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Date: April 24, 2023
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Foster Garvey is pleased to announce that Melodie Virtue and Brad Deutsch have been recognized on the 2023 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list for Communications Law and Legislative & Governmental Affairs, respectively. This year marks the tenth consecutive year that Melodie has received this recognition.

Melodie Virtue is Co-Chair of the firm’s Communications, Telecom & Media practice and advises commercial and noncommercial educational broadcasters in a wide array of matters before the FCC, including licensing, spectrum auctions, rulemakings, program content, forfeitures and consent decrees. She represents clients in complex corporate transactions and regularly negotiates and drafts contracts for asset sales and stock transfers, tower leases, programming, loan and licensing agreements. Melodie also provides intellectual property guidance, including copyright, music licensing, service marks, online digital streaming and podcasting, terms of use, privacy policies, and web site legalities.

Brad Deutsch is the Managing Director for the firm’s Washington D.C. office and focuses his practice on political law, communications law and the cannabis industry. In his political law practice, he provides strategic advice to candidates, political committees, corporations and trade associations. Brad also represents radio and television stations in transactions and regulatory compliance before the FCC. He leverages his political law experience to assist businesses, investors and government entities with navigating political and lobbying issues facing the recreational cannabis industry, and in particular the tension between state and local regulations and the enforcement of conflicting federal laws. Similarly, Brad’s communications law experience allows him to provide clients with unique insights on cannabis-focused advertising to consumers.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. For more information, visit

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