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J.D., American University Washington College of Law

B.A., George Mason University

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar

Supreme Court of Virginia

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Joan represents and counsels clients in transactional and regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Representative Experience

  • Represents radio and television broadcast clients before the FCC on a wide variety of regulatory matters including spectrum auctions, licensing, and rulemakings. 
  • Provides guidance to broadcast clients on compliance with FCC rules, including: political advertising, quarterly reporting obligations, children's programming, recruitment and hiring, closed captioning, contests and promotions, and general compliance.
  • Counsels Class A and LPTV stations on compliance matters.
  • Negotiates agreements for complex broadcast transactions, including purchase and sale agreements, local marketing agreements, and option agreements.
  • Assists school districts in navigating the E-rate application and funding process.


  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)

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