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John Crigler represents clients in all aspects of public broadcasting. His clients include public radio and TV stations, program producers, nonprofit internet distribution platforms, webcasters, satcasters, community groups, tribal Nations and trade associations. John provides representation before the Federal Communications Commission, the Copyright Office and Copyright Royalty Board, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and state and federal courts. He writes and speaks widely on public broadcasting topics and is a frequent panelist at conferences on noncommercial broadcasting and the internet.

Community Activities

  • Advisory Board Member, Hennock Institute

News & Insights


Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances



  • District of Columbia, 1981 
  • Virginia, 1993 
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1981

Yale University, Ph.D., 1975

  • Danforth Fellow

Wesleyan University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1969

  • High Honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named Washington DC "Super Lawyer," 2014-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV/5.0 Peer Review Rated
  • 2009 NFCB Bader Award

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