Carrie Ward has twenty years’ experience in business law with a particular focus on entertainment, communications and media law clients. Carrie’s clients range from media group owners, small broadcasters and podcasters, actors, filmmakers, musicians and start-up entrepreneurs. Ms. Ward also serves as outside general counsel to corporate clients. In addition to her private practice experience, Carrie worked in the legal departments of ABC, Inc. and Entercom Communications Corp. These experiences provide her a unique ability to analyze a client’s legal matter to create the most practical and economical solutions.
Ms. Ward also works with her clients on the day-to-day operations of their business from protecting intellectual property, reviewing and drafting various contracts, and reviewing advertising content for regulatory compliance. Carrie is also a leader in promotions and advertising law. She has advised clients on thousands of promotions during her career on local and national levels. Carrie counsels clients on promotions from the conceptual stage to prize fulfillment. Her promotions clients include broadcasters, online and mobile marketers, and insured promotions companies.
Carrie has successfully prosecuted thousands of FCC applications during the course of her career that include license renewal applications, transfer and assignment applications, ownership reports and routine engineering applications. She has a 100% success record in defending enforcement complaints. She is also a leader in policy change and authored the Petition for Rulemaking that changed the FCC’s outdated contest rule.
Carrie is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, the Burlington County Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. Ms. Ward received her Bachelor’s Degree in Justice from the American University in Washington D.C. and her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit. Carrie resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young sons. She is a proud soccer and baseball mom and is a certified yoga instructor.