Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP has announced that David D. Oxenford has joined the firm as a partner effective today. Mr. Oxenford represents broadcast and digital media companies in connection with regulatory, transactional and intellectual property issues. He has counseled broadcasters and state broadcast associations in matters before the Federal Communications Commission, the courts, and other government agencies for more than 30 years, and regularly advises clients on all aspects of broadcast law, including the rules dealing with political broadcasting, multiple ownership, noncommercial broadcasting, technical operations, and various aspects of content regulation. He also negotiates purchase and sale agreements and other types of broadcast transactions.
In addition to his broadcast practice, Mr. Oxenford represents digital media companies, including a number of Internet radio companies, before the Copyright Office, the Copyright Royalty Board, and other government agencies. He advises these firms on music royalty issues as well as on other general business and regulatory matters.
Mr. Oxenford has chaired several committees of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and sits on the Board of Advisors of the Thomas Jefferson School of Public Policy at the College of William and Mary, where he received a dual degree in government and philosophy. Mr. Oxenford earned his law degree (with distinction) from the Emory University School of Law. He was named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in Communications Law by Best Lawyers® (2011-2012), was selected to “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers” in 2012, and was honored as Associate Member of the Year in 2011 by the Texas Association of Broadcasters. He regularly speaks at state and national broadcast, webcasting, and music conferences and conventions.
Bryan Tramont, the managing partner of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, said, “We are thrilled that Dave has chosen to bring his premier broadcast and digital media practice to our firm. His presence will strengthen the firm’s media practice group in innumerable ways. Not only is he a well-respected lawyer and a fixture in the media bar, Dave has been a good friend of many of us for many years. He will be a great fit here, and we look forward to his contributions to the continued growth of the firm.” Mr. Oxenford commented, “I can’t think of a better place for me than Wilkinson Barker. The firm’s depth and breadth of expertise will enable me to take my practice to the next level, and I’m excited to help Wilkinson Barker maintain its momentum as one of leading communications law firms in the country.”
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, one of the largest law firms in the nation dedicated to the practice of communications and technology law, was named “Law Firm of the Year” in communications law for 2011-2012 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers and is ranked as a “first tier” firm by Chambers USA (Telecom, Broadcast, and Satellite: Regulatory) and Legal500 (Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory). The firm, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado, advises its clients, which range from global Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups, in regulatory, transactional, corporate and litigation matters involving all aspects of telecommunications, mass media and privacy law, as well as in energy and state regulatory matters.
Additional information about Mr. Oxenford and Wilkinson Barker Knauer can be found at http://wbklaw-com.securec23.ezhostingserver.com/Our_Team/David_Oxenford and at http://www.wbklaw.com. Mr. Oxenford will practice out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and can be reached at (202) 383-3343 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.