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Gerard Waldron
Gerard J. Waldron
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5360 gwaldron@cov.com Download V-card

Gerry Waldron represents communications, media, and technology clients before the Federal Communications Commission and Congress, and in commercial transactions. Mr. Waldron served as chair of the firm’s Communications and Media Practice Group from 1998 to 2008. Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Waldron served as the senior counsel on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications. During his work for Congress, he was deeply involved in the drafting of the 1993 Spectrum Auction legislation, the 1992 Cable Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), CALEA, and key provisions that became part of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

  • Represents NBC and CBS Network Affiliates Televisions Associations on policy, strategic, and regulatory matters before the FCC and Congress.
  • Represents leading online and media companies concerning the FCC’s CVAA accessibility rules.
  • Represents NFL on spectrum and television policy issues before the FCC.
  • Represented a top 5 global automotive supply company in a $800 million contract for telecom services and networks.
  • Represented a coalition of leading IT companies advocating for net neutrality rules.
  • Represented Frontline Wireless on spectrum regulatory policy, Hill advocacy, and negotiations with financial investors.
  • Represented a broad industry coalition that successfully advocated for changes to FCC rules and passage of law amending TCPA.

Sports and Online Gambling

  • Represented sports league on Internet gambling legislation and implementation of Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.
  • Advised media companies and high tech companies on online gambling issues.
  • Testified before U.S. Congress and Nevada Gaming Control Board on online gambling.
  • Advised several high-tech companies, online platforms, and retailers on the DOJ's reinterpretation of the Wire Act.
  • Advised media companies, online and high-tech companies, financial establishments, and sport enterprises on 50-State legality of daily fantasy sports and related legislative and law enforcement activity.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association, Member
  • Adjunct Professor, Catholic University Columbus School of Law, Institute for Communications Law Studies (1999-present)
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Communications Law (2007-2008; 2012-2017)
  • Recognized by Legal 500 US for Telecoms & Broadcast (2013-2015) and Energy: Regulatory (2014)