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Legal and Regulatory Affairs

The Legal and Regulatory Affairs department represents the interests of broadcasters before the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies, engaging in written and oral advocacy, building relationships with decision makers and promoting a favorable regulatory climate for broadcasting. As the advocate for the broadcast industry in legal and constitutional matters, the department leads NAB’s involvement in judicial proceedings before various federal appeals courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

The department prepares numerous legal advisories, memos and publications for broadcasters to keep them abreast of new regulatory developments, and provides legal information to NAB members with questions through our legal hotline.

The department also supports NAB’s legislative efforts by providing counsel on and analysis of legislation, preparing letters and other advocacy documents directed to members of Congress, and drafting witness testimony for congressional hearings.


Rick Kaplan

Rick Kaplan

Executive Vice President,
Legal and Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel

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Erin Dozier

Erin Dozier

Senior Vice President
and Deputy General Counsel


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Laura Kaufman

Vice President
and Corporate Counsel

Patrick McFadden

Patrick McFadden

Senior Vice President
and Deputy General Counsel


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Alison Neplokh

Alison Neplokh

Vice President
Innovation and Strategy

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Jerianne Timmerman

Jerianne Timmerman

Senior Vice President
and Senior Deputy General Counsel


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Bob Weller

Bob Weller

Vice President
Spectrum Policy

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The Legal Team

Eden Carswell

Legal Assistant

Chanae Fowler

Executive Assistant,
Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Emily Gomes

Assistant General Counsel

Katy Matthews

Manager,
Legal Operations

Bijou Mgbojikwe

Associate General Counsel
of Intellectual Property

Larry Walke

Associate General Counsel




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