Gregg P. Skall Jd
Meet Gregg Skall -
He is a veteran telecom attorney who advises broadcasters and other communications companies on FCC regulatory compliance. Gregg is a frequent author and speaker on FCC and telecom issues.
Mr. Skall actively represents telecommunications companies in domestic and international telecommunications enterprises in their regulatory matters and business dealings. He represents real estate developers in the acquisition of competitive broadband 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. He assists companies in need of appropriate spectrum support for emerging telecommunications products and has been recognized by the National Journal as one of the leading radio spectrum lobbyists in Washington.
Mr. Skall regularly represents broadcasting stations in their regulatory dealings with the Federal Communications Commission in their commercial business dealings. Mr. Skall has orchestrated scores of broadcast property transactions involving assets worth many millions of dollars. He has supervised the formation of an international joint venture for a nationwide data network and conceived and directed the successful campaign of the Daytime Broadcaster’s Association to expand hours of operation. He organized the coalition of radio broadcasters to obtain major policy changes before the FCC concerning the main studio rule and has represented FM sub-carrier users for non-broadcast applications such as paging, since the industry began with Commission rule changes more than a decade ago. He frequently represents parties before the Commission and the Congress to obtain desired policy objectives.
Mr. Skall serves on the Advisory Committee on International Communications & Information Policy, a committee that serves the U.S. Department of State in an advisory capacity concerning major economic, social and legal issues and problems in international communications and information policy.
Mr. Skall has served on the Pike and Fischer Communications Regulation Advisory Board from it’s formation until its merger with Bloomberg BNA. He 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, Minnesota and Missouri state broadcasters associations and writes columns for several state broadcasting association newsletters.
Prior to private practice, Mr. Skall served as the Chief Counsel for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Acting General Counsel to the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy in the Ford and Carter administrations. While in those positions he had responsibility for legal formulation and analysis of the agency programs and policies for telecommunications in the commercial and government sectors. Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Attorney in the Office of Opinions and Review of the Federal Communications Commission.
Gregg is also a regular contributor to the FCC Uncensored column on the All Access Music Group website and to Radio & Television Business Report.