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John represents clients in all aspects of public broadcasting. His clients include public radio and TV stations, program producers, nonprofit internet distribution platforms, webcasters, satcasters, community groups, tribal Nations and trade associations. John provides representation before the Federal Communications Commission, the Copyright Office and Copyright Royalty Board, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and state and federal courts. He writes and speaks widely on public broadcasting topics and is a frequent panelist at conferences on noncommercial broadcasting and the internet.

Community Activities

  • Hennock Institute, Advisory Board Member 

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances



  • District of Columbia, 1981 
  • Virginia, 1993 
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1981
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1975
    • Danforth Fellow
  • B.A., Wesleyan University (magna cum laude), 1969
    • High Honors
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors & Recognition

  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer list, 2014-2019
  • NFCB Bader Award, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating

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