First-Ever Guidebook on Lobbying The FCC Provides Insight, Advice by Leading Communications Lawyers

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from CCH INCORPORATED

    WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its creation in 1934, the
 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has developed into one of the nation's
 most influential and far-reaching regulatory agencies.  With this growth, an
 ever-increasing number of business, legal and financial professionals struggle
 to understand the FCC's structure, organizational dynamics and decision-making
 procedures. To meet these needs, Telecommunications Reports International
 (TRI), the nation's leading publisher of telecom news and analysis, has
 released a new reference book, FCC Lobbying: A Handbook of Insider Tips and
 Practical Advice.
     This unprecedented new reference, written by three of nation's top
 communications lobbyists, is a complete how-to guide to lobbying the FCC.
     "Today's policy, business and technological issues are forcing more
 communications industry professionals into a need-to-know posture on the
 Commission and its procedures," said TRI Publisher Stephen Munro.  "Those who
 were never concerned about the FCC are now compelled to stand up and take
 action."
     CEOs, lawyers, lobbyists, citizens' groups, government executives and
 those who handle government relations for start-ups or well-established
 companies will find in this new book a wealth of information that can be put
 to use immediately.
 
     New Era of Policy and Regulation Creates Need for Handbook
     "Demands placed on the FCC to regulate communications in a global
 information economy are continually expanding.  To keep pace, the agency must
 reinvent itself and the way it governs interstate and international
 communications," said Erwin G. Krasnow, co-author of FCC Lobbying: A Handbook
 of Insider Tips and Practical Advice.  "The Handbook arms you with time-tested
 strategies to advance your position, respond to queries, avoid procedural
 mishaps and best your competition."
     Krasnow and the book's co-authors, David R. Siddall and Michael D. Berg,
 are members of the communications practice of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard,
 McPherson and Hand -- the lobbying law firm Fortune magazine ranked as the
 best in the nation.
 
     Single Resource Demystifies FCC Structure, Procedural Complexities
     Although FCC procedures are complex, FCC Lobbying aims to simplify.  Its
 easy-to-use format lets readers use chapters as stand-alone resources, target
 special topics of interest and formulate plans to address specific
 circumstances.
     Drawing on their decades of experience working inside and lobbying the
 FCC, Krasnow, Siddall and Berg examine the Commission's legal framework and
 underpinnings and share lessons from personal experience on how to use the
 rules to advance your objectives.
     Through interviews with current and former FCC commissioners and staff,
 you'll find out what FCC officials want, what they expect and what causes a
 positive or negative reaction.
     "If your business has any dealings with the Federal Communications
 Commission, you need this book.  Even I learned a thing or two from these
 pages," notes former FCC Chairman William E. Kennard in his foreword to the
 book.
 
     Availability and Pricing
     For more information or to order FCC Lobbying: A Handbook of Insider Tips
 and Practical Advice, visit www.tr.com or call 800-822-6388.  FCC Lobbying is
 $199 in print and $179 on the Internet.  For group and bookstore sales,
 contact Yvonne Miller at 202-312-6075.  You can also visit www.cch.com/fccbook
 to review book Forward, Introduction, Table of Contents and more.
 
     About TRI
     Telecommunications Reports International is the foremost independent
 source of domestic and international telecommunications policy, news and
 analysis.  Visit TRI's web site at www.tr.com . TRI is part of the Business
 and Finance Group at CCH INCORPORATED, a leading provider of tax and business
 law information and software.
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its creation in 1934, the
 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has developed into one of the nation's
 most influential and far-reaching regulatory agencies.  With this growth, an
 ever-increasing number of business, legal and financial professionals struggle
 to understand the FCC's structure, organizational dynamics and decision-making
 procedures. To meet these needs, Telecommunications Reports International
 (TRI), the nation's leading publisher of telecom news and analysis, has
 released a new reference book, FCC Lobbying: A Handbook of Insider Tips and
 Practical Advice.
     This unprecedented new reference, written by three of nation's top
 communications lobbyists, is a complete how-to guide to lobbying the FCC.
     "Today's policy, business and technological issues are forcing more
 communications industry professionals into a need-to-know posture on the
 Commission and its procedures," said TRI Publisher Stephen Munro.  "Those who
 were never concerned about the FCC are now compelled to stand up and take
 action."
     CEOs, lawyers, lobbyists, citizens' groups, government executives and
 those who handle government relations for start-ups or well-established
 companies will find in this new book a wealth of information that can be put
 to use immediately.
 
     New Era of Policy and Regulation Creates Need for Handbook
     "Demands placed on the FCC to regulate communications in a global
 information economy are continually expanding.  To keep pace, the agency must
 reinvent itself and the way it governs interstate and international
 communications," said Erwin G. Krasnow, co-author of FCC Lobbying: A Handbook
 of Insider Tips and Practical Advice.  "The Handbook arms you with time-tested
 strategies to advance your position, respond to queries, avoid procedural
 mishaps and best your competition."
     Krasnow and the book's co-authors, David R. Siddall and Michael D. Berg,
 are members of the communications practice of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard,
 McPherson and Hand -- the lobbying law firm Fortune magazine ranked as the
 best in the nation.
 
     Single Resource Demystifies FCC Structure, Procedural Complexities
     Although FCC procedures are complex, FCC Lobbying aims to simplify.  Its
 easy-to-use format lets readers use chapters as stand-alone resources, target
 special topics of interest and formulate plans to address specific
 circumstances.
     Drawing on their decades of experience working inside and lobbying the
 FCC, Krasnow, Siddall and Berg examine the Commission's legal framework and
 underpinnings and share lessons from personal experience on how to use the
 rules to advance your objectives.
     Through interviews with current and former FCC commissioners and staff,
 you'll find out what FCC officials want, what they expect and what causes a
 positive or negative reaction.
     "If your business has any dealings with the Federal Communications
 Commission, you need this book.  Even I learned a thing or two from these
 pages," notes former FCC Chairman William E. Kennard in his foreword to the
 book.
 
     Availability and Pricing
     For more information or to order FCC Lobbying: A Handbook of Insider Tips
 and Practical Advice, visit www.tr.com or call 800-822-6388.  FCC Lobbying is
 $199 in print and $179 on the Internet.  For group and bookstore sales,
 contact Yvonne Miller at 202-312-6075.  You can also visit www.cch.com/fccbook
 to review book Forward, Introduction, Table of Contents and more.
 
     About TRI
     Telecommunications Reports International is the foremost independent
 source of domestic and international telecommunications policy, news and
 analysis.  Visit TRI's web site at www.tr.com . TRI is part of the Business
 and Finance Group at CCH INCORPORATED, a leading provider of tax and business
 law information and software.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X36686523
 
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