What Makes Dunlap Consulting Different?

Rare combination of policy perspectives

Extensive knowledge of policymaker, business executive and consumer viewpoints in policy formation and execution.

Substantive expertise

Over 20 years of policy work in the telecommunications and technology industries


One of the first lobbyists for two industry government affairs teams with tight budgets and myriad issues

We understand what policymakers need to know to make informed decisions, grow the vote, and achieve legislative success.

From 1991-1998, Leslie Dunlap served key Members of Congress involved in the development of emerging technology laws such as the Telecommunications Act of 1996, reauthorization of the Cable Act, Satellite Home Viewer Act, OBRA 93 including authorization of electromagnetic spectrum auctions and competition reports for the wireless industry, Internet Tax Freedom Act, the formation of ICANN, Digital Signatures, Y2K, Child Online Privacy Protection Act, and numerous child safety laws during the critical first decade of Internet growth.  She was one of the initial staff supporting the Congressional Internet Caucus – a bipartisan, bicameral organization for Members of Congress formed to educate them about Internet policy and increase their adoption of technology.

We understand what businesses need from the policy process to foster growth and build innovative consumer products.

Leslie Dunlap represented telecommunications and new media companies before policymakers over multiple Congresses and Presidential Administrations from 1998-2011.  In this role Dunlap developed and executed policy campaigns, helped build and drive industry coalitions, minimized business model risk, and was known for working behind the scenes to broker practical solutions to benefit both industry and consumer protection.

We understand the need to operationalize policy while addressing evolving markets.

Most recently, Leslie Dunlap spent two years as Vice President of Privacy, Policy and Trust at Yahoo, leading an internal policy and compliance team driving privacy, safety and advertising policy affecting over 300 million consumers.  This further honed knowledge of policy implementation, emphasizing that policy must be “doable” and be flexible enough to adjust as the marketplace and consumer expectations change.

Solutions Orientation

Proven track record of changes adopted in business practice, legislation, regulation and self-regulatory codes

Operational Experience

Ran a corporate team tasked with policy compliance from product conception to end-of-life


Reputation for tenacity and attention to detail