedic knowledge of FCC enforcement precedent and statutory framework, and top-notch writing and advocacy skills.” Mr. Solomon has been named to Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

As the first Chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, Mr. Solomon designed and organized the new bureau, and led the FCC’s enforcement efforts in all sectors of the communications industry. Prior to that, he served as FCC Deputy General Counsel and FCC Assistant General Counsel for Administrative Law. In these positions, Mr. Solomon provided legal advice to FCC Chairmen, Commissioners, and staff on virtually every significant FCC proceeding for more than a decade. For example, he played a key role in the FCC’s implementation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
 

Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

Co-Chair, Federal Communications Bar Association‘s FCC Enforcement Practice Committee (2005-2007)

FCC Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service (1996)

Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow, Harvard Law School (2003)

Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2011-2017

Named to Super Lawyers® 

Washingtonian Magazine Best Lawyers
 

CONTACT

WASHINGTON DC
E dsolomon@wbklaw.com
P 202.383.3369
F 202.783.5851
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BAR ADMISSIONS

District of Columbia, 1981

EDUCATION

J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1981
A.B. magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1976

PRACTICE AREAS

Administrative & Court Litigation
Broadband & IP-Enabled Services
Enforcement
FTC & Consumer Protection
Media Content & Distribution
Network & Consumer Equipment
Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity
Wired Communications
Wireless Communications
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