November 30, 2020

Volume X, Number 335

Debra McGuire Mercer

Debra McGuire Mercer focuses her practice on communications regulation, and judicial and administrative litigation. She has practiced extensively before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state public utility commissions and trial and appellate courts. Debra's litigation experience encompasses civil, criminal and regulatory issues related to telecommunications, government contracts, international trade and commercial disputes. Debra also counsels companies on business, contract and transactional matters.

Areas of Concentration

  • The Communications Act and the Telecommunications Act of 1996

  • Broadcast licensing and regulation

  • Cable television franchises

  • Commercial transactions involving broadcast, cable, media, and telecommunications companies

  • FCC and state enforcement proceedings, including inquiries and investigations

  • Telemarketing and unsolicited faxes

  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Junk Fax Protection Act, and Do Not Call laws

  • Administrative litigation challenging contract awards

  • Antitrust

  • Bid protests

  • Claims preparation

  • Codes of conduct

  • Due diligence for investments and transactions

  • Voluntary disclosures

Articles in the National Law Review database by Debra McGuire Mercer

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