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Julian Leigh SHEPARD

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Julian Leigh Shepard, American lawyer, humanitarian. Bar: Pennsylvania 1985, Indiana 1984, District of Columbia 1987; United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1984; United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1984. Recipient Extraordinary Service award, MMTC, 2008; Paul Harris fellow, Rotary International Foundation.


Shepard, Julian Leigh was born on February 17, 1957 in St. Paul. Son of Frank and Beatrice (Getsug) Shepard.


Indiana University (Bachelor of Science, honors and high distinction, 1980). Georgetown University. Indiana University (Juris Doctor, 1983).

Syracuse University. Phi Delta Phi (National Balfour Scholar, 1983). Senior Policy Advisor - Mass Media, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States. Department of Commerce, 1988-1990.


Attorney National Association Broadcasters, Washington, 1984-1986, assistant general counsel, 1986-1987. Counselor at law Heron, Burchette, Ruckert & Rothwell, 1987-1988. Senior policy advisory mass media National Telecommunications & Information Administration/United States Department Communications, 1988-1990.

Vice president, general counsel Association for Maximum Service television, Inc., 1990-1995. Attorney, shareholder Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, 1995—2001. Partner Venable, Baetjer, Howard and Civiletti, Limited liability partnership, 2001—2003.

Shareholder, communications practice chairman Williams Mullen Professional Corporation, Washington, since 2003. Member federal spectrum planning and policy advisory committee, United States Department Commerce, Washington, 1992—2002.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1985, Indiana 1984, District of Columbia 1987. United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1984. United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1984.


  • Other Work

    • Co-chairman editorial advisory board Federal Communications Law Journal, Washington, 1992-1994. Contributor articles to professional journal.


Board visiting Georgetown University Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems, 1984-1995. Principal Council for Excellence in Government, Washington, 1990-1902. Board Regents Fund for American Studies, Washington, since 1999.

Member American Bar Association (law practice management section leadership activities board 1995-1996), Federal Communications Bar Association (law journal committee 1992-1995), Minority Media and Telecomm. Council (life), Phi Delta Phi (National Balfour scholar 1983), Rotary Club (charter).


  • Other Interests

    Visual arts, scuba diving, photography.


Frank Shepard

Beatrice (Getsug) Shepard