Larry guides clients through regulatory compliance and enforcement issues at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), assists in broadcast station transactions and provides counsel on television program production and distribution.
Larry's practice includes FCC regulation and compliance, program production and distribution, contracts, copyright and trademark law, counseling investor clients on major telecom mergers and special opportunities, and other aspects of communications law.
He has worked with clients on numerous broadcast station transactions, served as lead counsel in FCC hearings and court appeals, and crafted strategies for competitive FCC applications. He serves as general counsel to a major PBS pledge program producer. Over the years Larry has assisted individual clients and consortia in profiting from cutting edge changes in the telecommunications landscape, ranging from the early days of wireless communications to current developments with new media. Currently Larry is working with television clients to implement plans to survive and perhaps profit from the FCC’s television reverse spectrum auction.
Larry is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and webinars, which have included the NAB Show, the NAB Radio Show, the IEEE Broadcast Symposium, the National Educational Telecommunications Association Conference, the Public Media Business Association Conference, the American Public Television Marketplace and various programming groups.
An honors graduate of the George Washington University Law School, Larry is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the bars of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating. Larry is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Larry lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Maureen.
News & Insights
- Communications Daily, 11.2.18
- Law360, 11.8.17
- "Legal Updates (a/k/a 'Larry and Brad's Stuff')," 2019 NETA Conference & CPB Public Media Thought Leader ForumSpeaking EngagementSalt Lake City, UT, 1.23.19
- "2018 Election Issues for Public Broadcasters," National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) WebinarWebinar4.5.18
- "March Winds – Ownership Report and Radio Online Public File Deadlines Loom," Public Media Business Association (PMBA) ToolkitWebinar1.17.18
- District of Columbia, 1973
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1973
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1973
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
- J.D., George Washington University Law School (with honors)
- A.B., Dickinson College