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Sharon Monahan

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Education

  • Western New England University (JD)
  • Vassar College (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Sharon handles a wide variety of matters for communications clients including FCC regulatory compliance and the implementation of federal, state, and local laws impacting operations, transactions, and investments. 

Sharon’s practice also includes working with public and private companies to develop and maintain corporate compliance programs.

Prior to entering private practice, Sharon was the Vice President of Legal Affairs for Century Communications Corporation, a nationwide cable operator. Sharon also held the positions of Assistant General Counsel for Kenner Parker Toys, Inc. and Legal Counsel for Hasbro, Inc. and The Milton Bradley Company.

Representative Matters

Communications

  • Negotiating franchise and right of way agreements for cable operators and broadband providers
  • Advising on regulatory compliance issues and responses to enforcement proceedings
  • Advising on federal, state, and local  regulatory requirements and filings in communications transactions
  • Negotiating and drafting video programming content agreements.

Compliance

  • Providing advice relating to risk assessment
  • Providing advice relating to compliance policies and program implementation
  • Drafting policies for target audiences in dozens of subject areas for legal compliance and consistency throughout organizations.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Past National Chair, Former Director, and Fellow (Betsy Magness Leadership Institute), Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT)