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FCC Regulation

  • Successfully represented several major cable operators in a dispute over post-digital transition interpretation of a Communications Act provision requiring “on-channel” carriage of a “must carry” broadcast television station.
  • Successfully defended a major cable operator against a program carriage complaint filed with the FCC by the Game Show Network (GSN).
  • Successfully defended a major programming network in a program access complaint filed by Sky Angel that involved the application of existing laws to online video distributors.
  • Obtained a waiver of FCC rules to allow a robotics manufacturer to bring a new consumer device to market.
  • Successfully negotiated a favorable consent decree with the FCC that allowed a manufacturer of advanced telecommunications equipment who had marketed equipment in the U.S. in a manner inconsistent with the FCC’s rules.
  • Advised robotics manufacturer on FCC spectrum and operational requirements for indoor millimeter Wave frequency operations.
  • Advise and advocate for numerous clients on pre-market testing, device approval, and the use and allocation of spectrum related to the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Counsel medical device manufacturers on the choice of frequency range and FCC service rules for wireless medical devices and obtain waivers of the FCC’s rules to allow for the marketing of new wireless medical devices in the United States.
  • Successfully represented a major consumer products company in connection with a Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau inquiry regarding an advertisement that allegedly violated the Emergency Alert System (EAS) rules.
  • Assisted Wi-Fi Alliance in rulemakings that will give it increased access to spectrum to will support advanced technologies.
  • Represented a major cable operator in an Enforcement Bureau inquiry into its practice of allowing WiFi routers to serve as hotspots.
  • Played in an instrumental role in a major cable operator’s industry-leading efforts to seek modification of the rules governing retransmission consent negotiations between cable operators and broadcast television stations.
  • Assisted Trimble Inc., a major manufacturer of GPS equipment, defend a threat by an entity that wished to propose a service in adjacent frequency spectrum that would have threatened the reception of GPS signals.
  • Assisted T-Mobile in its successful participation in an FCC auction of advanced wireless service spectrum.