David H. Solomon - Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

David H. Solomon

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

David H. Solomon, former Chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, is a nationally recognized expert on FCC enforcement issues. Mr. Solomon’s practice at the firm focuses on media and telecommunications matters with a special emphasis on enforcement and other FCC adjudicatory proceedings. He has represented clients in Enforcement Bureau investigations and forfeiture proceedings, formal common carrier complaint proceedings, cable program carriage complaint hearings, merger proceedings, rulemaking and other FCC proceedings, and court appeals of FCC decisions.

As the first Chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, Mr. Solomon designed and organized the new bureau, and led the FCC’s enforcement efforts in all sectors of the communications industry. Prior to that, he served as FCC Deputy General Counsel and FCC Assistant General Counsel for Administrative Law. In these positions, Mr. Solomon provided legal advice to FCC Chairmen, Commissioners, and staff on virtually every significant FCC proceeding for more than a decade. For example, he played a key role in the FCC’s implementation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Additional Information

Practice Areas
  • Administrative & Court Litigation
  • Broadband & IP-Enabled Services
  • Enforcement
  • FTC & Consumer Protection
  • Media Content & Distribution
  • Network & Consumer Equipment
  • Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity
  • Wired Communications
  • Wireless Communications
Harvard UniversityAB 1976Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1981
Federal Communications Bar AssociationFederal Communications Bar Association

Client Comments

"David Solomon is an excellent lawyer and has excellent judgment. He also understands his clients' needs and advises the company extremely well on all matters on which we work with him."

-Melissa Newman
Vice President, Federal Regulatory

Office Location

1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800N
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Practice Areas

Communications Law

Other Information

Gender: Male