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2015 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition
Index
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Committee and
Chapter Events PAGE 8
 FCBA Foundation News PAGE 24
 Job Bank PAGE 28
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March 2015
Newsletter of the Federal Communications Bar Association
Nominations for the “Excellence in Government
Service” Award Due March 13
In 2008, the Federal Communications Bar
Association established an award, to be provided
annually, to recognize the contributions of
federal government employees to the field
of communications. Recipients of the award
include Daniel “Mack” Armstrong, Evan
Kwerel, Julius Knapp, Mary Beth Richards,
Patrick Carney, Karl Nebbia, and Bobby Baker.
The eighth recipient will be announced in
spring 2015.
All current federal government employees
in communications-related positions (not
limited to attorneys or FCBA members) are
eligible nominees. The FCBA will consider
an individual’s dedication to excellence and
long-term commitment to federal government
public service in selecting the individual to
be honored. In addition, the FCBA will view
favorably nominees who have demonstrated
service, dedication, and generosity of spirit in
their careers. Nominations (1,000 words or
less) should include the following information:
(1) full name, title, work address and contact
information of the nominee; (2) summary
of the nominee’s outstanding service and/or
achievements; (3) a narrative explanation of
the nominee’s service including the following
information: how the nominee’s dedication to
excellence and public service is outstanding,
significant, and “above and beyond the call of
duty;” the length of the government service;
and any other relevant information, such as
a history of mentoring, that would assist the
award committee in evaluating the nomination.
Please submit nominations by email to [email protected]
fcba.org. Nominations are due no later than
Friday, March 13, 2015.
This Month’s
Key Events
International
Committee Brown
Bag Lunch
Date/Time: Thursday, March
5, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hogan Lovells
US LLP, 555 13th Street, NW
(Lobby Level - Conference
Room C406)
Topic: A Globally Neutral Net:
Discussion and Comparison
of International Approaches
and Global Norms for Net
Neutrality
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Judicial Practice /
Wireless / Wireline CLE
Seminar
Date/Time: Thursday, March
12, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Wiley Rein LLP,
1776 K Street, NW
Topic: Understanding Net
Neutrality and the Path Ahead
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FCC Enforcement CLE
Seminar
Date/Time: Monday, March
16, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Drinker Biddle &
Reath LLP, 1500 K Street, NW
Topic: Who’s Watching
Whom? Overlapping
Jurisdiction in
Communications Consumer
Protection
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Intellectual Property
and Mass Media CLE
Seminar
Date/Time: Thursday, March
19, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Mayer Brown LLP,
1999 K Street, NW
Topic: What You Need to
Know about Music Licensing
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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort
2015 FCBA Annual Seminar to be held at Hyatt
Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort May 8 – 10
The 2015 Annual Seminar will be at the Hyatt
Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge,
Maryland. The Annual Seminar Committee
has planned a great program and has invited
high-level government officials and top
industry experts to discuss the latest topics in
telecommunications, including net neutrality,
cybersecurity, First Amendment issues,
broadband initiatives, and Congressional
action. Be sure to watch the FCBA website
in the coming weeks for a full agenda for
the weekend and updates to speakers for the
various panels.
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The 10th Annual ABA
/ FCBA Privacy & Data
Security Symposium
Date/Time: Wednesday,
March 25, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Arnold & Porter
LLP, 555 12th Street, NW
Topic: Big Data: Privacy
and Data Security Issues for
Media and Communications
Companies
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IIC SINGAPORE – TRPC – FCBA
FORUM held February 10th
Since WCIT-12, if not before, there has been an increasing effort by some countries
to shift the responsibility for governance – focused upon the running of ICANN,
and the contractual relationship between ICANN and the US Government – from
the jurisdiction of the USA to an international body, such as the UN ITU. The
divisions that appeared between member countries over the ITU ITRs, and the
proposal to expand the ITRs, in 2013 was predominantly between the developed and
the developing world. That was a wake-up call in many respects, and since then a
great deal of energy and effort has gone into promoting the idea of a more inclusive
multistakeholder model that would enable greater engagement, both with countries
through the GAC without making ICANN a hostage to any particular constituency,
and with the broader community.
