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  1. Media: 80%
    34 years
  2. Internet: 10%
    16 years
  3. Advertising: 5%
    34 years
  4. Telecommunications: 5%
    34 years

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1000 Potomac Street Nw
Washington, DC, 20007


VAAuthorized to practice law199203/31/2016
DCActive 198207/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Extraordinary Service AwardMinority Media and Telecommunications Council2009
Achievement AwareAmerican Women in Radio & Television (now Alliance for Women in Media)2008
Law ReviewAmerican University Washington College of Law1980
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerGarvey Schubert Barer2000 - Present
MemberHaley Bader Potts1982 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Federation of Community BroadcastersMember2010 - Present
Aesthetic Voices - Toastmasters InternationalPresident2002 - Present
Alliance for Women in Media (formerly AWRT)Member1987 - Present
Federal Communications Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Women in Radio & Television (now Alliance for Women in Media)President2003 - 2005
Alliance for Women in Media (formerly AWRT)Board Member1997 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Syracuse Peace Councel v. Federal Communications CommissionFairness Doctrine found contrary to the public interest
Meredith Corp. v. FCCRemanded to FCC
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Federation of Community BroadcastersGet on the Air and Stay There: A Guide to Building and Maintaining a Non-Commercial Educational Community Radio Station2010
Garvey Schubert BarerChart of Various SoundExchange(SX) Rates and Terms to Stream Digital Sound Recordings under Statutory License2010
Garvey Schubert BarerStreaming Reference Memo2009
Radio & RecordsPayola Avoidance2007
American Women in Radio & Television Making Waves magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2EEO Outreach & Recruitment2007
The Financial ManagerDoing the Royalty Math2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
George Washington UniversityPublic AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Federation of Community BroadcastingLegal Issues in Digital and Social Media2011
National Federation of Community BroadcastersLegal Issues in Broadcasting2011
National Federation of Community BroadcastersLegal Update on Underwriting Issues2011
National Federation of Community BroadcastersYour Local Public File (for NCE Radio Stations)2011
National Federal of Community BroadcastersMusic Licensing2011
National Federal of Community BroadcastersCover Your Assets: How to Renewal your Broadcast Station License2011
National Association of BroadcastersThe FCC and You!2011
Western States Public MediaThe First Thing We Do, Let's Stump All the Lawyers2010
The Grassroots Radio CoalitionHarmonic Frequencies: Revisioning the Relationship Between Community Radio and Independent Musicians2010
Media Finance Focus 2010Common Legal Mistakes to Avoid on Your Website2010
29th Annual Representing Your Local Broadcaster SeminarThe Scramble for Content and Delivery: It’s 'Up in the Air'2010
Western States Public Media ConferenceSound Exchange — Why Do We Have to Do This!2009
WebinarLegal Issues for New Managers2009
WebinarMusic Licensing and SoundExchange Reporting: Q and A2009
Public Radio Engineering ConferenceModerator2009
National Association of Community BroadcastersNew Technologies, New Music2009
NAB Show Broadcast Management ConferenceRegulating Broadcast Programming: Is Content King or Will Government Reign?,"2009
Mass Media Practice CommitteeMinority Media and Telecommunication Council Radio Rescue Petition2009
Representing your Local BroadcasterYear in Review (Return of Regulation)2008
Representing Your Local BroadcasterTraversing the Perils of Obesity, DTC, FTC, FCC and Beyond2007
Public Broadcasting Management AssociationPodcasting: Do You Have the Rights?2007
Representing Your Local BroadcasterRegulatory Compliance2006
Representing Your Local BroadcasterCompliance2004