Mark Schneider is a partner in Sidley’s communications regulatory group. He practises before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and federal and state courts in the broadcast, media, common carrier, international and wireless fields. Mark spent several years at the FCC. From September 1999 until June 2001, he served as senior legal adviser to FCC commissioner Susan Ness. From June 2001 until January 2002, he served as associate general counsel of the FCC.
Mark represents television and radio stations, wireless operators, telephone companies, equipment manufacturers, private radio operators and lending institutions regarding FCC regulations and other communications law issues. His practice includes litigation, counselling clients, and corporate and transactional matters, as well as preparation and prosecution of applications and other requests before the FCC. He represents media and wireless companies in structuring transactions, in prosecuting applications for FCC authorisations, and in litigation matters before the FCC and courts. He advises lending and investment institutions regarding the impact of FCC regulations, and counsels equipment manufacturers on the lawfulness of manufacture and sale of devices utilising radio frequency. In 2014, Mark received the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
Mark is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, teaching communications law and policy. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown, after graduating from Haverford College. He served as an executive editor of the Georgetown Law Journal while at the Georgetown University Law Center.
WWL says: Mark Schneider is "a really experienced FCC lawyer" with extensive agency experience.
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