Dec 14 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson Communications, Technology and Media lawyers Marty Stern, John Garziglia, Rebecca Jacobs Goldman and Mark Palchick and Marketing Manager Angela Long represented the firm at the 31st Annual Federal Communications Bar Association Chairman’s Dinner.

In addition, the Womble Bond Dickinson team was joined by their soon-to-be colleagues from Bennet & Bennet. Led by Carri Bennet and Michael Bennet, the Bennet & Bennet team will join Womble Bond Dickinson’s Communications, Technology, and Media Service Team on Jan. 1.

Before the dinner, the team attended a reception hosted by the Rural Wireless Association. Carri Bennet serves as outside general counsel to the Rural Wireless Association, and Womble Bond Dickinson was a Gold Sponsor of the reception.

Julie Kearney, President of the Federal Communications Bar Association, opened the evening, followed by a video on the FCBA Foundation Scholarship Program. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai served as the keynote speaker for the night. More than 1,500 FCBA members and guests attended the dinner, which took place at the Washington Hilton.

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Marty Stern provides legal and strategic counsel on regulatory, policy and commercial matters to telecommunications, information technology and media firms, including network operators, programmers, and technology companies, in the United States and globally. He also develops and executes regulatory and legislative strategies, including through trade associations and the formation and implementation of industry coalitions, and engages in associated advocacy.

John Garziglia represents radio and television broadcasters, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, the securing of financing, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies.

Rebecca Jacobs Goldman has a comprehensive communications law practice, guiding clients in media law, Internet, telecom, cable and privacy/data protection matters. She counsels communications industry clients in negotiating contracts and complex business transactions, as well as helping them resolve disputes and regulatory challenges.

Mark Palchick has been an attorney in the communications field since 1975. He is experienced in matters relating to the domestic and international cable industry, international copyright, negotiations of program affiliation agreements, E-rate funding, pole attachment matters, interconnection agreements between private carriers and other FCC regulatory matters. In 2013 he was honored by the Cable Television Industry and inducted into the Cable Pioneers.

FCC Chairman Dinner