CHRIS M. LAUGHLIN
Associate
(202) 342-8635 (202) 342-8635
CHRIS M. LAUGHLIN Associate
Chris Laughlin is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on regulatory, litigation, transactional, and policy matters involving communications and technology clients. Chris counsels clients on issues that arise when operating in the Internet ecosystem, including barriers to broadband deployment, access to spectrum, and privacy and data security obligations. His advice and representation on these matters ranges from regulatory compliance and enforcement defense at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to policy advocacy at the FCC and on the Hill, to litigation in federal district and appellate courts, and transactional matters between private entities. His experience includes guiding clients through privacy issues related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) rules, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
 
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Chris was a Staff Attorney in the Communications & Technology Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center where he represented non-profit organizations and supervised law students in regulatory, litigation, and policy matters concerning net neutrality, privacy and data security, universal service, broadcast ownership, communications accessibility, and digital advertising. During law school, Chris served as a law clerk in the Office of Chairman Tom Wheeler at the FCC and as a public policy intern with Comcast-NBCUniversal.
Advised multiple wireless providers on implementing policies and procedures for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Counseled connected car service providers on complex regulatory classification issues and developed end-user service agreements.

Advised multiple clients on TCPA consent requirements and exceptions for emergency and healthcare communications.

Advocated on behalf of industry association in rulemaking proceedings dealing with broadband deployment funding and barriers to deployment in multi-tenant environments.

Represented client coalition in advocacy regarding preservation of spectrum for auto safety communications.

Advised foreign telecommunications provider on developments in U.S. spectrum policy and oversight of technology platforms.
Federal Communications Bar Association
 

About

Chris Laughlin is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on regulatory, litigation, transactional, and policy matters involving communications and technology clients. Chris counsels clients on issues that arise when operating in the Internet ecosystem, including barriers to broadband deployment, access to spectrum, and privacy and data security obligations. His advice and representation on these matters ranges from regulatory compliance and enforcement defense at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to policy advocacy at the FCC and on the Hill, to litigation in federal district and appellate courts, and transactional matters between private entities. His experience includes guiding clients through privacy issues related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) rules, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
 
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Chris was a Staff Attorney in the Communications & Technology Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center where he represented non-profit organizations and supervised law students in regulatory, litigation, and policy matters concerning net neutrality, privacy and data security, universal service, broadcast ownership, communications accessibility, and digital advertising. During law school, Chris served as a law clerk in the Office of Chairman Tom Wheeler at the FCC and as a public policy intern with Comcast-NBCUniversal.

Experience

Advised multiple wireless providers on implementing policies and procedures for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Counseled connected car service providers on complex regulatory classification issues and developed end-user service agreements.

Advised multiple clients on TCPA consent requirements and exceptions for emergency and healthcare communications.

Advocated on behalf of industry association in rulemaking proceedings dealing with broadband deployment funding and barriers to deployment in multi-tenant environments.

Represented client coalition in advocacy regarding preservation of spectrum for auto safety communications.

Advised foreign telecommunications provider on developments in U.S. spectrum policy and oversight of technology platforms.

Memberships

Federal Communications Bar Association