Discussants generally agreed that the
tide seems to have turned in favour of
this approach, as demonstrated at the
ITU Plenipotentiary in Busan, S.Korea
in 2014. The situation now is that, with
the proposals coming from stakeholder
groups to ICANN, a consolidate proposal
will be presented to the US Department of
Commerce’s National Telecommunication
and Information Administration (NTIA)
after further public consultation, and if
acceptable, a transition of stewardship
will take place after 30 September 2015.
The exact timing remains uncertain, but
what is certain is that while consultation
with the US Congress will be part of the
process, the NTIA has the legal authority
to accept a proposal and push ahead with
the transition if it so chooses.
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OFFICERS
David A. Gross
President
Christopher J. Wright
President-Elect
Lee G. Petro
Secretary
Julie M. Kearney
Assistant Secretary
Robert E. Branson
Treasurer
Erin L. Dozier
Assistant Treasurer
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Ann West Bobeck
Brendan T. Carr
Christine M. Crowe
Joseph M. Di Scipio
Kyle D. Dixon
Angela Kronenberg
John T. Nakahata
Melissa E. Newman
Natalie G. Roisman
Jennifer Tatel
‘Acceptable’ means there are sufficient safeguards to ensure full accountability of
the running of Internet affairs by ICANN to avoid ‘capture’ by any third party. There
are a series of highly sensitive issues that will be enduring, and possibly growing in
significance, ranging from the issuing of Top Level Domain Names to dispute resolution
procedures over names, usage rights and IPRs, to the adoption and implementation
of future standards, etc.
The important outcome is that governance remains transparent and inclusive, and the
technical and administrative requirements necessary to keep the Internet functioning
efficiently, available and free to use are in no way compromised.
Issues of freedom, access and usage, content issues and censorship, cyber security issues
and many others may well remain sources of debate and dissension as autonomous
nation states claim the right to govern as they decide fit within their own borders.
There may be international treaties and agreements whereby states agree to give up
some of that autonomy in favour of internationally recognized standards and practices,
but that remains to be seen. In some regions of the world these issues have rarely
been addressed, but that is also likely to change as the Internet becomes ever more a
central part of every digital economy and society.
We would like to thank Olswang for their hospitality and drinks. It was a successful
event with a good turnout in the midst of the week of ICANN 52 meetings.
FCBA NEWS
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
BAR ASSOCIATION
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R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S
David A. Konuch
LaVonda N. Reed
D E L E G AT E T O T H E
AMERICAN BAR
A S S O C I AT I O N
M. Anne Swanson
YOUNG LAWYERS
R E P R E S E N TAT I V E
Justin L. Faulb
F C B A S TA F F
Kerry Loughney ([email protected])
Executive Director
Starsha Valentine ([email protected])
Director, Programs and Special Projects
Wendy Jo Parish ([email protected])
Bookkeeper
Editor – Kerry Loughney
Photographer – Mark Van Bergh
www.markvanbergh.com
MARCH 2015
Nominations
Committee Presents
FY2016 Slate of
Candidates
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Kathleen A. Kirby
(Three to be elected for three-year terms)
Wiley Rein LLP
Daniel K. Alvarez
Adam D. Krinsky
Federal Communications Commission
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Micah M. Caldwell
Kevin Ryan
Pursuant to Article V, Section 21
of the Association’s By-Laws, the
FCBA Nominations Committee has
nominated the persons set forth below
as candidates for the positions shown
for terms beginning July 1, 2015.
Pursuant to Article IV, Section 2 of the
By-Laws, this year the membership
will elect a President-Elect, a Secretary,
an Assistant Secretary, an Assistant
Treasurer, a Chapter Representative,
three (3) individuals to the Executive
Committee for three-year terms, three
(3) individuals to the Nominations
Committee for two year terms, and four
(4) individuals as Trustees of the FCBA
Foundation for three year terms.
