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DLA Piper LLP (US)
United States

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Intellectual Property; Technology




Peter Shroyer primarily advises clients on regulatory compliance, licensing, and transactional matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and various state regulating bodies. Peter’s practice covers a wide range of issues across the communications and technology sectors, but in particular he has represented clients on mergers and acquisitions, license transfers and assignments, spectrum acquisitions, and enforcement matters before the FCC. Peter also has extensive experience with commercial transactions and has drafted a variety of commercial agreements involving the provision of telecommunications services. More recently, Peter assisted a major international telco effectuate a spin off and sale of its communications infrastructure assets. Peter also took a leading role in undertaking an audit of existing contracts for a major international telco and led trainings for the telco’s counsel on contracting best practices.

Peter has also assisted clients perform regulatory due diligence for transactions involving the transfer of telecommunications licenses, as well as advised them on obtaining the required federal and state approvals to effectuate the transfer of such licenses. He recently assisted a client in obtaining regulatory approval for a transaction in over 30 states.

Peter joined DLA Piper after two and a half years at the FCC. Peter joined the FCC as part of its Attorney Honors Program and spent time in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) and the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB).

In PSHSB, Peter’s primary practice areas involved cybersecurity and privacy. In particular, Peter worked on matters involving data security and data breaches, network security risk management, and implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Peter also served as FCC liaison for the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) V’s Wi-Fi Security Working Group. In addition to these matters, Peter also worked on network outage reporting, the Emergency Alert System, and submarine cable outage reporting.

In WCB, Peter worked primarily on matters related to telecommunications access policy. In this capacity, his work involved the administration of the Universal Service Fund’s E-rate program, focusing on fiber and competitive bidding requirements.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactions

(Rising stars)

Peter Shroyer – DLA Piper LLP (US)

The Washington DC-based telecoms practice at DLA Piper LLP (US) leverages the global resources and strong M&A capabilities of the broader firm to represent high-profile clients in the telecoms sector in their complex, business-critical transactions. The firm’s strong regulatory capabilities complements the transactional work, able to provide comprehensive assistance for complex transactions, illustrated by the firm’s representation of T-Mobile in its merger with Sprint. The team’s work cuts across all sectors of telecoms and broadcast with a significant and growing practice in space and satellite, the firm supporting operators in this sector through business arrangements and strategy as well as regulatory and technical issues. The team is co-led by distinguished figures Michael Senkowski and Nancy Victory who are noted for their work leading the work on the T-Mobile merger, and whose practices otherwise cut across wireless, traditional telecom, media, and satellite. Michael and Nancy frequently work alongside Edward Smith whose expertise is equally broad in scope, exemplified by his assistance in both market entry for satellite companies and the planning of new submarine cables. Eric DeSilva specializes in wireless, and represents clients on the full range of work in this space, and Michael Hazzard focusses on global communications and infrastructure companies in their multi-jurisdictional mandates, covering corporate restructuring, market entry, and commercial transactions. Associate Peter Shroyer brings his experience working at the FCC to securing approval for transactions, working on the T-Mobile merger, and spectrum auctions.