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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

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Pursuant to the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (“TRACED Act”) and FCC rules, the FCC must annually select a single registered consortium that conducts private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls.
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Perdue for Senate, Inc., the Senate campaign committee for former U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to issue a declaratory ruling asking the agency to clarify that delivering a voice message directly to a voicemail box through ringless voicemail (“RVM”) technology does not constitute a “call” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) or FCC rules.
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The FCC adopted rules establishing a new reporting system for private entities to alert the FCC Enforcement Bureau directly of suspected robocalling and spoofing campaigns.
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America’s largest voice service providers are now using STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication standards on their Internet Protocol (“IP”) networks.
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Monthly TCPA Digest — July 2021

July 15, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Jonathan P. Garvin, Natalie Prescott

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TCPA Regulatory Update — Congress Seeks to Increase Penalties for Illegal Robocalls

June 15, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Jonathan P. Garvin

The Deter Obnoxious, Nefarious and Outrageous Telephone (DO NOT) Call Act (S. 1913) seeks to impose strict new penalties for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
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Monthly TCPA Digest — June 2021

June 15, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Jonathan P. Garvin, Adam B. Korn

This edition discusses an online portal for submitting information about suspected robocalling and ID spoofing; the Senate’s Deter Obnoxious, Nefarious and Outrageous Telephone (DO NOT) Call Act (S. 1913), which could impose strict new penalties for TCPA violations; a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Communications and Media Authority that may help coordinate a global approach to unlawful robocalls and spoofing; and recent district court rulings that may help clarify the impact of the Supreme Court’s Facebook decision on future TCPA-related litigation.
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The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) plans to consider a measure that would create an online portal for private entities to submit information about suspected robocalling and caller ID spoofing violations directly to the Commission’s Enforcement Bureau.
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As part of its efforts to combat illegal robocalls, the FCC signed the “Mutual Assistance in the Enforcement of Laws on Certain Unlawful Communications” Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (“ACMA”).
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Commission Considering Reduced STIR/SHAKEN Extension for Small Providers
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