April 19, 2022

Jonathan Cohen: The Importance of Media Law [Ep. 262]

We are in the middle of a disruptive tech revolution, and it will take some time for society to adjust. Tech, media, and telecom companies turn to Jonathan Cohen for advice as they navigate a continually shifting legal, technological and political...


We are in the middle of a disruptive tech revolution, and it will take some time for society to adjust.

Tech, media, and telecom companies turn to Jonathan Cohen for advice as they navigate a continually shifting legal, technological and political landscape. Decades of transactional and policy experience (in private practice and in government) enable him to efficiently advise clients regarding strategies and details in their dealings with other industry players, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and other executive branch agencies to align the private sector with the public interest. His expertise ranges from media (both traditional and social) to broadband wireless, and from commercial transactions to regulatory policy. Mr. Cohen’s government service included stints at The White House and the FCC, and he is an expert in platform regulation issues, spectrum licensing and transactions, and the rules and processes governing participation in FCC auctions. His clients have singled out his “outstanding service” on corporate and commercial transactions for nationwide recognition. He holds the Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating and is perennially selected as a Washington DC Super Lawyer.

After announcing football and basketball games for his college radio station, Jonathan’s career began as a radio news reporter in New York City. Communications law therefore was a natural fit for him after obtaining his law degree. Over his legal career in the media and telecom arenas, Jonathan has negotiated and closed countless telecom transactions and worked on a wide variety of policy issues. He is a proud alumnus of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center. 

Links:

Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Jonathan Cohen on LinkedIn

Book mentioned:

Talking about God: Exploring the Meaning of Religious Life with Kierkegaard, Buber, Tillich, and Heschel by Daniel F. Polish P.h.D.

From Guttenburg to Google by Tom Wheeler