Mark W. Brennan
Clients across industry sectors seek Mark Brennan's practical advice on cutting-edge communications and privacy issues. An experienced advisor, Mark is as comfortable assisting clients on FCC and FTC policy and enforcement as he is providing actionable compliance strategies to operations teams. He receives dozens of requests each year to share his insights on consumer protection issues at industry conferences and is most well-known for obtaining significant victories for clients on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) issues.
Mark's clients include leading online and e-commerce companies, wireless carriers, global telecommunications providers, "Internet of Things" pioneers and app developers, and other technology vendors, as well as a diverse set of international clients from the transportation, financial services, education, and healthcare sectors.
In addition to his TCPA and telemarketing experience, Mark helps clients on other privacy and data security matters, including Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the FCC's Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) rules, CAN-SPAM, the Video Privacy Protection Act, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), state data breach statutes, and more. He also regularly counsels clients on issues relating to mobile marketing, location-based services, and online behavioral advertising.
An intern at the FCC when Janet Jackson's wardrobe became front-page news, now Mark's international telecommunications practice encompasses licensing and regulatory requirements, transaction approvals, and consumer protection issues. He counsels clients on a variety of communications and spectrum policy issues, including FCC auctions, net neutrality, equipment authorization, IP transition, and E-911.
Obtained a first-of-its-kind exemption from the TCPA consent requirements for the Cargo Airline Association.
Represented the American Association of Administrative Healthcare Management in obtaining a TCPA exemption for healthcare treatment calls.
Represented United Healthcare obtaining TCPA relief from the FCC for calls to reassigned wireless numbers.
Represented CARFAX in obtaining a waiver of the FCC's fax advertisement opt-out rules.
Represented UnitedHealth Group Incorporated in obtaining a waiver of the FCC's fax advertisement opt-out rules.
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