with Coe Ramsey, Noah Hock, and Patrick Cross
The SBE is an advocate for its members on regulatory and legislative issues at the FCC, NTIA, Capitol Hill, and beyond that affect broadcast engineers. The Society's focus on these issues is driven by the SBE Board, Government Relations Committee, Regulatory Counsel, as well as interested members like you.
Our April meeting will introduce SBE's Regulatory Counsel team consisting of Coe Ramsey, Noah Hock, and Patrick Cross of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP (Brooks Pierce). Brooks Pierce is a Raleigh, NC based law firm that serves businesses, government, non-profit institutions, trade associations and individuals. As outlined below, The Regulatory Counsel team is highly experienced with broadcast technical regulatory issues. We anticipate discussing SBE's current legislative issues.
Coe Ramsey’s communications and media practice focuses on FCC regulatory, transactional, corporate and intellectual property (copyright and trademark) matters. Coe represents radio and television operators throughout the country, counseling and advocating on a variety of issues, including buying and selling radio and television stations, FCC ownership rules and policies, ATSC 3.0, digital broadcasting, and other new technology deployments, broadcast licensing and renewals, programming issues, cable and satellite carriage, political advertising, and music licensing.
Noah Hock represents clients in entertainment, nonprofit, and media law matters. In addition to his legal practice, Noah is an active classical musician performing with the Winston-Salem Symphony and other regional orchestras. Noah uses his passion for music to represent musicians, artists, record producers, filmmakers, writers and publishers in a variety of arts-related matters. He also assists nonprofit organizations and media companies of all sizes with every aspect of their management and operation.
Patrick Cross counsels media and broadcasting clients of all sizes on a myriad of issues involving FCC regulatory compliance, FCC enforcement matters, programming, technical matters, and ownership issues. He also represents broadcasters and individuals in resolving intellectual property disputes both outside of and in state and federal courts. Patrick represents media and broadcasting companies and radio and television stations in resolving issues regarding FCC regulatory compliance, FCC enforcement matters, licensing, technical matters, and a variety of other issues.
Special thanks to sponsor Jim Peck of SCMS for sponsoring the video conference and other technical support costs of Chapter 37.