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Rick Kaplan

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Legal, NAB

Rick Kaplan

Rick Kaplan is the general counsel and executive vice president, Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Mr. Kaplan joined NAB in October 2012 as the executive vice president of Strategic Planning, and was named general counsel in November 2014. In his current role, Mr. Kaplan is responsible for directing NAB's advocacy at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal agencies. Mr. Kaplan also manages all of NAB's legal affairs, including litigation and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining NAB, Mr. Kaplan served in a number of leadership capacities at the FCC. During his three-plus years at the FCC, Mr. Kaplan was the chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, chief counsel to Chairman Julius Genachowski, and chief of staff and media advisor to Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Mr. Kaplan began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Kaplan earned his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review, and his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.




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