Dennis Corbett > Telecommunications Law Professionals > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Telecommunications Law Professionals
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 1011
United States


Dennis arrived at TLP in January 2017. A graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown Law, Dennis was previously a longtime member and head of the Broadcast Practice Group at the well-regarded communications law firm Lerman Senter PLLC. At TLP, Dennis handles diverse regulatory and transactional matters, ranging from day-to-day client representation to participation in multiple agency and court proceedings involving issues of industry-wide concern. Dennis also handles major administrative and court litigation, and FCC Enforcement Bureau proceedings, for a wide variety of clients.

Dennis’ many cases have involved broadcast issues such as sponsorship identification, indecency, political advertising, and renewal-related matters, as well as wireless issues that range across such matters as innovative uses of spectrum bands, drones and drone accessory equipment, and spectrum auctions. He made the petitioner’s oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case that secured the set aside of certain FCC rules restricting the practical ability of small businesses to utilize bidding credits in spectrum auctions. Council Tree Communications, Inc. v. FCC, 619 F.3d 235 (3rd Cir. 2010).

Dennis has long been active in the Federal Communications Bar Association. At various times, he has co-chaired the FCBA’s Enforcement, Mass Media, and (former) Access to Records Committees. He has also twice served on the FCBA’s Executive Committee, including a current two-year stint that comes with his service as the FCBA’s voting representative within the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.


Lerman Senter PLLC, 2009-2016

Leventhal Senter & Lerman PLLC, 1986-2008

McKenna, Wilkinson & Kittner, 1979-1986




District of Columbia Bar
United States Supreme Court
United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Third and Tenth Circuits


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979.

Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1975


2017-2022  Best Lawyers – Communications Law

2020-2022  Chambers USA Ranked Lawyer- Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

2017-2022  Legal 500 Recommended Attorney – Telecoms and Broadcast:  Transactional

2009-2022  Washington D.C. Super Lawyers

2017-2022  Legal 500 Recommended Attorney – Telecoms and Broadcast:  Regulatory

2001  Richard B. Barker Awards, The Barker Adoption Foundation

Editorial Board, Law & Policy in International Business, Georgetown Law

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Washington DC-based boutique Telecommunications Law Professionals works across the sector, representing regional broadcasters, industry associations, tower and satellite companies, and venture capital in a range of matters before the FCC and other local, state, and federal regulatory bodies. The team has a strong track record in telecoms infrastructure, working on mandates across wireless and fiber, and also works on more cutting-edge issues, such as a space-based cellular broadband network servicing unmodified handhelds. Managing partner Michael Lazarus works alongside founding partner Carl Northrop, who brings his extensive experience working on complex matters covering the full scope of the industry. Other lawyers of note include Dennis Corbett, who has litigation experience representing both traditional broadcasters and more cutting-edge wireless and tech clients; and Gregg Skall, who has represented a range of radio and television broadcasting associations before the FCC and Congress.