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FCC Transparency Issues

John Crigler is a Partner, Garvey Schubert Barer where he concentrates on issues affecting pubic media.
John is the author of The Public Radio Legal Handbook, the NFCB Guide to Underwriting, Decency Redux: The Curious History of the New FCC Indecency Policy, Why Sparky Can’t Bark – A Study of the Ban on Broadcast Advertisements for Lotteries, and numerous articles related to FCC broadcast regulations. He has served on the Board of the NFCB and AIR.

Brad Deutsch
Attorney, Garvey Schubert Barer

Brad’s practice is focused Communications Law and Political Law. In the area of Communications Law, Brad counsels and represents radio and television stations. He assists clients with broadcast station transactions and regulatory compliance before the Federal Communications Commission, where he previously served as Special Assistant to the Chief of the Mass Media Bureau and as a Supervisory Attorney. He has extensive experience assisting broadcast clients with complex transactions, licensing applications and rulemaking proceedings. Prior to joining GSB, Brad served for eight years as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Steven T. Walther at the Federal Election Commission, where he had previously served as Assistant General Counsel.

Parul Desai
Assistant Bureau Chief and Director of Consumer Engagement, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

Part of Parul’s role with Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau is to help ensure that the FCC consumer complaint data helps inform policy making across the Commission. Parul also assists with engagement efforts to ensure CGB is serving the interests and needs of consumers. Before coming to the FCC, Parul was Policy Counsel for media, telecommunications and technology policy at Consumers Union (CU), the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports magazine. Prior to CU, she served as Vice President at Media Access Project, a non-profit law firm, where she worked with and provided legal counsel to other non-profit groups.


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