Davina Sashkin

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Counsel

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Broadcast media and telecommunications clients turn to Davina Sashkin for Federal Communications Commission regulatory compliance counsel, strategic policy advocacy and direction of transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leases and other contract negotiations. She leads and oversee others in analyzing complex questions of law and fact with regard to FCC regulatory policy, including weighing implications, identifying potential concerns, rendering opinions and executing courses of action. Davina also has in-depth experience representing organizations to FCC and appellate courts in written and oral communication on controversial legal and policy issues.

*Not admitted in the District of Columbia, admitted in Texas and Virginia. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Daniel Kirkpatrick during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.

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  • Conducts and directs in-depth and complex legal research on authorities and precedents on points of law, including review and analysis of pleadings, comments and position papers on complex and controversial issues.
  • Writes and directs others in writing detailed and complex legal and policy analyses, reports, summaries, pleadings, briefs and other documents with clear recommendations or conclusions.
  • Formulates strategies and executes policy and legal advocacy efforts. Represents broadcast media and telecommunications organizations to FCC and appellate courts in written and oral communication on complex and controversial legal and policy issues.
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Experience

  • Conducts and directs in-depth and complex legal research on authorities and precedents on points of law, including review and analysis of pleadings, comments and position papers on complex and controversial issues.
  • Writes and directs others in writing detailed and complex legal and policy analyses, reports, summaries, pleadings, briefs and other documents with clear recommendations or conclusions.
  • Formulates strategies and executes policy and legal advocacy efforts. Represents broadcast media and telecommunications organizations to FCC and appellate courts in written and oral communication on complex and controversial legal and policy issues.
  • Counsels clients regarding investigations and regulatory compliance. Responds to FCC investigations. Prepares and files applications and regulatory compliance reports. Coordinate with third-party specialists, such as engineers, to ensure compliance.
  • Manages and directs FCC-regulated media transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leases and other contract negotiations. Prepares transactional and corporate governance documents.
  • Works collaboratively with and provides guidance to senior attorneys and other legal professionals, engineers and financial analysts on technical and economic issues as they relate to clients’ interests and communications law.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
    • Transactions Committee: Co-Chair (2020 to present)
    • FCBA Foundation: Trustee (2016 to 2019)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • [*Not admitted in the District of Columbia, admitted in Texas and Virginia. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Daniel Kirkpatrick during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.]

Education

  • J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2007; Editor-in-Chief, CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Technology Policy
  • M.A., Georgetown University, 2004
  • B.A., George Washington University, 1998