ITTA
CTIA - The Wireless Association
Stacy Robinson Fuller
Deborah J. Salons
DIRECTV
Lerman Senter PLLC
Barry J. Ohlson
Davina S. Sashkin
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC
Glenn T. Reynolds
OFFICERS
Jared M. Carlson
Pursuant to the FCBA By-Laws,
current President-Elect, Christopher
J. Wright, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis
LLP, will become President on July 1,
2015 and current Assistant Treasurer,
Erin L. Dozier, National Association
of Broadcasters, will become Treasurer
on July 1, 2015. In addition, LaVonda
N. Reed, Syracuse University College
of Law, will serve a second year as a
Chapter Representative.
National Telecommunications and
Information Administration
Amy R. Wolverton
HTC America, Inc.
N O M I N AT I O N S C O M M I T T E E
(Three to be elected for two-year terms)
Ericsson, Inc.
President-Elect
Robert E. Branson
Kyle D. Dixon
Verizon
Time Warner Inc.
Secretary
Julie M. Kearney
Justin L. Faulb
National Association of Broadcasters
Consumer Electronics Association
Travis E. Litman
Assistant Secretary
Natalie G. Roisman
Federal Communications Commission
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Melissa E. Newman
CenturyLink
Assistant Treasurer
Lee G. Petro
Brita D. Strandberg
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
D E L E G AT E T O T H E
AMERICAN BAR
A S S O C I AT I O N
F C B A F O U N D AT I O N B O A R D
OF TRUSTEES
M. Anne Swanson
William E. Cook
Cooley LLP
Arnold & Porter LLP
C H A P T E R R E P R E S E N TAT I V E
TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Parul Desai
Laura Holloway Carter
Kathleen O’Brien Ham
Microsoft
T-Mobile US, Inc.
FCBA NEWS
(Four to be elected for three-year terms)
Federal Communications Commission
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Pursuant to Article V, Section 21(c) of the
FCBA By-Laws, additional nominations
of candidates for the positions listed
above may be made by Petition. The
signatures of at least twenty-five (25)
members of the FCBA must support
each candidate nominated by Petition.
Nominating Petitions must be submitted
no later than Thursday, April 2, 2015
to Kerry Loughney, FCBA Executive
Director, 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite
325, Washington, DC 20036.
Election materials and instructions
for electronic voting will be sent to all
members eligible to vote around May
1, 2015. The election results will be
announced during the FCBA Annual
Meeting at the June Luncheon.
Special thanks to members of this year’s
Nominations Committee: Joseph M.
Di Scipio (Chair); Rachael M. Bender;
Donna Epps; Paige K. Fronabarger;
Anna Gomez; Grace Koh; Thomas C.
Power; Megan Anne Stull; Peter A.
Tenhula; Richard S. Whitt; Christopher
J. Wright; and Jennifer A. Warren.
MARCH 2015
CLE Seminars
Thursday, March 12,
6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Understanding Net
Neutrality and the
Path Ahead
The FCBA Judicial Practice, Wireless
Telecommunications, and Wireline
Committees will co-sponsor a CLE on
Thursday, March 12 from 6:00 – 8:15
p.m., entitled “Understanding Net
Neutrality and the Path Ahead.” This
program will be held at Wiley Rein LLP,
1776 K Street, NW.
The debate over net neutrality turned
“Title II” into 2014’s most unlikely
household word. What will 2015 bring?
As the FCC moves toward reclassification
of broadband, we are starting to gain a
clearer picture of how the agency intends
to regulate this key sector of the economy
going forward. Our CLE will present two
panels of distinguished speakers. The first
will concentrate on the nuts and bolts of
the proposed regulations. The second will
cover the reactions of various stakeholders
in the process—has the FCC’s proposal
gone too far? Not far enough? Or has the
agency managed to hit the mark?
To register, click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the
form on page 29.
Agenda
6:00 – 6:05 p.m.
WELCOME AND
INTRODUCTIONS
6:05 – 7:05 p.m.
T H E N U T S A N D B O LT S O F
T I T L E I I R E C L A S S I F I C AT I O N
Moderator:
Brett Shumate, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Speakers:
Matt DelNero, Federal
Communications Commission
Sam Feder, Partner, Jenner & Block
LLP
FCBA NEWS
Kim Keenan, CEO, Multicultural
Media, Telecom and Internet Council
Sean Lev, Partner, Kellogg Huber,
Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC
for dealing with different regulators on
their home turf from practitioners who
have been in the trenches.
