Scott Pippin’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance issues that affect commercial and noncommercial radio and television stations, and telecommunications providers. He represents clients before the FCC by responding to enforcement inquiries, negotiating consent decrees and assisting clients with their implementation, 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 including equal employment opportunity filings and ownership reporting. He also assists clients with contractual and compliance issues that arise in the purchase and sale of broadcast facilities.
With 20 years of experience in the broadcasting industry, Scott understands the day-to-day, on-the-ground issues that broadcasters face in the ever-competitive media climate. He worked in commercial and noncommercial radio and television beginning at age 14 and 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 station with six translator stations in rural Virginia. He also served as general manager for the station and as on-air talent.
Many of Scott’s clients are small broadcasters who place a premium on the kind of personal, collegial relationships that Lerman Senter excels at providing. For example, Scott has helped minority- and women-owned broadcasters obtain and construct FM translator stations that have greatly enhanced their business models.