Sydney M. White

Former Of Counsel at DLA Piper

Sydney M. White

Sydney M. White

Former Of Counsel at DLA Piper

Biography

Sydney M. White

Of Counsel
DLA Piper

Sydney White's practice includes global representation of large telecommunications and media companies on policy at the federal, state and local levels. She provides clients with strategic advice with regard to competition, market entry and regulatory compliance on telecommunications, cable, broadband, wireless, network access, privacy, data security, cybersecurity and intermediary intellectual property liability issues.

Ms. White counsels clients on significant investments in and merger and acquisitions involving communications and media companies, including necessary regulatory approvals by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal agencies. She also advises clients on wireless licensing and other spectrum related matters.

Ms. White has negotiated inter-industry consensus and built coalitions on controversial telecommunications, e-commerce and technology-related issues pending before Congress and the Administration.

Ms. White has also managed nationwide initiatives related to a broad spectrum of cable competition and franchising issues. She has drafted and negotiated cable franchise agreements, cable ordinances, precedent setting programming agreements and procurement and employment agreements on behalf of telecommunications companies.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. White served as legislative assistant to US Representative Ed Whitfield, where she handled matters under the jurisdiction of the Judiciary, Appropriations, Budget, Education & Labor and Government Reform committees.

Ms. White received her J.D. from Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 1999. She received her B.A. from Emory University In 1993, where she was a captain of the Women's Varsity Tennis Team.

Representative Experience

Legislative and policy counsel to several Internet business coalitions composed of major network, Internet and financial services providers on cybersecurity, privacy, data security and intermediary liability legislative and regulatory issues
Counsel to several of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, interconnected VoIP providers, application service providers on legislative and FCC regulatory matters related to Network Neutrality/Open Internet and First Amendment issues
Counsel to largest wireless equipment manufacturer on cybersecurity and privacy issues
Counsel to several investment companies and large banks on media ownership issues
Counsel to large telecommunications provider in multi-issue public policy advocacy project on the federal and state levels involving corporate fraud, bankruptcy and government contracts
Legislative counsel to an Internet payments business specializing in secure processing and settlement of Internet gambling transactions
Counsel to global defense and aeronautics company on VoIP network deployment in foreign jurisdictions
Counsel to owner of premier Class A commercial property in negotiation of rooftop communications and broadcasting facilities lease
Counsel to owner of premier Class A commercial property in negotiation of Distributed Antenna System and Wi-Fi service agreement
Counsel to one of the nation's largest wireless providers on tower leasing
General Counsel to a large Southern charity sponsoring an annual gala fundraising event
Counsel to Army veteran during benefits appeals before the VA and Board of Veterans Benefits Appeals

Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland


Publications

Author, "What Companies Need to Know about the Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Order," DLA Piper Cybersecurity Law Alert, February 14, 2013
Author, "Congress Makes Compliance with the Confusing Video Privacy Protection Act Easier," DLA Piper E-Commerce and Privacy Alert, January 9, 2013
Author, "FTC Issues Final Privacy Report — Sets forth Best Practices, Calls for Legislation," DLA Piper E-Commerce and Privacy Alert, April 4, 2012
Author, "Federal Agencies, Congress Accelerate Defense Against Cyber Attacks – Every Private Company Will Be Affected," DLA Piper Cybersecurity Law Alert, March 21, 2012
Author, "FTC Proposes Revamping COPPA," DLA Piper E-Commerce and Privacy Alert, October 27, 2011
Contributor, "India Issues Game-Changing Data Privacy Regulations," DLA Piper E-Commerce and Privacy Alert, May 27, 2011



EDUCATION

J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law 1999
B.A., Emory University 1993


Related Global Services

Regulatory and Government Affairs


Related United States Services

Government Affairs
Communications
Electronic Commerce and Privacy
Intellectual Property and Technology
Technology, Sourcing and Commercial


Related Regions

United States



Publications

Cybersecurity Law Alert
What companies need to know about the Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity Order
E-Commerce and Privacy Alert
Congress makes compliance with the confusing Video Privacy Protection Act easier
14 FEB 2013

Cybersecurity Law Alert
What companies need to know about the Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity Order

9 JAN 2013

E-Commerce and Privacy Alert
Congress makes compliance with the confusing Video Privacy Protection Act easier

4 Apr 2012

E-Commerce and Privacy Alert
The FTC Privacy Report: a new prescription for privacy best practices

21 Mar 2012

Cybersecurity Law Alert
Federal agencies, Congress accelerate defense against cyber attacks – every private company will be affected

27 Oct 2011

E-Commerce and Privacy Alert
FTC proposes revamping COPPA

Overview
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Former Of Counsel at DLA Piper
Career History
Of Counsel
Prior

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Political Donations
$125
2018

Senator at Office of the Senator from Alaska, Daniel S. Sullivan

$125
2018

Senator at Office of the Senator from Alaska, Daniel S. Sullivan

$125
2018

Senator at Office of the Senator from Alaska, Daniel S. Sullivan

Transactions
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Digital Theater Systems purchases iBiquity Digital Corp. from Panorama Capital LLC, Granite Ventures LLC, Intel Capital Corp., New Venture Partners LLC, WS Capital LLC (Connecticut), Flatiron Partners LLC, Union Square Ventures LLC, Grotech Ventures, MidOcean Partners

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Vonage Holdings Corp. purchases Vocalocity, Inc. from Noro-Moseley Partners, Imlay Investments, Inc., TechOperators LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to Practice in the District of Columbia
Admitted to the Maryland Bar
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