Mark Lipp has an extensive practice, advising owners of television and radio stations on all aspects of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations. He has been in private practice since 1988; prior to that he worked at the FCC for fourteen years, including serving as the Chief of the Mass Media Bureau, Allocations Branch for eight years.
Mark is the premier practitioner in the area of station improvement and technical rules and policies but his representative experience also includes:
- Serving as FCC Counsel for large and small radio groups involved in the most complex allocation and licensing proceedings.
- Participating in FCC proceedings which create rules and policies to allocate new and modified radio and television stations.
- Advising industry groups, associations, and regulatory committees on various FCC matters.
- Arguing appellate cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
- Representing broadcast licensees in various FCC proceedings including enforcement, renewals, auctions, litigation, and transactions.
- Serving as an expert witness in litigation cases.
Mark is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers, the Cable Television Advisory Board of Montgomery County, Maryland and has served as the Co-Chair of the Mass Media Practice Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association. Mark has also received several awards and honors for his work, including the Extraordinary Service Award from Minority Media Telecommunications Council in 2009, inclusion The Best Lawyers in America directory for Communications Law from 2010 through 2019 and achieving Martindale-Hubbell's highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.