Robert R. Belair

Partner
1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
202.677.4040 phone
202.677.4041fax

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead counsel in numerous Federal Trade Commission Fair Credit Reporting Act and UDAP investigations.
  • Served as a privacy consultant to numerous federal agencies including the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the Social Security Administration.
  • Provided expert witness testimony in a Fair Credit Reporting Act matter, Chex v. MicroBilt which made new law regarding the privacy of credit report information.
  • Served as lead counsel for a national consumer reporting agency in the first Federal Trade Commission data breach investigation and action.
  • Led coalition of data companies working on amendments to the Drivers Privacy Protection Act.
  • Served as lead amicus counsel, working with the Solicitor’s Office in a landmark Supreme Court Freedom of Information Act/privacy decision, Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press v. the Department of Justice.
  • Served as lead attorney for coalition of companies and their trade association in a two-year effort to influence the provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.