Mark Palchick

Partner

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Mark has spent the last 40 years embedded in the cable television and broadband industries. Regulator, General Counsel, copyright negotiator and trusted advisor, Mark has done them all. He works with clients on matters relating to local, state and federal regulation, negotiations of program affiliation agreements, E-rate funding, pole attachment matters, interconnection agreements between private carriers, international copyright, and submarine cable licenses/

Mark’s practice is national and international in scope. He represents cable television operators and competitive telecommunication providers in the Caribbean, cable television group owners in the United States, and E-rate vendors and local school districts. He assists cable television operators in the negotiation of program affiliation agreements and was responsible for creating the Caribbean Cable Cooperative, a buying cooperative for the acquisition of cable television program services by Caribbean cable television operators. He has assisted victims of international toll fraud. His work with local school districts and E-rate vendors has made it possible for k-12 schools to obtain millions of dollars in E-Rate funding from the federal government.

Mark is a Cable Television Pioneer and in 2014 he was named one of the telecom industry’s nine “Dealmakers—Lawyers Who Make Cable Deals Legal” by Multichannel News magazine.