Elliot S. Tarloff is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Communications, Government Controversies, and Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practices. Mr. Tarloff advises clients in regulated industries on a variety of state and federal regulatory proceedings, including merger reviews, rulemakings, investigations, and enforcement actions.
Mr. Tarloff has represented clients in the telecommunications, cybersecurity, defense, financial services, and hospitality industries. He has experience counseling clients on issues before federal regulators, including the FCC, SEC, and FTC, and state regulators, such as public utility commissions and attorneys general.
Communications, Internet, and Technology: Mr. Tarloff has represented parties to several prominent telecommunications transactions, including the merger between Charter Communications, Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks, LLC, providing guidance on strategic and procedural issues. He has experience advising clients on transaction structure, preparing regulator-facing advocacy and discovery materials, and working closely with business units. Mr. Tarloff also has provided strategic counseling and drafted comments for numerous significant FCC proceedings regarding telecommunications infrastructure, universal service fund auctions, data breaches and cybersecurity, wireless spectrum, practices of broadband Internet access service providers, and broadband consumer privacy. He also has experience with telecommunications-related litigation.
Government Controversies: Over his career, Mr. Tarloff has been involved in several internal investigations, addressing allegations of fraud and other regulatory violations. For three years, he has assisted in the monitorship of a global financial institution, including by overseeing and reporting on the institution’s compliance.
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: In addition to his work on telecommunications-related data privacy and cybersecurity issues, Mr. Tarloff has advised multiple clients on the design and processes for their “bug bounty” programs, and he has counseled clients on the litigation and prosecution risks of other emerging cybersecurity tools and authentication methods. He also has provided counseling regarding U.S. sectoral privacy laws and international privacy regimes, including the EU GDPR.