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John Heitmann
Partner, Chair of Communications Practice at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP


John counsels wireless, wireline and cable broadband and telephony service providers, and other entities, large and small, international and domestic, on policy, compliance and strategic initiatives involving the communications regulatory landscape on both the federal and state levels. With 25 years of experience, John advises clients on regulatory policy and compliance with the Communications Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, and the numerous other federal and state laws governing telecommunications, privacy and information security. John also works with new technology providers by helping them assess and successfully navigate a thicket of legal and regulatory requirements ranging from classification to spectrum policy to privacy and consumer protection issues at the federal and state levels. John currently serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA)-Federal Communications Bar Association Privacy (FCBA) and Data Security Symposium. He also co-chairs the FCBA’s Privacy and Data Security Committee and is a past chair of the FCBA’s State and Local Practice Committee.