Dorothy Attwood - Participant

Dorothy Attwood was named Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy for The Walt Disney Company in September 2010. Attwood is responsible for the development of Disney’s strategic global public policy initiatives. She also manages the company’s privacy legal department across all its business segments.

Prior to joining Disney, Attwood was Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer for AT&T, where she led AT&T’s public policy strategy and enterprise-wide policies governing the privacy of customer information. Prior to joining AT&T in November of 2002, Attwood spent six years at the Federal Communications Commission in a variety of senior policy-making positions. Attwood was the Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman William Kennard on all common carrier, enforcement and consumer matters, and served as Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau under both Chairman Kennard and Chairman Michael Powell. She also served as Chief of the Enforcement Division of the Common Carrier Bureau.

Before joining the FCC, Attwood was a partner in the Philadelphia law firm Cozen & O'Conner, specializing in commercial litigation. She clerked for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Attwood received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a Master’s degree from the Wharton School and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Attwood resides in Los Angeles, California and has two grown children.



The Walt Disney Company


Senior Vice President,
Global Public Policy