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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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TCPA Regulatory Update — Compliance Dates Established for Reassigned Numbers Database Reporting Requirements

February 18, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Elana R. Safner, Jonathan P. Garvin

TCPA Regulatory Update — Compliance Dates Established for Reassigned Numbers Database Reporting Requirements
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TCPA Regulatory Update — Industry Shows Support for FCC Hospital Robocall Blocking Recommendations

February 18, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Elana R. Safner, Jonathan P. Garvin

TCPA Regulatory Update — Industry Shows Support for FCC Hospital Robocall Blocking Recommendations
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Monthly TCPA Digest — February 2021

February 17, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Elana R. Safner, Jonathan P. Garvin, Matthew Novian

The February TCPA Digest discusses industry input on facilitating adoption of best practices for combatting illegal robocalls in hospitals, a compliance date for voice service providers regarding the Reassigned Numbers Database, and efforts by attorneys general to reverse a ruling that TCPA violations occurring between 2015 and July 2020 are unenforceable because the TCPA law was then unconstitutional.
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Monthly TCPA Digest — January 2021

January 25, 2021 | Article | By Russell Fox, Joshua Briones, Elana R. Safner, Jonathan P. Garvin, Nicole Ozeran

Our January TCPA Digest covers the FCC’s implementation of several steps to combat illegal robocalls and comply with TRACED Act deadlines as well as a circuit split that has developed since Creasy, in which the court ruled it lacked authority to enforce the TCPA.
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Ending 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) raced to implement several of the Congressionally imposed TRACED Act (“Act”) deadlines to combat illegal robocalls.
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