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Stephen Hartzell

Wells Fargo Capitol Center, Suite 1700, 150 Fayetteville Street, P.O. Box 1800 Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
Firm: Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
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Overview
Firm

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP


Years In Practice


Phone Number (919) 573-6209

Stephen Hartzell advises broadcasters and other FCC regulated businesses on a host of compliance matters. His practice focuses on providing prompt operational advice regarding daily business operations, including FCC licensing, closed captioning and other accessibility issues, children's television programming, political programming, sponsorship identification/payola, the FCC's EEO rules, broadcast station ownership, indecency, and enforcement issues. Stephen has also advised a variety of companies - international, publicly traded, and North Carolina-based - with respect to compliance with the FCC's equipment certification, marketing, and labeling regulations. 

Stephen also engages with marketing teams to guide the development, execution and risk management of advertising and promotional campaigns, including endorsement issues; contests, sweepstakes and raffle issues; and issues implicated by transmitting marketing communications to current and potential consumers and clients. He has advised large and small media companies, online retailers, national and local brands, and nonprofits.

Publications & Media

  • Panelist, Duke Law and Technology Review Drone Panel, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, September 25, 2017
  • Panelist, Regulatory Panel, Ohio Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Conference, Columbus, OH, September 19, 2017
  • Panel moderator, "UAS Policy and Law Panel," NC GIS Conference, Raleigh, NC, February 23, 2017
  • Panelist, Campbell Law Review Symposium, "Flying Above the Law: Legal Issues Surrounding the Domestic Use of Drones," Raleigh, NC, February 3, 2017
  • Presenter on drone law, NC Pork Council Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, February 2, 2017
  • Presenter, UAV/Drone Education Forum, North Carolina League of Municipalities, Raleigh, NC, November 16, 2016
  • Panelist, Regulatory Update Panel, Ohio Broadcast Engineering Conference(link is external), Columbus, OH, September 23, 2015
  • Presenter, “UAS in the USA (and NC): Drone Law Developments,” 2015 Festival of Legal Learning, February 14, 2015
  • Presenter, Ohio Association of Broadcasters Webinar, “Developments in Digital Advertising, Marketing, and Social Media: Where Does Your Station Stand?”, October 8, 2014
  • Panelist, Broadcast Education Association District 2 Conference, Boone, NC “UAS in the USA: The Regulatory Climate’s Commercial Freeze”, September 26, 2014
  • Moderator and Presenter, Digital Legal & Compliance 101 Panel Discussion, North Carolina Association of Broadcasters, June 24, 2014
  • Presenter, “Fundamentals of Conducting Contests and Sweepstakes in North Carolina,” North Carolina Bar Association CLE Program, November 30, 2012
  • Presenter, “NCOSH B’Gosh: An Introduction to OSHA in North Carolina,” 2012 Festival of Legal Learning, February 11, 2012
  • Presenter, “Conducting Contests and Sweepstakes in North Carolina: Fundamentals and Fairness (and a Risk Management Overview),” 2011 Festival of Legal Learning, February 12, 2011
  • Presenter, “FTC and FCC Advertising Disclosures: Because Consumers Are Entitled To Know (What Do Advertising Businesses Need To Know?),” 2010 Festival of Legal Learning, February 6, 2010

 

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Education
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, J.D.
Graduated 2000
University of Houston, B.A.
Graduated 1991
Contact Details and Office Locations
Wells Fargo Capitol Center, Suite 1700, 150 Fayetteville Street, P.O. Box 1800
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
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