Associate General Counsel
Chris Oatway is an Associate General Counsel at Verizon. His portfolio includes cybersecurity policy as well as certain consumer protection issues, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Chris is the principal attorney supporting the activities Verizon takes to protect its customers from illegal and unwanted robocalls. Prior to Verizon, Chris spent several years as an antitrust litigator at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. In his early career he did stints at major law firms in Brussels and Mexico City, and before attending law school he worked as an economic consultant and provided antitrust analysis to risk arbitrage hedge funds. Chris received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown, where he also earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service. He studied undergraduate economics and Spanish at the University of Massachusetts.