Davina S. Sashkin

Office Washington DC

Broadcast media and telecommunications companies turn to Davina for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory compliance counsel, strategic policy advocacy, and direction of transactions of regulated assets. She has extensive experience analyzing complex and controversial FCC regulatory policy issues and advising clients on the operational and business implications of FCC policy changes. For nearly two decades, Davina has represented broadcast and telecommunications clients on routine FCC regulatory compliance matters, transactions and mergers, spectrum auctions, broadcast ownership issues, political broadcasting rules, as well as FCC investigations, enforcement proceedings, and administrative hearings. Davina also has extensive experience advocating for broadcast and telecommunications clients in FCC rulemaking proceedings and in litigation before federal courts.

Representative Engagements
  • Executed strategic policy advocacy at FCC and within broadcast industry groups on behalf of a major wireless carrier to achieve optimal spectrum re-banding outcomes.
  • Led opposition to a proposed prison phone industry merger resulting in the withdrawal of the merger application.
  • Served as lead counsel defending broadcast station licensee in contentious FCC license revocation hearing before administrative law judge.
  • Has served as chief outside regulatory counsel to multiple state broadcast associations.
  • Obtained favorable settlements with the FCC Enforcement and Media Bureaus for broadcast clients.
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Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

  • Transactions Committee: Co-Chair (2020 to present)
  • FCBA Foundation: Trustee (2016 to 2019)

Former Editor-in-Chief, CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy

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Speeches and Presentations

Davina is a regular speaker at industry events, including the NAB Show, the National Religious Broadcasters convention, and state broadcast association conventions.

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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2007
  • M.A., Georgetown University, 2004
  • B.A., George Washington University, 1998