Vernon Ross counsels communications and technology clients on FCC policy and regulatory issues including competition, privacy, and data security. Mr. Ross' experience includes representing AT&T in various matters before federal government agencies. Mr. Ross graduated, cum laude, from Howard University School of Law. During law school, Mr. Ross interned in the Office of Chairman Tom Wheeler and the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. Additionally, he was a law clerk at CTIA, a wireless trade association. Prior to law school, Mr. Ross worked at Verizon Wireless in various roles including as a Regulatory Engineer providing regulatory expertise for cellular site network maintenance and build-outs.

Experience

  • AT&T Inc. in its successful $85.4 billion stock-and-cash acquisition of Time Warner Inc. After a second request and the first vertical merger trial/appeal in decades, the transaction was approved with no finding of liability.

Perspectives

FCC Takes Further Action to Stop Unlawful Robocalls
Advisory
Privacy, Big Data, and Social Justice - Targeted Advertising and the Impact on Communities of Color
Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC
NTIA Seeks Comment on a Flexible, Risk-Based Approach to Consumer Privacy (pdf)
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Vol 31, No. 2
FCC Acts to Remove State and Local Regulatory Barriers to 5G Deployment
Advisory
A Half Million Reasons To Review Your M&A Due Diligence Checklist
Advisory
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, Howard University School of Law, 2017, cum laude
  • MPP, Planning and Economic Development , Georgia State University, 2012
  • BA, International Studies, Morehouse College, 2008, cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Activities
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar
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