To register, click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the
form on page 29.
7:05 – 7:15 p.m.
BREAK
7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
BROADBAND
R E C L A S S I F I C AT I O N —
S TA K E H O L D E R R E A C T I O N S
Moderator:
TBD
Speakers:
Tom Navin, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Pantelis Michalopoulis, Partner,
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Scott Bergmann, Vice President,
Regulatory Affairs, CTIA
Jodie Griffin, Senior Staff Attorney,
Public Knowledge
Russ Hanser, Partner, Wilkinson Barker
Knauer, LLP
Monday, March 16,
6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Who’s Watching
Whom? Overlapping
Jurisdiction in
Communications
Consumer Protection
The FCBA FCC Enforcement Committee
will sponsor a CLE on Monday, March
16 from 6:00 – 8:15 p.m., entitled
“Who’s Watching Whom? Overlapping
Jurisdiction in Communications
Consumer Protection.” This program
will be held at Drinker Biddle & Reath
LLP, 1500 K Street, NW.
Consumer protection is at the top of
regulators’ agendas, attracting the interest
of the FTC, FCC, CFPB and State Attorneys
General. This program will explore the
scope of authority of the various regulators
over consumer protection concerns
in telecommunications, where the
regulations overlap and how the agencies
interact. It will also provide practice tips
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Agenda
6:00 – 6:05 p.m.
WELCOME AND
INTRODUCTIONS
6:05 – 7:05 p.m.
MEET THE CONSUMER
P R O T E C T I O N R E G U L AT O R S
This panel will feature representatives
of the FTC, FCC, CFPB and the State
Attorney General’s Office discussing
their interest in the communications
space. What issues have attracted their
attention and how do they pursue
enforcement action where appropriate?
Under what circumstances do agencies
work together or defer to a fellow
regulator? What can communications
companies do to stay off the
enforcement radar?
Moderator:
Davina Sashkin, Member, Fletcher,
Heald & Hildreth, PLC
Speakers:
Eric Bash, Associate Bureau Chief for
Consumer Protection, Enforcement
Bureau, FCC (invited)
Neil Chilson, Attorney-Advisor to
Commissioner Ohlhausen, FTC
To-Quyen Truong, Deputy General
Counsel, Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau
Philip Ziperman, Deputy Chief for
Consumer Protection, Office of the
Maryland Attorney General (invited)
7:05 – 7:15 p.m.
BREAK
7:15 – 8:00 p.m.
REPORTS FROM THE FIELD
Experienced practitioners will share
their enforcement lessons from the
field. With the communications
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field attracting increasing regulatory
attention, what should companies be
doing to reduce their enforcement risk?
Do the agencies differ in their approach
to enforcement and what lessons can
be taken from any divergence or shared
practices? Where regulators act in
concert, how can parallel investigations
best be managed?
Moderator:
TBD
Speakers:
Mark Sweet, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Monica Desai, Partner, Squire Patton
Boggs (US) LLP
Robert Mahini, Senior Policy Counsel,
Google (invited)
Kathleen O’Brien Ham, Vice President
for Federal Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile
US, Inc.
Thursday, March 19,
6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
What You Need to
Know about Music
Licensing
The FCBA Intellectual Property and Mass
Media Committees will co-sponsor a CLE
on Thursday, March 19 from 6:00 – 8:15
p.m., entitled “What You Need to Know
about Music Licensing.” This program
will be held at a Mayer Brown LLP, 1999
K Street, NW.
Join us for an informative discussion
that will move from Music Rights 101 to
some of today’s Hot Topics, including Pre1972 sound recordings, Congressional
copyright reform, the DOJ review of
the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees,
Irving Azoff’s new PRO, and the current
Copyright Royalty Board proceeding.
An agenda and list of speakers for this
CLE will be available in the next few
weeks.
FCBA NEWS
To register, click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the
form on page 29.
