Dennis P. Corbett

Dennis P. Corbett

Member

Dennis arrived at TLP in January 2017.  A graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown Law, Dennis was previously a longtime member and head of the Broadcast Practice Group at the well-regarded communications law firm Lerman Senter PLLC.  At TLP, Dennis handles diverse regulatory and transactional matters, ranging from day-to-day client representation to participation in multiple agency and court proceedings involving issues of industry-wide concern.  Dennis also handles major administrative and court litigation, and FCC Enforcement Bureau proceedings, for a wide variety of clients.

Dennis’ many cases have involved broadcast issues such as sponsorship identification, indecency, political advertising, and renewal-related matters, as well as wireless issues that range across such matters as innovative uses of spectrum bands, drones and drone accessory equipment, and spectrum auctions.  He made the petitioner’s oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case that secured the set aside of certain FCC rules restricting the practical ability of small businesses to utilize bidding credits in spectrum auctions. Council Tree Communications, Inc. v. FCC, 619 F.3d 235 (3rd Cir. 2010).

Dennis has long been active in the Federal Communications Bar Association.  At various times, he has co-chaired the FCBA’s Enforcement, Mass Media, and (former) Access to Records Committees.  He has also twice served on the FCBA’s Executive Committee, including a current two-year stint that comes with his service as the FCBA’s voting representative within the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979.

Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1975

Prior Experience

Lerman Senter PLLC, 2009-2016

Leventhal Senter & Lerman PLLC, 1986-2008

McKenna, Wilkinson & Kittner, 1979-1986

Fun Fact

Wrote a sports column for his college daily, and has in the wings a children’s baseball novel, set in his hometown of Cincinnati, as well as essays on collecting art.

Recent, Representative Matters

  • Represented television broadcasters in retransmission consent disputes and resolution of market consolidation issues.
  • Advised a major tower company on spectrum allocation issues and a variety of regulatory/enforcement matters before the FCC and FAA.
  • Advised an emerging technology company on millimeter wave band interference disputes.
  • Handled litigation involving regulatory compliance/basic qualifications issues before the FCC and in the courts.

Practice Admissions

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United Statues Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Third and Tenth Circuits

Awards & Distinctions