Laura helps telecommunications clients mitigate and manage the risks associated with handling and storing consumer data and information. She counsels on data privacy and cybersecurity issues, as well as information governance and data analytics, including advising on best practices for storing and managing data.
Laura advises clients on complying efficiently with government mandates, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and responding effectively to government hearings, investigations and enforcement actions. She helps clients anticipate future business challenges by advising them on emerging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and related issues. She has served as outside counsel to a major national wireless carrier, assisting in its process to reband the 800 MHz spectrum through negotiations and mediations with hundreds of incumbent FCC licensees.
Laura also successfully defends clients before the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and the FCC against adverse audit findings. And she works with clients to design corporate compliance programs and best practices covering a range of FCC policy and legal issues, including TCPA, disabilities access and consumer billing practices.
Transaction and Business Counsel
Laura provides transaction counsel for acquisitions, mergers and other telecommunications deals, and negotiates communications services supply contracts.
Laura is a frequent contributor to the firm’s TCPA Blog, a resource analyzing TCPA-related litigation and regulatory developments. She also serves on the editorial board for the Faegre Drinker on Data blog, which discusses developments in privacy, cybersecurity, information governance and data analytics.
While in law school, Laura clerked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce.
Laura enjoys acoustic guitar, theater and travel.