Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
David Kushner has nearly 25 years of experience in media and communications law, focusing on broadcasting, media policy, and First Amendment issues. A trusted advisor, he is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on retransmission consent agreements.
David has extensive experience helping businesses navigate the dynamic media landscape and the unique legal challenges that they face in the digital age. His media and communications practice focuses on issues related to broadcasting, media policy, and First Amendment matters. One of the broadcast industry’s leading attorneys, he has also guided some of the nation’s largest media companies in creating new revenue sources and exploring new ways to deliver content.
From the technical details of signal compression and propagation to the broader politics of communications and copyright regulation to the future of broadcasting with ATSC 3.0, David brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge to his practice. Equally comfortable in conversation with a company president or a broadcast engineer, David is able to serve as a comprehensive resource for clients. David also routinely practices in commercial litigation (motions and appellate practice) and intellectual property (copyright and trademark), with a focus on statutory compulsory copyright license issues.
David is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on retransmission consent agreements, having successfully negotiated agreements with a total value in excess of $9 billion.