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Steven J. Horvitz

Partner-in-Charge, Washington D.C.

Steven Horvitz represents major cable companies and small independent cable operations in a wide variety of matters before the FCC and other regulatory bodies. He counsels clients on compliance, evolving business operations, and programming issues, and has adjudicated a large number of rate-related and signal-carriage cases at the FCC. Steve also assists cable clients in copyright matters, including litigation involving Section 111 of the Copyright Act.

Representative Experience

Programming issues for cable clients

Counsel clients on programming issues, including commercial negotiations and regulatory issues. Particular focus on cable carriage of analog and digital broadcast signals. Have adjudicated dozens of signal carriage cases at the FCC. (Ongoing)

Cable regulatory for major cable companies and small independent cable companies

Representation of major cable companies, as well as small independent cable companies, operating under the Communications Act, as amended by the 1984 and 1992 Cable Acts, and the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Read more

Copyright matters for cable clients

Counsels cable clients on copyright matters, particularly under Section 111 of the Copyright Act. Litigation experience includes several key cases involving application of Section 111.

General regulatory compliance and evolving business operations for cable clients

Counsel cable clients on general regulatory compliance and evolving business operations. Particular focus on rates, consumer relations and competition. Have adjudicated dozens of rate-related cases at the FCC.

Additional Qualifications

  • Partner, Cole Raywid & Braverman LLP, Washington, D.C., 1991-2006
  • Associate, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C., 1984-1991

Professional & Community Activities

  • Federal Communications Bar Association