David Burns Joins Lerman Senter

Lerman Senter has announced that David Burns has joined the firm, bringing his more than 30 years of experience representing communications and media companies to one of Washington, DC’s leading communications law firms.

David’s experience and practice cover the full range of communications and media industry issues.  His primary focus is on regulatory and transactional matters facing the broadcast, cable and satellite industries, including representation of clients before the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies.  David regularly counsels clients on compliance with regulatory requirements affecting station sales, programming content, political advertising, ownership attribution, station licensing and operations, and spectrum management. 

“Lerman Senter is recognized as a preeminent communications law firm that will provide me with an ideal platform for my clients and practice,” said Burns.  “With more than fifteen attorneys focused on FCC-regulated entities, Lerman Senter has an unrivaled strength and depth of legal experience covering all facets of the communications industry.  I look forward to contributing to such a distinguished and highly regarded group of attorneys.”

“David brings a wealth of experience to our firm,” said Sally A. Buckman, Managing Member of Lerman Senter.  “Our clients will benefit from his proven skills and depth of knowledge in many important areas of communications law, and we are thrilled that he has decided to join our team.”

Prior to joining Lerman Senter, David practiced at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington, DC.  He is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences on a wide variety of media and communications industry issues.

Lerman Senter has served the legal and regulatory needs of many of the country’s leading communications companies for more than 35 years.  U.S. News and World Report ranks Lerman Senter as a “First Tier” Washington, DC firm, and the National Law Journal named Lerman Senter as a Top-Ranked Law Firm based on Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.  Three Lerman Senter attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers in America in Communications Law, and five attorneys have been designated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent” attorneys.  Four Lerman Senter attorneys have been named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers List, and one attorney has been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list, for 2019. 

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