Michael H. Pryor

Michael H. Pryor



More than 25 years advising on telecommunications issues. Deep understanding of TCPA, robocalling and telemarketing issues.

Michael Pryor represents organizations that provide telecommunications services and those that rely on telecommunications technology for business operations. Drawing on more than two decades of work in the telecommunications industry, he helps clients navigate complex federal and state regulatory proceedings, litigation and transactions. Michael’s substantive background ranges from the arcane regulation of intercarrier compensation to the legal underpinnings of agency decision-making.  

Extremely knowledgeable about the nuances and intricacies of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Michael is sought out for his counsel on robocalling and telemarketing issues. He is committed to helping his clients achieve optimal outcomes working to advance their position in complex rulemakings and regulatory adjudications.

Michael served as the deputy chief of the policy division in the Federal Communication Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau from 1996 to 1999. While there, he drafted rules implementing the local competition provisions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act and spearheaded reviews of major proceedings including WorldCom’s merger with MCI. Following law school, Michael clerked for Judge Harold Greene who oversaw the breakup of AT&T and its restrictions on Bell Companies’ business practices.

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  • 1988, Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude
  • 1978, Western Washington University


  • California
  • District of Columbia



"We could not ask for a more knowledgeable or responsive partner than Michael Pryor." "He combines deep knowledge with good strategic thinking for how to navigate the FCC and the ecosystem of telecommunications companies." – Chambers USA, 2023

"Michael knows the telecoms industry and he knows the FCC." – Chambers USA, 2022

Chambers USA, 2021-2023