Daniel Kirkpatrick

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Partner

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Dan Kirkpatrick represents clients on a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters, primarily in the area of communications law, with a concentration on television and radio stations and other content producers. He has an extensive background in counseling television stations regarding cable and satellite carriage issues, including the negotiation of retransmission consent and other carriage agreements; enforcement of mandatory carriage, network non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rights; and prosecution of market modification proceedings. Dan also counsels television and radio stations on compliance with FCC regulations that affect their day-to-day operations, as well as in the context of sale, purchase and financing transactions.

Dan's significant experience extends to compliance with the FCC’s media ownership rules, political broadcasting regulation and other content restrictions, as well as EEO regulations. He has assisted numerous radio and television stations with both routine and non-routine licensing matters and license renewal proceedings, and has guided broadcast clients, as well as investors in broadcast companies, through the regulatory and transactional aspects of station purchases, sales and financings. Dan has also represented broadcast clients in rulemaking proceedings before the FCC and in responding to actions before the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.

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  • Assisted numerous clients in buying and selling broadcast radio and television stations in multiple markets, including analysis of complex attribution and foreign ownership issues.
  • Guided television clients through the negotiation of retransmission consent and other carriage agreements with most major MVPDs.
  • Represented broadcast clients in proceedings before the FCC related to compliance with the good faith retransmission consent negotiation rules.
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Experience

  • Assisted numerous clients in buying and selling broadcast radio and television stations in multiple markets, including analysis of complex attribution and foreign ownership issues.
  • Guided television clients through the negotiation of retransmission consent and other carriage agreements with most major MVPDs.
  • Represented broadcast clients in proceedings before the FCC related to compliance with the good faith retransmission consent negotiation rules.
  • Counseled broadcast clients on compliance with federal regulations governing political advertising and associated recordkeeping obligations. 
  • Assisted numerous radio and television stations with both routine and non-routine licensing matters and license renewal proceedings.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2003; Virginia Law Review; Order of the Coif
  • B.A., College of William and Mary, 1998