Paul’s experience and practice cover the full spectrum of communications and media industry issues. His primary focus in on regulatory, engineering, transactional, and litigation matters facing the broadcast, cable and satellite industries, including representation of clients before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and Federal Courts of Appeals. Paul represents clients in federal agency rulemaking proceedings, and counsels clients with day to day regulatory compliance, regulatory requirements affecting station sales, programming content, political advertising, contest regulation, station licensing and operations, spectrum management, spectrum allocation, federal auction policies, including the FCC’s broadcast television spectrum incentive auction.
He also advises clients on FCC ownership attribution policies, multiple ownership rules, foreign ownership restrictions, and assists in structuring entities and transactions to avoid enforcement implications. Paul regularly participates in the negotiation and drafting of agreements regarding the acquisition or sale of broadcast stations, financing of broadcast station acquisitions, and advocacy in contested cases before the FCC. He also has extensive experience representing television broadcasters in cable and satellite signal carriage retransmission consent negotiations.
Paul’s regulatory, transactional and technical expertise is complemented by his extensive litigation experience in Federal Courts, and advocating for clients in a variety of Congressional legislative matters. He has prepared and drafted numerous briefs and other filings with the Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Prior to joining Lerman Senter, Paul practiced at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington, DC. Paul was also a Law Clerk in the Office of the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Paul is a regular contributor to communications trade press and speaker at seminars and conferences on a wide variety of media and communications industry issues.