Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Michael Pryor has joined the firm’s Litigation and Government Relations departments as a shareholder and will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. With nearly 30 years of experience, Pryor represents cable, telecommunications and wireless companies in federal and state regulatory proceedings, litigation and transactions. His addition to the firm expands Brownstein's growing telecommunications practice.
“Michael has built an impressive telecommunications practice,” said Rich Benenson, executive committee member and chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “His background complements the projects our Government Relations and Litigation teams have in the telecommunications space and allows us to broaden the services we offer clients.”
Pryor focuses on advancing clients’ positions in complex rulemakings and regulatory adjudications. He has worked extensively in merger and acquisitions of telecommunications assets, including regulatory due diligence, and the successful prosecution of transfer of control applications at the federal and state levels. He has also developed expertise in privacy regulation and cybersecurity best practices related to the communications sector.
Previously, Pryor was special counsel for Cooley LLP in their regulatory communications practice. He served as the deputy chief of the policy division in the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau from 1996 to 1999.
Pryor earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor’s degree at Western Washington University.