Gregg Skall

Gregg Skall

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Gregg Skall is a veteran telecom lawyer who advises broadcasters and telecommunications companies in their FCC regulatory matters and their business dealings. Gregg has also represented real estate developers in the acquisition of competitive broadband and local exchange (CLEC) telecommunications services for new residential and commercial developments. He also works with telecommunications equipment manufacturers to obtain FCC approvals and to assure regulatory compliance. Gregg assists companies in need of appropriate spectrum support for emerging telecommunications products and has been recognized by the National Journal as a leading radio spectrum lobbyist in Washington.  Gregg also has orchestrated scores of broadcast property transactions involving assets worth many millions of dollars. He has organized coalitions of broadcasters to obtain major policy changes before the FCC.

Gregg has served on the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Communications & Information Policy, and on the Pike and Fischer Communications Regulation Advisory Board from its formation until its merger with Bloomberg BNA. He has chaired the Regulated Industries Committee of the Federal Bar Association and co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee.

Gregg is a recognized writer and frequent speaker on topics of FCC administrative process, mass media and telecommunications regulation, and has taught Telecommunications Law and Policy at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is communications counsel to the California and Missouri state broadcasters associations and writes columns for these and several other state broadcasting association newsletters. Gregg frequently lectures on the broadcasting regulations, including the political broadcasting campaign rules and has represented broadcaster associations before the Federal Election Commission.  Gregg is a frequent author on broadcasting and the law.  He has published in several broadcasting journals, in Radio & Television Business Report and in AllAccess, where his column “FCC Uncensored” is a regular feature.  He also writes FCC columns for Radio-Guide – https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=11602&i=669449&p=12 and AllAccess – https://www.allaccess.com/fcc-uncensored

Gregg has been listed for multiple years in the Washington Post editions of Legal Leaders of Washington, in Top Rated Lawyers of Washington DC and in Super Lawyers for Washington D.C.and has been rated by Martindale-Hubbel AV Preeminent, a peer rating for the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards

Gregg serves as pro bono legal counsel to the National Capital Lyme Disease Association, a non-profit devoted to serving and advocating for victims of tick-borne diseases.  He delivered the keynote address at the launch of the he Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, established by Congress in 2016 as part of the 21st Century Cures Act.

Education

University of Cincinnati College of Law J.D. 1969

Ohio State University B.S. 1966

Prior Experience

Past Team Leader, Communications Legal Team, Womble Bond Dickinson, LLP, Washington, D.C.

Managing Partner, Pepper & Corazzini, LLP, Washington, D.C.

Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Acting General Counsel, Office of Telecommunications Policy, Executive Office of the President.

Teaching Experience
Professorial Lecturer, Telecommunications Law, George Washington University Graduate School, 1978-1983.

Fun Fact

Gregg’s son started the first brewery in DC in over 50 years. It remains a DC favorite and leader in the mid-Atlantic region.

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