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DAVID AUGUST KONUCH

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EXPERIENCE
DAVID AUGUST KONUCH, P.A. Jan. 2014 - present
Partner and Principal ~ Tallahassee, Florida, Washington D.C.
Counseling of media and technology companies concerning privacy, cybersecurity,
intellectual property law, and litigation strategy; developing federal and state regulatory
and compliance policies as a team member and team leader. Adjunct Professor of
Communications Law (including Privacy Law) at Florida State University College of
Law; managing other outside counsel in high stakes litigation matters; providing services
of outside Assistant General Counsel and Privacy Officer on contractual basis; litigation
in state and federal court; drafting contracts for mobile payment providers. Clients
include the Florida Cable Telecommunications Association (FCTA), with responsibilities
and accomplishments listed under FCTA below.
FLORIDA CABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION (2008 2014)
Senior Counsel, Regulatory Law & Technology ~ Tallahassee, Florida
Chief in house counsel for FCTA, the trade association representing Floridas incumbent
cable companies, including Atlantic Broadband, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cox,
and Mediacom, which collectively provide video, Internet and telephony service to over 4
million subscribers in Florida.
Achieved successful resolution of high stakes litigation and regulatory matters pending
before state and federal courts and agencies.
Supervises and directs outside counsel at some of the nations top law firms in matters
where amounts in controversy often exceed hundreds of millions of dollars in the
aggregate.
Team leader and negotiator for technology contracts involving the FCTA and other
stakeholders, such as telecommunications companies and electric utilities.
Develops regulatory and compliance strategy concerning privacy, technology, and
communications law issues before the Florida Legislature and U.S. Congress; monitors
privacy and cybersecurity issues nationwide for impact on cable.
Represents FCTA at national conferences, including the National Cable
Telecommunications Association State Leadership and Key Contact conferences, often
serving as a presenter on cutting edge legal issues.
WHITE & CASE LLP (2005-2008)
Senior Associate ~ Miami, Florida
Conducted national litigation and regulatory practice on behalf of cable and Internet industry for
clients such as Comcast, Time Warner, and Yahoo! Inc. Defended consumer class actions in state
and federal court throughout the U.S. concerning: Internet privacy and data security, the
Communications Decency Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and late fee cases, among
others, often resulting in the opponents case being outright dismissed. Represented Yahoo! Inc.
in privacy cases in the U.S. and international commercial disputes in Mexico and Brazil. Served
as primary outside counsel to Comcast on privacy issues, such as treatment of Personally
Identifiable Information and subpoenas under federal Cable Act at one of the worlds leading
international law firms. Successfully defended Klimas v. Comcast, where class action plaintiff

had sought $1 billion in statutory damages for alleged Internet privacy violations under federal
law, with result that case was dismissed and plaintiff received no recovery whatsoever.
FLEISCHMANN & WALSH LLP (2003-2005)
Senior Associate ~ Washington, D.C.
Developed state and federal regulatory compliance policies on behalf of technology companies;
represented cable and telecom companies in litigation, administrative law and regulatory matters
in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. and before the FCC.
KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP (2000-2003)
Regulatory and Litigation Associate ~ Washington, D.C.
Conducted litigation before federal district and appellate courts and regulatory matters before the
FCC on behalf of wireless and wireline telecommunications companies; met with key agency
staff and commissioners and filed comments in federal agency rulemakings. Conducted complex,
multiparty and class action litigation. Advised companies concerning successful litigation
strategy; drafted and defended motions for summary judgment. Took and defended depositions
of expert and fact witnesses; negotiated settlement agreements.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (1996 -- 1999)
Senior Attorney, Attorney Advisor ~ Washington, D.C.
Primary Staff Attorney drafter of key portions of FCC orders and regulations implementing the
landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996, one of the largest and most complex rulemakings
ever conducted by the FCC. Wrote key orders and rules that were ultimately appealed to and
upheld by the United States Supreme Court. As a Senior Attorney at the FCCs Enforcement
Bureau, 1998 - 1999, mediated industry disputes as a founding staff member of the FCCs
innovative rocket docket program. Led team creating the FCCs Truth-in-Billing regulations
similar to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley privacy disclosure obligations for financial institutions.
MCFADDEN, EVANS & SILL, (1995-1996).
Litigation and Communications Law Associate ~ Washington, D.C.
Appeared in federal and state court on behalf of clients, primarily in the wireless communications
and broadcast industry; filed applications with the FCC to obtain wireless and other
communications licenses; represented bidders in spectrum auctions.
HON. CHARLES SCHWARTZ J.R., U.S. DISTRICT COURT, E.D. La., (1993-94)
Law Clerk to Federal Judge ~ New Orleans, Louisiana. Legal research, writing, and counsel to
federal judge in a variety of civil, criminal and admiralty matters.
ROBERT BRANAND INTERNATIONAL, (1988-1990)
Lobbyist ~ Washington, D.C. Lobbied U.S. Congress and staff on international trade issues on
behalf of U.S. plastics and machine tool industries.
EDUCATION
TULANE LAW SCHOOL, New Orleans, Louisiana, J.D., cum laude, 1993.
Tulane Moot Court Board, 1991-93. Member, Tulane Environmental Law Journal, 19901991.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, California
B.A. History, with significant coursework in economics, 1982-1986.
BAR ADMISSIONS
Admitted to practice in Florida, California, Washington, D.C.