Melodie Virtue is a principal of the Washington DC office of Foster Garvey. For nearly four decades, Melodie has helped broadcast clients in their dealings with the Federal Communications Commission. She frequently advises commercial and noncommercial educational broadcasters in a wide array of matters before the FCC, including licensing, spectrum auctions, rulemakings, program content, forfeitures, and consent decrees.
Melodie also represents clients in transactions and regularly drafts agreements for asset sales, tower leases, programming, loans, and licensing. She provides intellectual property guidance on music licensing, service marks, online digital streaming and podcasting, and other web site legalities.
Her volunteer work includes having served as 2004-2005 national President of Alliance for Women in Media (formerly American Women in Radio & Television, Inc. (AWM), and Chair of its Foundation. She is an associate member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) from 2012-2013. Currently, she serves on the board of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR).
She was named a Washington DC Super Lawyer, in each year from 2014 to present, and to The Best Lawyers in America©, 2013 to present, and holds a 5-star A/V Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.