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1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4039, United States
Phone: 212.858.1000
Fax: 212.858.1500
Areas of Practice
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Other Countries
  • China
  • Japan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

DTV Ancillary and Supplementary Services Report Goes Away for Most TV Stations

Today the FCC publicly released a Report and Order eliminating TV stations’ annual obligation to report whether they have provided feeable ancillary or supplementary services on their spectrum during the past year unless they…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ March 2018

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. This month’s special issue takes a…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Broadcaster Access to Disaster Areas Becomes the Law of the Land

The enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (feel free to read it, it’s only 2232 pages) was welcomed by broadcasters. If you’ve been following the trade press, you’ll know that’s largely because it not only…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Court of Appeals Rolls Back Portions of the FCC’s 2015 Robocall and Text Ruling

This past Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit released its long-awaited decision in ACA International et al. v. FCC, a case involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) that has…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Broadcasters Prepare for Their #MeToo Moment

People often conflate the term “FCC lawyer” with “Communications Lawyer,” thinking of an FCC Lawyer as someone who represents clients solely with regard to interactions with the FCC and its rules. A Communications Lawyer,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ February 2018

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. This month’s issue includes: - FCC…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ January 2018

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. In a rare Order of Revocation,…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Confused About Paying Interns? The Rules Just Changed Again

Back in 2015, I wrote a post on CommLawCenter discussing the prevalence of interns in the communications industry, and the Department of Labor’s crackdown on businesses illegally failing to pay their interns. That crackdown…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ December 2017

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. The FCC proposed a $20,000 fine…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Broadcasters Face a (Re)Packed 2018

Each year around this time, Pillsbury’s Communications Practice releases its Broadcasters’ Calendar for the upcoming year. It may not be the perfect stocking stuffer, but broadcasters that don’t read it closely are much more…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2017

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. In its most recent salvo against…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Finds the Case for Broadcast Ownership Deregulation Compelling

After much public debate, the FCC voted 3-2 today to reconsider and reverse the prior decision of the Wheeler FCC to leave the broadcast ownership rules largely unchanged in the 2010/2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review. As…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Most TV Stations Can Stop Drafting Their DTV Ancillary Services Report

The FCC today released an Order waiving, at least for this year, the requirement that full power, Class A and low power television stations file what has traditionally been known as a Form 317 report by December 1. More…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

FCC Locks in Dates for Short Lifting of Upgrade Freeze for Unrepacked TV Stations

The FCC announced in October that it would be lifting its 2013 freeze on certain TV station modification applications that would increase a station’s coverage area. Lifting the freeze would let full-power and Class A TV…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor - October 2017

After a unique investigation involving a television host’s Twitter account, a New York Police Department investigation into criminal impersonation of a police officer, and a bomb threat to Times Square, the FCC fined a New York…more
 /  Communications & Media Law
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