Peter Shroyer primarily advises clients on regulatory compliance, licensing, and transactional matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Peter’s practice covers a wide range of issues across the communications and technology sectors, but in particular he has represented clients on mergers and acquisitions, media licensing, corporate reorganizations, license transfers or assignments, and experimental licensing. Peter also has extensive experience with commercial transactions. Peter also has drafted a variety of commercial agreements involving the provision of telecommunications services and assisted clients perform regulatory due diligence for transactions involving the transfer of FCC licenses.   

Of particular note, Peter played a prominent role in helping to secure federal regulatory and 18 state regulatory approvals for the merger of two of the largest mobile network operators in the United States (T-Mobile and Sprint). As part of that effort Peter oversaw the submission of all highly confidential filings and data productions at the FCC, and also coordinated the review of third-party documents and data productions in connection with the merger.  

Peter joined DLA Piper after two and a half years at the FCC.  At the FCC, Peter was in its Attorney Honors Program and served in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) and the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB).

During his FCC tenure, Peter's primary responsibilities involved cybersecurity and privacy. In particular, Peter worked on matters involving data security and data breaches, network security risk management, and implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Peter also served as FCC liaison for the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) V's Wi-Fi Security Working Group. In addition to these matters, Peter also worked on network outage reporting, the Emergency Alert System, and submarine cable outage reporting.

In the FCC’s WCB, Peter worked primarily on matters related to telecommunications access policy. In this capacity, his work involved the administration of the Universal Service Fund's E-rate program, focusing on fiber and competitive bidding requirements.

Peter has twice been recognized as a Rising Star in Telecoms and Broadcast by The Legal 500. In recognizing Peter, the publication noted that "associate Peter Shroyer comes highly recommended."