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Directly through our legal representation and also indirectly through our involvement in public policy development, we have a much larger impact on our

clients’ success than the size of our firm would suggest.

— Nancy Ory, Member

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Directly through our legal representation and also indirectly through our involvement in public policy development, we have a much larger impact on our clients’ success than the size of our firm would suggest.

— Nancy Ory, Member

Our Impact

On a daily basis, the legal services Lerman Senter provides play an important role in determining whether clients will be able to conduct business in a new market, expand into new lines of business, merge with another entity, or purchase or sell assets. With decades of specialized communications law experience behind us, and an understanding of emerging issues and technologies requiring regulatory changes still ahead, Lerman Senter continues to have a profound impact on the fortunes of hundreds of clients. The firm is distinctly structured to provide high quality, efficient communications law representation to clients of all sizes.

Impact on Business — Representative Matters

Lerman Senter’s services help clients achieve their business objectives, whether by restructuring the business for greater profitability, ensuring compliance with complex regulations, or expanding into new operations or markets.

  • CBS Corporation split and merger of CBS Radio with Audacy
  • Reorganization of Cumulus Media
  • Investments in and conversion of Wisper ISP
  • Broadband VI authorization of $84.5 million in federal subsidies
  • Radio station acquisitions and sales by Beasley Media Group, LLC.
  • FCC consent to transfer of control of 29 CBS television stations, associated earth station, and microwave licenses
  • Regulatory compliance and approval in the sale of KITV, Inc. (ABC-affiliated television stations in Hawaii)
  • Journal Communications merger with E.W. Scripps Company
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group repack of more than 100 television stations in connection with the FCC’s broadcast incentive auction
  • Restructuring of Rise Broadband
  • Private equity acquisition of Neustar
  • Spectrum lease, bandwidth, and management agreements for Internet service providers, multi-channel video, cellular, and satellite companies
  • Assistance for a utility purchasing spectrum through an FCC auction and obtaining a waiver from the FCC to incorporate frequencies into its private, internal radio system
  • Representation of various broadcast companies before federal and state agencies regarding trademark registration, clearance and protection
  • Successful defense against copyright and trademark infringement claims, and negotiation of favorable settlements
  • Internet start-up marketing company’s launch of online service, including licensing agreements, public-facing documents and notices, and information security policy
  • Audits of websites and mobile apps for privacy and data security legal compliance
  • Resolution of state consumer agency inquiry into alleged telemarketing violations
  • Handling of security breaches and data security investigations involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Trade association development of CALEA implementation process for its members
  • Licensing of the world’s first privately-owned operational international satellite system
  • Client privacy policies regarding the collection, use, disclosure, storage, and disposal of personally identifiable information in compliance with state, federal, and international laws and regulations

Impact on Public Policy — Representative Matters

As an industry leader and directly on behalf of clients, Lerman Senter represents clients’ interests as regulations, rules, policies and laws that govern their businesses take shape.

  • Regulatory approval for national trade association’s access to 850 MHz of unlicensed spectrum
  • Client participation in spectrum Internet governance, and subsidy rulemaking proceedings via comments, reply comments, ex parte meetings and letters
  • Participation in agency policy and rulemaking proceedings by the FCC, FTC, NTIA, FEMA, and OMB
  • Development of the nation’s initial policy determination to permit commercial international satellite system
  • Legal, regulatory, and policy aspects of new low and medium earth orbit satellite technology capable of providing low-cost voice, data, and messaging communications services
  • Federal telemarketing laws such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as amended by the Junk Fax Prevention Act, the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule, and various state and international laws

Representative Lerman Senter Clients

Aeronet Wireless Broadband
All Points Broadband
Amplex
Anuvu (formerly Global Eagle Entertainment)
Audacy
Bain Capital
Beasley Media Group
Broadband VI
ComNet (USA)
Comtech TCS
Connecticut Public Broadcasting
Cumulus Media
Dominion Energy 
Encompass Digital Media
Etheric Networks
Evertek
Galaxy Media
Good Karma Broadcasting
Hemisphere Media Group
Hotwire Communications
Kinéis
Ligado Networks

Massillon Cable TV
Nextlink Internet
Northwestern University
Pacific Networks Corp.
Point Broadband
R2 Space
Resound Networks
Rise Broadband
Sarkes Tarzian
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Southern Company
Spanish Broadcasting System
ViacomCBS
Vistabeam
University of Pennsylvania
Western Kentucky University Public Broadcasting
Windstream Holdings
Wireless Internet Service Providers Association
Wisper ISP
WNET
Xcel Energy