Communications law firm Garvey Schubert Barer added two members to its attorney stable in Washington this week.
Brad Deutsch will focus on public policy, lobbying and political law, as well as communications, media and information technology. He’ll focus on station transactions and regulations before the FCC.
Deutsch has prior FCC experience, as a special assistant to the chief of the Mass Media Bureau and as a supervisory attorney for the commission. He also helps broadcasters with complex transactions, licensing applications and rulemaking proceedings, derived from his prior experience in private practice with the law firm Hogan & Hartson, now called Hogan Lovells U.S.
Deutsch comes to GSB after working for eight years as chief of staff and senior legal advisor to Commissioner Steven Walther at the Federal Election Commission.
GSB also added owner Sean Griffin to its Washington office; he’ll focus on complex commercial and insurance litigation, compliance advice and investigations, and professional liability defense. Griffin comes to GSB from Steptoe & Johnson, where he represented clients on cases involving commercial disputes, legal malpractice, and securities litigation.
Griffin’s cases often involve contractual breaches, including allegations of fraud or bad faith.