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Nancy A. Ory

Phone: 202-416-6791
Fax: 202-293-7783

Nancy Ory serves as chair of Lerman Senter's Broadcast and Media practice group. She specializes in business and regulatory issues facing television and radio broadcasters, including large publicly-traded broadcast companies, group owners, small radio and television licensees, and Spanish-language programmers.

A former advertising agency executive and media buyer, Nancy has an inside understanding of the media business from an operational perspective. She has drafted and negotiated hundreds of employment and talent contracts, syndication and programming agreements, sports rights agreements, carriage agreements with multichannel video programming distributors, real property leases, and other contracts for station owners and programming distributors.

Nancy has represented numerous clients in the acquisition and sale of stations, and has experience with all aspects of purchase, sale and exchange agreements, and corporate reorganizations. Nancy also has extensive experience counseling trustees with respect to the regulatory aspects of FCC divestiture trusts. She has represented numerous clients in FCC Enforcement Bureau proceedings, including proceedings involving alleged violations of the indecency and sponsorship identification rules.

Nancy provides advice and negotiates contracts on e-commerce issues, media and web initiatives, and social media campaigns. She has worked with a variety of social media platforms and on the development of mobile applications, and has drafted and negotiated intellectual property license agreements, music licenses, Internet, joint venture, and co-promotional agreements. She advises clients on all aspects of contests, advertising, and promotional events from planning to execution stages, and is experienced in working with marketing and communications teams in a fast-paced environment.

Recent Publications

  • Be Alert of the Use of EAS Alerts, The Financial Manager (Media Financial Management Association) (2015)


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association

In the Community

  • Board Member, Encore Stage & Studio, Arlington, VA (Children’s Theater Company), 2013 - present

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