David Medine is a partner in the firm's Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and a member of the Communications, Privacy and Internet Law Practice Group, the Financial Institutions Practice Group and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Working Group. He joined the firm in 2002.
After developing e-commerce and financial services policy at the Federal Trade Commission and The White House, Mr. Medine has brought his experience to a wide range of online and offline clients. His government experience has made him a valuable asset to clients, whether it involves defending investigations, advice on legislative strategies, development of privacy and security policies or counsel on regulatory compliance. Mr. Medine's representation of the United States in international organizations, such as the OECD or in negotiations with the European Union, has positioned him well to represent clients wrestling with international data and consumer protection issues.
Mr. Medine currently represents major online companies, media firms and consumer product companies regarding compliance with federal and state consumer protection and privacy laws and regulations. He also represents a wide range of financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, credit bureaus, credit card issuers, debt collectors and broker-dealers on credit, financial privacy, data security and other issues.
At the FTC, Mr. Medine's responsibilities included the development of policy and regulations, oversight of programs involving consumer financial services, privacy and e-commerce and enforcement activities in those areas. He participated in drafting the Gramm-Leach-Bliley financial privacy and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) regulations.
In August 2000, Mr. Medine left the FTC to serve as a Senior Advisor to the National Economic Council at The White House, where he advised both the President and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and coordinated Administration policies on such issues as privacy, financial institutions and expanding capital investment in under-served areas. He advised government agencies on implementation of electronic signature legislation and represented The White House in congressional consideration of "spam" legislation.
Mr. Medine has successfully represented clients under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Transportation.
He has counseled many companies on compliance with the Gramm Leach Bliley Act; the Fair Credit Reporting Act; the CAN-SPAM Act; Telemarketing Sales Act regulations, including the Do Not Call provisions; and information security requirements, including the FTC financial safeguards rule and state data security breach notification laws.
Mr. Medine has testified before Congress on numerous legislative proposals relating to Internet, privacy and consumer financial issues, and has been a frequent public speaker on related matters.
Honors and Awards
- Recognized as a Nationwide leader in the Privacy and Data Security field in the 2010 and 2011 editions of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers
- Listed as a "Leading Lawyer" in the area of Media, technology and telecoms: Technology-data protection and privacy in the 2009 edition of The Legal 500 United States
- Selected for inclusion in the 2008 and 2009 editions of Washington, DC Super Lawyers in the area of banking law.
- Recognized as a leader in privacy and data security in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
- Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of banking law and financial services regulation law
- Listed in BtoB Magazine's "100 Who's Who in Business to Business"
- Named by Credit Today Magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in credit
- Selected by Washingtonian magazine as one of the "Top Lawyers" in Washington, 2004
Areas of Practice
- Communications, Privacy and Internet Law
- Financial Institutions
- Financial Services
- Information Technology
- Regulatory and Government Affairs
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Working Group
- Korein Tillery / Altria v. Good Amicus Brief
West Practice Categories
Banking & Finance Law, Cable (Broadband), Cellular Communications, Commercial Banks, Communications & Media Law, Credit Unions, Digital Communications, Electronic Commerce, FCC, Insurance Law, International Telecommunications, Internet, Internet, Mortgages & Foreclosures, Securities Law, Securities Regulation, Telecommunications, Wireless Communications
- District of Columbia
- University of Chicago Law School,
- Hampshire College,
- Red Flags Rule Scope Narrowed by Congress, 2010
- New Year Brings Three Major Regulatory Deadlines for Financial Institutions, 2010
- National Broadband Plan Calls for Enhanced Privacy and Data Security Protections, 2010
- Protection of Personal Information: Massachusetts Data Breach Law Goes Into Effect on March 1, 2010, 2010
- Federal Trade Commission Delays Enforcement of Red Flags Rule Again, 2009
- Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency Takes a Key Step Forward, 2009
- Federal Trade Commission Further Delays Enforcement of "Red Flags Rule", 2009
- Red Flag Rules Go into Full Effect on August 1, 2009, 2009
- Agencies Release Rules Regulating Furnisher Obligations Under FACT Act Imposing Major New Duties, 2009
- M-Payments Multi-Jurisdictional Survey: United States, 2009
- Federal Trade Commission Delays Enforcement of "Red Flags Rule" for Certain Financial Institutions and Creditors, 2009
- Protection of Personal Information: Massachusetts Extends Deadline for Compliance with New Privacy and Security Regulations, 2008
- Protection of Personal Information: Massachusetts Requires Comprehensive Information Security Policy, 2008
- Federal Trade Commission Delays Enforcement of "Red Flags Rule" for Certain Financial Institutions and Creditors, 2008
- Ninth Circuit Partially Reinstates California Financial Privacy Law's Affiliate Sharing Opt Out Provisions, 2008
- FTC Bans Prerecorded Messages in Telemarketing Calls, 2008
- FACT Act "Red Flag" Rules, 2008
- SEC Proposal for Better Safeguarding Personal Information: Easier Said Than Done?, 2008
- FDIC Approves Final Rules from FACTA, 2007
- Interagency Proposal for Model Privacy Form under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, 2007
- Data Security Update, 2006
- Transferring HR Data from the European Union to the United States: Binding Corporate Rules Offer Another Compliance Option, 2006
- Recent Developments in Data Security and Data Privacy, 2005
- Telecommunications Law Update, 2003
- Outsourcing, 2003
- Predatory Lending, 2003
- Experts Panel on Industry Compliance Requirements, Processes and Privacy Issues, 2003
- Corporate Privacy Rights vs. The Patriot Act Anti-Money Laundering Efforts, 2003
- Why Has the FTC Become a Privacy Cop, 2002
- FTC Privacy Enforcement, 2002
- Origins of Internet Privacy Regulation, 2002
- Internet Privacy: Enforcement Actions, 2001
- Predatory Lending, 2001
- Alternative Financial Delivery Systems, 2000