Scott Pippin’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance issues that affect commercial and noncommercial radio and television stations, and telecommunications and satellite providers. He represents clients before the FCC by responding to enforcement inquiries, negotiating consent decrees and assisting clients with implementation of those decrees, preparing pleadings such as petitions to deny, drafting comments in rulemaking proceedings, preparing license applications and renewals, and assisting in day-to-day compliance issues such as equal employment opportunity filings and ownership reporting. He also assists clients with contractual and compliance issues that arise with the purchase and sale of broadcast facilities.
Scott worked in commercial and noncommercial radio and television beginning at age 14. He has a master’s degree in broadcasting. Scott served on the faculty of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where he helped establish WISE-FM, an NPR affiliate station with six translator stations in rural Virginia. He also served as general manager for the station. Scott’s 20 years of experience in the broadcasting industry allows him to understand the day-to-day, on-the-ground issues that broadcasters face in the ever-competitive media climate.