Davina Sashkin

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Counsel

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Broadcast media and telecommunications companies turn to Davina Sashkin for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory compliance counsel, strategic policy advocacy and direction of transactions of regulated assets. She has extensive experience analyzing complex and controversial FCC regulatory policy issues and advising clients on the operational and business implications of FCC policy changes. Davina represents clients on broadcast and telecommunications license renewals, assignments of licenses and transfers of control of FCC licensee entities requiring prior FCC consent, spectrum auctions, broadcast ownership matters, political broadcasting rules, tower lighting and compliance concerns, as well as FCC investigations and enforcement matters. She routinely assists clients in buying and selling broadcast radio and television stations, including analysis of complex attribution and foreign ownership issues. Davina also has extensive experience representing broadcast and telecommunications clients in FCC rulemaking proceedings and before federal courts.

*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.

Select Experience

  • Executed strategic policy advocacy at FCC and within broadcast industry groups on behalf of a major wireless carrier to achieve optimal spectrum re-banding outcomes.
  • Led opposition to a proposed prison phone industry merger resulting in the withdrawal of the merger application.
  • Served as lead counsel defending broadcast station licensee in contentious FCC license revocation hearing before administrative law judge.
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Experience

  • Executed strategic policy advocacy at FCC and within broadcast industry groups on behalf of a major wireless carrier to achieve optimal spectrum re-banding outcomes.
  • Led opposition to a proposed prison phone industry merger resulting in the withdrawal of the merger application.
  • Served as lead counsel defending broadcast station licensee in contentious FCC license revocation hearing before administrative law judge.
  • Has served as chief outside regulatory counsel to multiple state broadcast associations.
  • Obtained favorable settlements with the FCC Enforcement and Media Bureaus for broadcast clients.

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