Wednesday, March
25, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The 10th Annual
Privacy & Data
Security Symposium
“Big Data: Privacy
and Data Security
Issues for Media and
Communications
Companies”
The FCBA Privacy and Data Security
Committee and the ABA Forum on
Communications Law will hold the
10th Annual Privacy & Data Security
Symposium on Wednesday, March 25
from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. This CLE will be
held at Arnold & Porter LLP, 555 12th
Street, NW, Washington, DC.
The exponential growth in the collection,
storage, and analysis of massive datasets
on everything from traffic patterns
to consumer behavior has catalyzed
transformations in business practices
and government administration. But the
seemingly infinite current and potential
applications of Big Data raise difficult
legal and ethical questions – especially for
media and communications companies.
While government agencies confront the
dual problems of promulgating regulations
and protecting consumers in an “Internet
of Things” era and within the confines
of existing statutes, private entities
must navigate a sea of legal uncertainty
and patchwork regulation. Media and
telecommunications companies often
serve two constituencies, i.e., consumers
and advertisers – an arrangement that
raises unique issues regarding the
collection, use, disclosure and retention
of consumer data for Big Data analytics.
Consumers often prefer enhanced privacy
protections; advertisers prefer more open,
intensive data analysis of consumer
behaviors.
Please join the American Bar Association’s
Forum on Communications Law
and the Federal Communications Bar
Association’s Privacy and Data Security
Committee for an extended program
devoted to examining the promises and
problems associated with Big Data from
both the government’s perspective as well
as the perspective of industry, privacy
advocates, and others.
To register, click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the
form on page 29.
*Note that ABA Forum on
Communications Law members attending
in person may not register online. Please
download the form and fax, mail, or
email it.
Agenda
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
OPENING REMARKS
S. Jenell Trigg, Partner, Lerman Senter
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Charity Auction Beneficiary Application
Now Available
The Auction Committee is now accepting applications from local charities to
be considered as beneficiary of the 26th Annual FCBA Charity Auction. The
application is available at http://www.fcba.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/
Auction-Beneficiary-Application-2015.doc and should be received by the FCBA
by U.S. Mail, fax, or email no later than Friday, May 1, 2015.
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2:15 – 2:35 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen,
Federal Trade Commission
2:35 – 4:05 p.m.
SESSION I: DESIGNING AND
ENFORCING CONSUMER
PROTECTIONS IN THE AGE OF
B I G D ATA
A panel of senior officials from various
federal agencies, such as the FTC,
FCC, NTIA, White House and/or
Congress will address the government’s
concerns with the collection, use and
disclosure of aggregated personally
identifiable information about
consumers, particularly by media and
telecommunications companies.
We will also discuss whether current
laws and policies govern Big Data,
such as the FCC’s CPNI and cable
privacy rules, FTC Act Section 5,
and the White House Consumer Bill
of Rights or whether new laws and
regulations should be adopted. We will
explore the activities of each agency as
well as interagency efforts to address
the impact of Big Data on consumer
privacy.
Moderator:
S. Jenell Trigg, Partner, Lerman Senter
Speakers:
Travis LeBlanc, Chief, Enforcement
Bureau, Federal Communications
Commission
Christopher Olson, Deputy Chief,
Consumer Protection Bureau, Federal
Trade Commission
preparing for vast (and increasingly
likely) changes to federal cyber laws,
and developing defense and reaction
procedures in the event of a hack or
data breach.
Our second panel delves into issues
confronted by private actors in media
and communications – the labyrinthine
regulatory environment, the unforeseen
problems associated with Big Data
collections and applications, and
innovative steps being taken in effort
ensure safer, more secure operations.
Moderator:
John Heitmann, Chair, Communications,
Kelley Drye & Warren
4:05 – 4:25 p.m.
BREAK
4:20 – 5:50 p.m.
SESSION II: BALANCING
B I G D ATA A N A LY S I S W I T H
C O N S U M E R P R I VA C Y I N T H E
P R I VAT E S E C T O R
While government agencies grapple
with designing and implementing
privacy and security regulations
appropriate for an age of Big Data
and unprecedented interconnectivity,
private entities must confront the
challenges of navigating a patchwork
of national and subnational regulation,
2015-2016 Committee and
Chapter Co-Chairs
President-Elect Chris Wright is beginning the process of identifying FCBA
Committee and Chapter Co-Chairs for this coming year (July 1, 2015 – June
30, 2016). Please contact him ([email protected]) by Friday, April 10 if
you are interested in serving, or would like to suggest someone else who might
be interested.
