Davina Sashkin is a member of the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC. Ms. Sashkin counsels clients on television and radio broadcast regulation and compliance, broadband Internet and triple-play regulations, spectrum auctions, and commercial transactions among FCC-regulated businesses. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Ms. Sashkin was an associate with the law firm Irwin, Campbell & Tannenwald, P.C. Ms. Sashkin is a graduate of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she earned a certificate in Communications Law Studies. Prior to law school, Ms. Sashkin worked in the field of corporate communications. She also holds a Master of Arts in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University.
While in law school, Ms. Sashkin served as Editor-in-Chief of the Commlaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law & Policy,. She is the author ofFailure of Imagination: Why Inaction on Net Neutrality Regulation Will Result in a De Facto Legal Regime Promoting Discrimination and Consumer Harm,Commlaw Conspectus (2007). While in law school, Ms. Sashkin interned at the Federal Communications Commission and at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the Department of Commerce.
Ms. Sashkin is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and before the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. She is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), serving for nearly a decade on the Charity Auction committee and as co-chair on many other committees, including Mass Media and Enforcement.
In this episode we discussed
- The different aspects of the upcoming FCC spectrum incentive auction and what they mean
- How prices will be set for the broadcast frequencies that are being auctioned off
- How the incentive auction could potentially affect media ownership diversity
Ashley Ludlow and Davina Sashkin, The Broadcast Incentive Auction: An Overview of the Process