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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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Monthly TCPA Digest — November 2021

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

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Monthly TCPA Digest — October 2021

October 19, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Jonathan P. Garvin, Esteban Morales

We are pleased to present our latest Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this issue’s Regulatory Update, we discuss the FCC’s adoption of the FNPRM, a rule intended to help curb illegal robocalls originating outside of the United States, as well as the PSAP FNPRM, which seeks to protect the nation’s 911 emergency response centers from potentially debilitating robocalling attacks. In addition, we cover Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s recent request that the FCC take additional steps to block spam text messages and his support for its proposal to shorten STIR/SHAKEN implementation deadlines for certain providers.
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TCPA Regulatory Update – Blocking Foreign-Initiated Robocalls, Safeguarding PSAP Phone Numbers, and Blocking Spam Texts
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Read about two proposed rulemaking items on the FCC’s September Open Meeting agenda involving the Do-Not-Call registry for 911 call centers and gateway providers, or the first U.S.–based provider in the call path of a foreign-originated call.
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Monthly TCPA Digest — September 2021

September 21, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Jonathan P. Garvin, Crystal Lopez

Our TCPA newsletter discusses proposed rulemaking items on the FCC’s September Open Meeting agenda involving the Do-Not-Call registry for 911 call centers and gateway providers for foreign-originated calls to the United States, and covers the 6th Circuit’s Lindenbaum v. Realgy decision rejecting the Creasy v. Charter Communications federal court ruling.
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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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