David M. Didion is special counsel in Jenner & Block's Communications, Internet & Technology and Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practices. He advises clients on telecommunications regulatory requirements, ongoing rulemakings and communications transactions. He also provides counseling on mobile and online privacy compliance, policy and strategy.
Mr. Didion has facilitated over $20 billion in telecommunications transactions and has been involved in several prominent Federal Communications Commission proceedings. Over his career, Mr. Didion has provided guidance on both the strategic and procedural elements of several multi-billion dollar wireless and cable transactions, advising clients on transaction structure, FCC strategy, and licensing matters involving wireless spectrum and other authorizations. He offers a wide range of compliance and policy advice for clients in the wireless, satellite, radio, media, and wireline services.
Mr. Didion provides strategy and compliance advice on mobile and online privacy. He has experience counseling clients in the entertainment, media, and advertising technology industries on mobile privacy strategies, including matters relating to FTC, FCC, COPPA, CalOPPA, U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor, “Do Not Track,” VPPA, and international privacy requirements. He has published and contributed to privacy articles in the Communications Lawyer, the Daily Journal, Law360, and Lexology, and has delivered ABA and CLE presentations on the evolution of online and mobile privacy rules.
Mr. Didion graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School as a Kirkland and Ellis Scholar - awarded to the top 5% - and member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, he served as an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. Mr. Didion earned his B.A. with departmental and University honors from the University of Maryland and his M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, both in analytic philosophy.