DC Bar Lawyer Assistance Program
The DC Bar offers a free, confidential program for lawyers and law students who
are experiencing problems, such as addiction, mental health symptoms or stress,
which interfere with their personal or professional lives. Telephone or face-toface consultations with licensed counselors are available. The program also
provides mentors. Here is a link to a more detailed description of the counseling
opportunities that are offered: http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/bar_services/
counseling/about.cfm.
Speakers:
Debbie Matties, Vice President
of Privacy, CTIA – The Wireless
Association
Craig Goldberg, Vice President and
Chief Counsel, Privacy, Time Warner
Cable
5:50 – 6:00 p.m.
CLOSING REMARKS
John Heitmann, Chair,
Communications, Kelley Drye &
Warren
Sponsors: Ballard Spahr; Covington &
Burling; Davis Wright Tremaine; Drinker
Biddle & Reath; Jackson Walker; Hiscox;
Kelley Drye & Warren; Lerman Senter;
Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz; Sheppard
Mullin Richter & Hampton; and Vinson
& Elkins
Thursday, April 30,
6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
The Spectrum
Sharing Debate:
A Discussion of
International and
Domestic Issues
The FCBA International Telecommunications and Wireless Committees
will co-sponsor a CLE on Thursday, April
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30 from 6:00 – 8:15 p.m., entitled “The
Spectrum Sharing Debate: A Discussion
of International and Domestic Issues.”
This program will be held at a Mayer
Brown LLP, 1999 K Street, NW.
To register, click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the
form on page 29.
Volunteers Needed for Young Lawyers
Committee Law School Outreach
Program
It is time once again for the FCBA Young Lawyers Committee’s annual law school
outreach initiative. The goal of the initiative is to reach out to law students
and introduce them to the FCBA and careers in communications law through
sponsoring career panels at various law schools. We are currently looking for
volunteers to speak on panels and help organize the events.
Please contact Ali Zayas ([email protected]) and Caitlin Vogus (Caitlin.
[email protected]) if you would like to help with this outreach effort and make 2015
another successful year for the program!
Agenda
6:00 – 6:05 p.m.
WELCOME AND
INTRODUCTIONS
6:05 – 7:05 p.m.
DOMESTIC SHARING
Moderator:
Angela Giancarlo, Mayer Brown LLP
Speakers:
John Leibovitz, Federal
Communications Commission
Peter Tenhula, National
Telecommunications and Information
Administration (invited)
Charla Rath, Verizon
Dean Brenner, Qualcomm
7:05 – 7:15 p.m.
I N T E R N AT I O N A L I S S U E S I N
SHARING IN A WRC YEAR
This panel will examine the many
issues that are upcoming in the
international arena concerning
spectrum sharing, including agenda
items on making spectrum available
for terrestrial mobile and other uses
in anticipation of the 2015 World
Radiocommunication Conference.
Moderator:
Stephen Goodman, Butzel Long PC
Speakers:
Jennifer A. Manner, EchoStar
Patricia Paoletta, Harris, Wiltshire &
Grannis LLP
Alex Roythblatt, Federal
Communications Commission
Others TBD
FCBA NEWS
Annual Seminar Scholarships Available
for Government Employees and
Academics
To promote the goal of broad attendance and boost participation from public
sector employees and academics, the FCBA is offering up to 10 Annual Seminar
scholarships. Last year, the scholarship program was fully subscribed. An increase
in attendance by the public sector and academics provides a unique networking
opportunity and benefits all Annual Seminar attendees. The scholarship covers
the registration fee (approximately $200), which includes meals, entertainment,
and attendance at the seminar. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for all
other costs of attending the Seminar, including travel and lodging expenses. Up
to 10 scholarships will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants
are urged to apply early.
FCBA ANNUAL SEMINAR SCHOLARSHIPS
Information and Application Instructions:
(1) Scholarships are available to full-time government members and to full-time
academic professor members.
