Christy Burrow

Special Counsel
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I help clients understand and solve complex regulatory problems so they can meet their business objectives.

About Christy

Christy has a broad communications practice that spans the broadcast (television and radio), wireless, and cable industries. She represents traditional and new media companies, as well as investors and lenders, in complex financial transactions, on policy advocacy, and in responding to governmental investigations. She also works with commercial and noncommercial programming networks, including PBS and NPR, on communications policy and regulatory issues.

Christy frequently advises clients on the federal and state regulatory requirements that arise in connection with business activities. She has trained thousands of client employees on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory requirements, and she is a frequent speaker at industry events, including conferences sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters, the American Bar Association and the Media Law Resource Center. On the new media side, Christy advises clients on a wide range of issues, including the potential impacts of new technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Christy also has an active pro bono practice, most recently working on cases for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. In addition, Christy has handled special education cases with the DC Children’s Law Center and worked on several successful petitions as part of The Clemency Project.

Christy’s representative matters include:

  • Counseling major television groups on how to maximize revenue under the FCC’s political advertising rules
  • Defending an FCC auction applicant in an investigation on the anti-collusion rules
  • Designing compliance programs for broadcasters and cable operators in areas such as the FCC’s sponsorship identification and equal employment opportunity (EEO) rules
  • Representing a major broadcast network in an FCC investigation on the Emergency Alert System (EAS) rules
  • Negotiating hosting and other agreements in connection with the television broadcast industry’s move to Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0
  • Advising FCC licensees and investors on bankruptcy and foreign ownership issues

Education

George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
JD, 1993, with distinction

University of Virginia
BS, 1985, Commerce

Court admissions

US Supreme Court

Virginia Supreme Court

Memberships & affiliations

Federal Communications Bar Association