Howard M. Liberman, Partner

Howard Liberman began his career as an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission’s Cable Television Bureau over 40 years ago.
He later moved to the private sector, where he has represented broadcasters (television and radio, commercial and noncommercial), cable TV operators and other FCC-regulated businesses in matters relating to regulatory proceedings, transactions, strategic planning and litigation, including FCC hearings and appeals of FCC decisions. A major part of Howard's practice for more than 25 years has been working with private equity firms and their corporate attorneys on acquisitions and sales of FCC-regulated businesses. He also advises lenders in the communications and telecommunications industries, and has been FCC counsel for a number of IPOs.
Howard's practice also focuses on the day-to-day legal/business issues of broadcasters and other media companies beyond FCC matters, including contracts; music licensing and other intellectual property issues; contests and promotions; defamation and First Amendment issues; and general corporate matters.
Howard has been an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association for many years. He has served as Co-Chair of the Association's Mass Media Committee and Transactional Practice Committee.


Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell.  

Named Super Lawyer® in Communications Law (2013-2019).

Recipient of 2009 Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Distinguished Service Award.

Past Co-Chair, Federal Communications Bar Association Mass Media and Transactional Practice Committees. 

Recipient, Best Lawyers - Media Law — 2020




Author, chapter on "Foreign Ownership and Participation,"  Telecommunications Answer Book (Practicing Law Institute, 2014 and 2015 editions).


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District of Columbia, 1974
New York, 1973


J.D. with honors, Brooklyn Law School, 1972
B.S. with honors, Emerson College, 1968


Administrative & Court Litigation
Corporate & Commercial Transactions
Internet of Things
Media Content & Distribution
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