Lawyer Bio : Mark J. Palchick
Mark J. Palchick
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. 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.
Associations: District of Columbia Bar Association; Federal Communications Bar Association; American Bar Association.
Admitted to the bar: 1978, District of Columbia.
B.A., 1971, Miami University, Oxford, OH; M.A., International Law & Foreign Policy, 1972, Miami University, Oxford, OH; J.D., 1975, Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA.
Prior Legal Experience
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.
Prior Business Experience
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.
“Ten Basic Rules for E-Rate Applications,” (co-authored with Joan Stewart) Education Week, Jan. 12, 2005.
“Negotiating Program Contract,” CATA Cable Newsletter .
Adjunct Professor of Law, The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, 1994-Present.
Areas of Proficiency
- Intellectual Property - Copyright
- FCC Releases Set-Top Box Waiver Decisions
- E-Rate Update: FCC Grants Appeal On Ground That the Service Provider Was Unable to Timely Complete Implementation for Reasons Beyond Its Control
- FCC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Program Access Complaints and Commercial Leased Access
- FCC Grants Appeals and Adopts New Directive Regarding Its Demonstration of Necessary Resources Requirement
- FCC Issues NPRM Concerning the Carriage of Digital Broadcast Television Signals
- FCC Issues Separate Decisions Granting 182 Appeals from Funding Denials
- Exclusive Service Contracts for Provision of Video Services in Multiple Dwelling Units and Other Real Estate Developments
- NTIA Creates New $1.5 Billion Consumer Equipment Market
- FCC Reconsiders Effective Competition Decision
- FCC Acts to Prohibit Franchising Authorities from Unreasonably Denying Competitive Cable Franchises
- FCC Acts on Requests for Waiver of Rules on Integrated Set-top Boxes
- Waivers Sought on Set-Top Box Integration Ban
- FCC Programming Actions
- New South Carolina Franchising Law
- FCC Fiscal Year 2006 Regulatory Fees
- FCC Initiates Rulemaking Regarding the Franchise Process and New Video Entrants
- FCC Enforcement Bureau Provides Additional Guidance to Interconnected VoIP Providers
- FCC Enforcement Bureau Extends VoIP 911 Compliance Deadlines
- FCC Fiscal Year 2005 Regulatory Fees
- FCC Issues Guidance to Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol Service Providers
- FCC Releases Public Notice on Form 396-C Filing Requirement and Initiates Closed Captioning Rulemaking
- Cable Reciprocal Bargaining Obligation
- Client Alert: Cable Horizontal and Vertical Ownership Limits
- 10 Basic Rules for E-Rate Applications
- Consistent With Precedent, FCC Finds Violation of Competitive Bidding Rules Where Price Is Not Primary Factor
- FCC Seeks Comment on Healthcare Connect Fund Clarification
- FCC Sets Comment Dates for Bundled Components Public Notice
- FCC Seeks Comment on Bundled Components for E-rate
- E-Rate: Case Summaries
- Federal Communications Commission Expands Availability of 400 Million Dollar Rural Health Care Support Mechanism
- Aeronautical Frequency Public Notice
- E-Rate: Summary of Recent E-Rate Rulings
- E-Rate: FCC Reverses Denial Of Funding Due To Misunderstanding of Service To Be Provided By A WAN
- E-Rate: FCC Upholds Audit Letter Procedures Followed by USAC
- FCC Waives Its Services Implementation Deadline
- FCC Grants Appeals of Dark Fiber Decisions
- Commission Releases Order Implementing Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act
- Telecommunications Alert: Recent Competitive Bidding Orders
- CableCARD Rules Now Effective
- E-Rate Shared Service Discount Rates
- Pole Attachment Timeline Rules Now Effective
- Commission Denies Appeal for State Master Contract-Related Funding
- Communications Law Update: Applicants Found to Have Reviewed Vendor Bids In A Manner Consistent With Competitive Bidding Requirements
- FCC Addresses Timing Issues in Recent E-Rate Orders
- FCC Rejects Justification for Charging Pole Attachment Rates Above its Cable Rate Forumla
- Pole Attachment Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration
- FCC Makes Changes to USAC Procedures for Considering Certain Technical Support Contracts
- FCC Confirms Method of Calculating E-Rate Discount Level for Shared Services and Need for Implementation Extension Requests
- FCC Clarifies Changes to the E-Rate Program Announced in Sixth Report and Order
- FCC Seeks Comment on Petition to Clarify Requirements of New E-Rate Forms
- E-Rate: Important Information Regarding Use of CEO for Discount Calculations
- FCC Grants Waiver of Voluntary Extension Notification Requirement
- FCC Announces Application Deadline for Wireless Pilot Program
- FCC Seeks Comment on Petitions for Reconsideration of Pole Attachments Order
- DC Circuit Court Upholds 2011 Pole Attachment Order
- FCC Rejects Applicants' Attempts to Modify Funding Requests Months After Funding Window Had Closed
- FCC Seeks Comment on “Third Way” to Ensure its Authority Post Comcast v. FCC
- Pole Attachment Rules: Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- FCC Settles Forfeiture Action With Time Warner Over Changes To Service
- FCC Launches Inquiry Into New Technologies to Protect Children from Harmful Content: Comments are due April 16, 2009
- FCC Office of Inspector General Finds Schools & Libraries Fund is at Risk Under Improper Payments Information Act
- FCC Grants 261 Appeals of USAC E-Rate Funding Denials
- Media Bureau Finds Independent Programmers Make Prima Facie Case of Program Carriage Discrimination Against Cable Operators
- Media Bureau Revises Inflation Adjustment Rates for Cable Operators Using FCC Form 1240
- Latest Consent Decree Demonstrates That The FCC Is Serious About Signal Leakage Enforcement
- Leased Access Order Imposes Significant Regulatory Burdens on Cable Providers
- FCC Releases Order Banning Exclusive Contracts Between Video Service Providers and Building Owners
- FCC Issues Open Access Report and Order
- Inflation Adjustment Figures for Cable Operators using Forms 1210 and 1240
- Commission Takes Action in Conference Calling Formal Complaint Case
- FCC Initiates Rulemaking On Exclusive Contracts For Video Services In Multiple Dwelling Units And Other Real Estate Developments
- FCC Issues Order Classifying Wireless Broadband Internet Access As An Unregulated Information Service
- FCC Issues Additional Universal Service Fund Decisions