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Pillsbury Expands DC Communications Practice

Paper, Kersting leave Dickstein Shapiro

Two well-known communications attorneys have left Dickstein Shapiro to join Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as it expands its Washington communications practice.

Lew Paper, a partner at his former firm, becomes a partner at Pillsbury. He brings communications attorney Andrew Kersting with him.

Paper was at one time an associate general counsel at the FCC and legislative counsel in the U.S. Senate. He has extensive experience with business and legal issues facing broadcasters, according to Pillsbury. Paper also founded and moderates a financing conference at the NAB Radio Show.

Kersting has represented broadcast clients for 15+ years negotiating station sales and financing. His particular area of expertise is interference issues, including those stemming from the DTV transition, according to the announcement.