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Publications & Presentations

We encourage you to peruse this Publications & Presentations section for timely analysis and industry insights, including bylined articles, client alerts, white papers, practice and industry newsletters, audio and video broadcasts, featuring interviews with our lawyers, as well as case studies highlighting compelling legal challenges our clients have faced.

Also, please visit our Events page to learn more about upcoming seminars, CLE programs, and other presentations which may be of interest.

Recent Publications

September 2015
FCC Enforcement Monitor
Authors: Scott R. Flick, Jessica T. Nyman


  • FCC Admonishes TV Station Licensees for Violating Commercial Limits in Children’s Programming
  • Telecommunications Provider Agrees to $1.175 Million Payment to Resolve Investigation of 911 Call Failures
  • Pirate Radio Operator’s Repeated Disregard for the Rules Results in $15,000 Proposed Fine

September 2015
2015 Third Quarter Children’s Television Programming Documentation
Authors: Lauren Lynch Flick, Scott R. Flick

The next Children’s Television Programming Report must be filed with the FCC and placed in stations’ public inspection files by October 10, 2015, reflecting programming aired during the months of July, August, and September 2015.

September 2015
2015 Third Quarter Issues/Programs List Advisory for Broadcast Stations
Authors: Scott R. Flick

The next Quarterly Issues/Programs List (“Quarterly List”) must be placed in stations’ public inspection files by October 10, 2015, reflecting information for the months of July, August, and September 2015.

Crisis Management: Loss Management and Emergency Response
Author: Thomas A. Campbell

When you are dealing with an isolated crisis or large-scale disaster, Pillsbury can help you survive and even thrive. Our experience is vast and includes notable crises such as the Deepwater Horizon and Exxon Valdez spills, the Big Blue crane collapse, the Three Mile Island accident and numerous aviation accidents around the world. We have helped clients navigate situations as diverse as environmental and industrial accidents, privacy breaches, nuclear accidents, FCPA claims, and whistle-blower cases. This overview brochure details Pillsbury's experience and capabilities across a range of situations and also includes information on our crisis prevention services.

The Changing Compensation Landscape for Government Contractors
New Executive Order Mandates Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Government Contractors, and Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Contractor Pay Transparency
Authors: Julia E. Judish, Rebecca Carr Rizzo

Two recent developments have added to the list of the Obama Administration’s compensation-related initiatives. On Labor Day, September 7, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide their employees working on covered government contracts with up to seven days of paid sick leave per year, effective for federal contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017. On September 11, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule on Executive Order 13665, which amended Executive Order 11246 to prohibit “pay secrecy policies and actions” for government contractors and subcontractors. The Final Rule prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against their employees or applicants for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing compensation information, carves out an affirmative defense to alleged violations with regard to certain categories of employees, and requires covered contractors to include a mandatory notice in their existing employee handbooks and to inform employees and applicants of the nondiscrimination prohibition. The Final Rule becomes effective January 11, 2016.

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