Starting Friday, Yaron Dori will assume the presidency of the Federal Communications Bar Association, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization of communications lawyers.
A partner at Washington-based Covington & Burling, Dori is also co-chairman of the firm’s communications and media practice group. He focuses primarily on telecommunications, privacy and consumer protection law.
Dori has been an active member of the association for almost 15 years and has served as a founding co-chairman of its privacy and data security committee. His appointment to the one-year term comes at a time when the communications industry is rapidly evolving.
“Our industry is pivoting away from traditionally regulated communications services toward new technologies,” Dori said in a written statement. “This transition raises the profile of important and evolving issues that are growing part of the FCBA’s focus, such as spectrum policy, privacy and data security and national security and supply chain management issues.”
Recently, Dori advised Microsoft Corp. on communications regulatory issues in connection with its acquisition of Skype Global for $8.5 billion.
The association has more than 2,000 members in 10 regional chapters across the U.S.