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Douglas A. "Drew" Svor

Washington, DC
F: 202.747.3854


  • J.D., Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, 2012, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2003
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
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Drew Svor is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Svor focuses his practice on corporate transactional matters, with an emphasis on the telecommunications industry. Mr. Svor also has extensive regulatory experience in the telecommunications industry.


Broadcast and Media

  • Will.I.Am. FCC regulatory counsel to Will.I.Am from the Black-Eyed Peas in connection with a new wearable device.
  • TVB. Corporate advice to Hong Kong-based TVB regarding television distribution rights in the United States.
  • TV5. Provided corporate and regulatory advice regarding content television distribution rights for TV5, a Philippines based TV program.
  • Pappas. Provided regulatory advice to Comerica Bank in connection with the bankruptcy of Pappas Telecasting.
  • MoonScoop. Provided regulatory advice on closed captioning to MoonScoop, a French animation and production company.


  • Global Eagle Entertainment. Served as corporate counsel to Global Eagle in connection with its long-term agreement with SES to provide capacity on its Ku-band and HTS satellites for Global Eagle’s inflight-connectivity systems. 

  • AsiaSat. Served as corporate, finance and export control counsel to AsiaSat in connection with a hosted payload agreement with GeoMetWatch.
  • Iridium. Served as corporate and government contracts counsel to Iridium in connection with a hosted payload agreement.
  • Satmex. Served as corporate and regulatory counsel to Satmex in connection with a hosted payload agreement and related FCC market access application.
  • Eutelsat America. Regulatory counsel to Eutelsat America Corp. with respect to the E172A satellite and related FCC licensing matters.


  • Aspider. Represented Aspider, a Europe-based mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), in connection with wireless roaming issues in the U.S.

  • Sikorsky. Served as FCC regulatory counsel to Sikorsky on numerous FCC and spectrum related issues.
  • Xsight Systems. Represented Xsight Systems Ltd. in obtaining an FCC equipment authorization for its FODetect airport runway detection system.
  • textPlus. Provided corporate and regulatory advice for their "Over-the-Top" messaging service.
  • Brandtone. Provided corporate and regulatory advice to Brandtone in connection with the launch of their mobile marketing service in the U.S.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

  • Crouzet. Provided regulatory advice to Crouzet, a French manufacturer of automation control components, with regards to its wireless automation products.
  • Observant. Provided regulatory advice to Observant, an Australian provider of remote management solutions, with regards to its wireless automation products.
  • ZTE. Provided regulatory advice to ZTE, a China-based mobile handset manufacturer.
  • Metaswitch. Provided regulatory advice to Metaswitch Networks, a UK-based company that designs and manufactures telecommunications hardware and software.
  • Aastra USA. Provided regulatory advice to Aastra, a leading global enterprise communications provider.
  • TCL Communications. Provided regulatory advice to the U.S. subsidiary of TCL Communications, a China-based mobile handset manufacturer.
  • Western Digital. Provided regulatory advice to Western Digital regarding its home entertainment products.

Transactional Experience

  • Fomas S.p.A. Represented Fomas S.p.A., an international manufacturer of forgings and seamless rolled rings, in connection with its acquisition of all the membership interests of Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine, LLC (a custom manufacturer of seamless rolled rings) in York, South Carolina from ARRM Services, Inc. (a portfolio company of Prospect Capital).

  • Copperweld Bimetallics. Represented Copperweld Bimetallics LLC in its acquisition of the assets of the bimetallics wire business of CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina.
  • Arlington Capital Partners. Represented Arlington Capital Partners and its portfolio company Quantum Spatial, Inc. (f/k/a Aerometric, Inc.) in connection with the acquisition of all the stock of Watershed Sciences, Inc.

Cable and Broadband

  • Cox. Represented Cox Cable in connection with state and local licensing matters related to new broadband deployments.

Pro Bono

  • Served as corporate counsel to Art Enables, a DC-based nonprofit, on corporate governance and transactional matters.

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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Space Law Symposium, ABA Forum on Air & Space Law, Washington, D.C., June 8, 2016



  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Federal Communications Bar Association