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Federal communications expert and College of Law alumnus to lecture Oct. 23 at SU
Federal communications expert and College of Law alumnus to lecture Oct. 23 at SUOctober 07, 2008Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
As part of its Law Success Program, the Syracuse University College of Law will host Joseph M. Di Scipio L’95, past chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association, Oct. 23 at 11:45 a.m. in Hendricks Chapel. His lecture, “The FCC: Indecency and Government Extortion,” will address the classroom elements that affect communication law and policy. Public parking for this event is in Irving Garage.
Di Scipio is a member of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC in Washington, D.C. He specializes in mass media, wireless, wireline and digital/internet regulation. Di Scipio’s mass media practice focuses on providing advice and counsel on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) compliance in complex transactional matters and credit facility placements, as well as all facets of practicing before the FCC. Prior to joining Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, Di Scipio was a partner at Cohn and Marks LLP in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he worked at the FCC as an agent in the field-where he was awarded the Catherine Forster Public Service Award for outstanding public service-and, after attending law school, as an attorney in the Compliance and Information Bureau and the Common Carrier Bureau.
He is past chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation, having previously served as treasurer. Prior to chairing the foundation, he served a three-year term on the executive committee of the FCBA. In 2008, he was awarded the FCBA Distinguished Service Award.
Di Scipio earned a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from SU College of Law; a master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University; and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Denver. Di Scipio is immediate past president of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association, having previously served as second vice president of its executive committee. He is the recipient of the Syracuse University College of Law 2005 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. He is a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia, New York State and District of Columbia bars.
For more information, contact Associate Professor of Law LaVonda Reed-Huff at (315) 443-9578.