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Jonathan P. Garvin

Associate

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+1.202.434.7357

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Jon focuses his practice on a wide range of legal challenges facing companies in the communications and media industries. He regularly advises clients on transactional, regulatory, and compliance issues before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) involving wireless, broadband, broadcast, and cable matters. In addition, Jon advises broadcast and print media clients on FTC and state-specific advertising rules and advises broadcast companies on Television Spectrum Repack and FCC license requirements. 

Jon brings FCC experience and insight to his engagements with the firm’s communications industry clients. He began his legal career in the FCC Attorney Honors Program as an Attorney-Advisor in the Enforcement Bureau’s Spectrum Enforcement Division, where he investigated rules violations and complaints related to public safety communications network interference, Part 15 equipment authorization, 911 and enhanced 911 outages, deployment and operation of satellites, and compliance with operational provisions of FCC licenses. He also resolved investigations through settlement negotiations or administrative actions such as Citations, Notices of Apparent Liability, and Forfeiture Orders. 

Jon was also detailed to the FCC Office of the Enforcement Bureau Chief, where as Acting Legal Advisor, he conducted research on pending cases and wrote decision memoranda for the Commission and Bureau, advised Bureau management and Division staff on FCC processes and procedures for pending cases, and served as liaison to the offices of the Chairman and Commissioners. 

During law school, Jon served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Stephanie M. Rose of the Southern District of Iowa. In addition, he was a law clerk on the United States Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary and worked as a student attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Education

  • University of Iowa (JD)
  • Michigan State University (BA)

Involvement

  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

Viewpoints

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Monthly TCPA Digest — April 2022

April 25, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Jonathan P. Garvin, Crystal Lopez

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Monthly TCPA Digest — March 2022

March 21, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Jonathan P. Garvin, Esteban Morales

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This article covers FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s proposed Declaratory Ruling that would require callers to obtain consent from consumers before delivering a “ringless voicemail” message directly to a voicemail mailbox.
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Monthly TCPA Digest — February 2022

February 22, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Jonathan P. Garvin, Adam B. Korn, Esteban Morales

Our TCPA newsletter discusses a proposed Declaratory Ruling that would require callers to obtain consent from consumers before delivering “ringless voicemail” messages; the FCC’s cease-and-desist letters to Great Choice Telecom and TCA Voip; and what constitutes a “voice,” post-Facebook.
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TCPA Regulatory Update — FCC Enforcement Bureau Sends More Cease-And-Desist Letters

February 22, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Jonathan P. Garvin

This article covers the FCC Enforcement Bureau’s cease-and-desist letters to Great Choice Telecom and TCA Voip, resulting from their alleged transmission of illegal robocalls.
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Monthly TCPA Digest — January 2022

January 21, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Jonathan P. Garvin, Esteban Morales, Matthew Novian

Our TCPA newsletter covers new FCC guidance for callers using the Reassigned Numbers Database (RND), the TRACED Act Annual Report to Congress, a Ninth Circuit decision on the LiveVox Platform, and a circuit split focused on fax communications and what constitutes an “unsolicited advertisement” under the TCPA.
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This article covers the FCC’s new guidance on the Reassigned Numbers Database (RND), which can help high-volume callers avoid TCPA liability.
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