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DLA Piper LLP (US)
500 EIGHTH STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20004
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology; Telecom; Technology

Position

Associate

Career

Peter Shroyer primarily advises clients on regulatory compliance, licensing, and transactional matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 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, corporate reorganizations, license transfers or 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 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 how to obtain the required federal and state approvals to effectuate the transfer of such licenses. He advises clients on public safety matters before the FCC, including compliance with network outage reporting requirements.

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.

Education

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

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Peter Shroyer – DLA Piper LLP (US)

In Washington DC, DLA Piper LLP (US) covers the traditional telecoms and broadcast industry as well as emerging, tech-driven entities such as drones, connected cars, and IoT. Co-head Michael Senkowski is a renowned industry veteran and has acted as lead counsel on the industry-shaping merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Fellow co-head Nancy Victory acted alongside Senkowski in this matter. She is an eminent authority in the sector in her own right, with particular expertise in communications policy, FCC enforcement, and foreign ownership issues. The firm is known for its international expertise, with practitioners such as Michael Hazzard, who focuses on global communications, infrastructure, and software companies and recently led the team alongside Victory in a cross-border submarine cable transaction covering several jurisdictions, for HCL Limited Partnership. Associate Peter Shroyer was actively involved in the T-Mobile/Sprint transaction and regularly handles matters requiring FCC approval including spectrum auctions. The firm is expanding its satellite practice through experts such as Tony Lin, a February 2021 arrival from Hogan Lovells US LLP, who focuses on NewSpace companies and smallsat entrepreneurs. Other key members of the team include of counsel Andrew Sacks.