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He is a communications attorney with nearly 40 years of experience. His practice includes cable TV franchise renewal, E-rate funding, interconnection agreements, and submarine cable licenses, and Mark regularly advocates for his clients before the FCC.
Mr. Palchick has been an attorney in the communications field since 1975. He is experienced in matters relating to international copyright, negotiations for the renewal of cable television franchises, submarine landing licenses, E-rate funding, interconnection agreements between private carriers and other FCC regulatory matters.
Mr. Palchick currently represents competitive telecommunication providers in the Caribbean, submarine cable licensees, cable television group owners and local school districts. He has been active in the advancement of compulsory licenses throughout the Caribbean. He assists cable television operators in the negotiation of program affiliation agreements and was responsible for creating the Caribbean Cable Cooperative, a buying cooperative for the acquisition of cable television program services by Caribbean cable television operators. He is assisting Columbus Communications in the negotiation of interconnection agreements and submarine landing agreements. His work with local school districts has made it possible for those school districts to obtain millions of dollars in E-Rate funding from the federal government.
Mr. Palchick began his career as an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission’s Cable Television Bureau. He has served as General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Cablevision Industries, Inc., a major multiple system cable operator, and as Policy Advisor and Legal Counsel to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, a government think tank designed to advise the White House on communications policy matters. Currently, Mr. Palchick is an Adjunct Professor of Law at his alma mater, The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University.
Also, Mr. Palchick serves as legal advisor to the National Down Syndrome Society. He has provided legal counsel to NDSS and the family of Ethan Saylor, who was killed by off-duty Frederick County Maryland police at a movie theater. Mr. Palchick's counsel led to official NDSS recommendations to Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley on the best practices of other jurisdictions, and to the Department of Justice on how to deal with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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Partner, Holland & Knight LLP, 2001-2003, Washington, DC
Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, 1995-2001, Washington, DC
Partner, Baraff, Koerner, Olender & Hochberg, 1991-1995, Washington, DC
Partner, Bishop, Cook, Purcell & Reynolds, 1988-1991, Washington, DC
Partner, Kenkel, Barnard & Edmundson, 1984-1988 (partner from July, 1987), Washington, DC
Associate, Tepper & Edmundson, 1978-1979, Washington, DC
Associate, Fly, Shuebruk, Blume, Gaguine and Boros, 1978, Washington, DC
General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Cablevision Industries, Inc., 1981-1984, Liberty, NY
Policy Advisor and Legal Counsel, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, 1979-1981, Washington, DC
Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission, Cable Television Bureau, 1975-1978, Washington, DC