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Mr. Stern provides legal and strategic counsel on regulatory, policy and commercial matters to telecommunications, information technology and media firms, including network operators, programmers, and technology companies, in the United States and globally. He represents clients before the Administration, Congress, and federal agencies, including the FCC, U.S. Departments of Justice, Commerce, Transportation, and Homeland Security, FTC, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and CFIUS. He also develops and executes regulatory and legislative strategies, including through trade associations and the formation and implementation of industry coalitions, and engages in associated advocacy.
Mr. Stern handles compliance, enforcement and policy matters across sectors and issues, including licensing requirements and regulatory classification. His recent work has involved Open Internet/broadband issues, spectrum matters and transactions, FCC Enforcement Bureau proceedings, TCPA/telemarketing, CPNI/privacy, universal service, telecom reporting, emergency calling, unmanned aircraft, connected vehicle/Internet of things, and distracted driving matters.
Mr. Stern also advises on regulatory and contractual issues and handles related approvals in connection with mergers, acquisitions, financings and restructuring activities of telecom, broadband and media companies, including foreign investment in U.S. telecom providers. In addition he assists wireline and wireless providers on all aspects of network deployment, build–out and operations, including permitting and approvals, network and facilities agreements, and policy/regulatory initiatives necessary to get networks built.
As part of his practice, Mr. Stern represents both video programmers and distributors on regulatory, policy and commercial matters, with extensive experience on competition policy issues involving video matters and access to content, compliance-related matters, and distribution and affiliation agreements.
Marty is a co-author of the firm's Communications, Tech & Media Review Blog.
Communications Technology and Mass Media
Federal Communication Commission Regulation and Licensing
Cyber and Privacy Law