(2) To apply, please fax or email a completed application form along with a copy
of your ID card from your government agency or academic institution.
(3) Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The cut-off
date for applications is Friday, March 27, 2015.
(4) Scholarships may be applied only toward the registration fee for the 2015
FCBA Annual Seminar. (Individuals receiving scholarships are responsible
for all other costs of attending the seminar, including travel and lodging
expenses).
Please fax or email the application found on page 32 to:
FCBA Annual Seminar Scholarship Committee
Fax: 202-293-4317
Email: [email protected]
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MARCH 2015
COMMITTEE AND CHAPTER Events
FCC Enforcement
Event: CLE Seminar
Date/Time: Monday, March 16, 6:00 –
8:15 p.m.
Location: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 1500
K Street, NW
Topic: Who’s Watching Whom? Overlapping
Jurisdiction in Communications Consumer
Protection
For more information: See page 4.
To register: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the form
on page 29.
Intellectual Property Committee
Event: CLE Seminar co-sponsored by the
Mass Media Committee
Date/Time: Thursday, March 19, 6:00 –
8:15 p.m.
Location: Mayer Brown LLP, 1999 K Street,
NW
Topic: What You Need to Know about Music
Licensing
For more information: See page 5.
To register: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the form
on page 29.
International
Telecommunications Committee
Event: Brown Bag Lunch
Date/Time: Thursday, March 5, 12:15 –
1:30 p.m.
Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP, 555 13th
Street, NW (Lobby Level - Conference Room
C406)
Topic: A Globally Neutral Net: Discussion and
Comparison of International Approaches and
Global Norms for Net Neutrality
Speakers: Sheba Chacko (BT); Andrea
Glorioso (EU Delegation); Christopher
Libertelli (Netflix); Matthew Del Nero (FCC)
(invited); Erik Stallman (CDT); moderator
Praveen Goyal, Hogan Lovells US LLP
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
Event: Brown Bag Lunch
Date/Time: Thursday, April 2, 12:15 –
1:30 p.m.
Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP, 555 13th
Street, NW (Lower Level - Litigation Center –
Main Conference Room)
Topic: The new satellite technology export
rules – now that we have some experience,
how are they working?
Speakers: Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary
of Commerce for Export Administration; Sam
Black, Senior Director, Policy at SIA; Mark
Webber, Director, International Trade Policy
at Lockheed Martin; Moderator: Stephen
Goodman, Butzel Long
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
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Event: CLE Seminar co-sponsored by the
Wireless Committee
Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 6:00 –
8:15 p.m.
Location: Mayer Brown, LLP, 1999 K Street,
NW
Topic: The Spectrum Sharing Debate: A
Discussion of International and Domestic
Issues
For more information: See page 6.
To register: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the form
on page 29.
Judicial Practice Committee
Event: CLE Seminar co-sponsored by the
Wireless Telecommunications and Wireline
Committees
Date/Time: Thursday, March 12, 6:00 –
8:15 p.m.
Location: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street,
NW
Topic: Understanding Net Neutrality and the
Path Ahead
For more information: See page 4.
To register: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the form
on page 29.
Mass Media Committee
Event: Brown Bag Lunch
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 10, 12:15 –
1:30 p.m.
Location: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street,
NW, Conference Center
Topic: LMS is Here! Please join us for a
tutorial on the FCC Media Bureau’s new
Licensing and Management System (LMS),
which will eventually replace the current CDBS
system.
Speakers: Hossein Hashemzadeh, Deputy
Chief and Kevin Harding, Associate Chief,
Video Division, FCC
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
Event: CLE Seminar co-sponsored by the
Intellectual Property Committee
Date/Time: Thursday, March 19, 6:00 – 8:15
p.m.
Location: Mayer Brown LLP, 1999 K Street,
NW
Topic: What You Need to Know about Music
Licensing
For more information: See page 5.
To register: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the form
on page 29.
Mobile Payments Committee
Event: Networking reception and panel
discussion co-hosted by the Northern
California Chapter
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Date/Time: Monday, March 30, 6:00 –
8:00 p.m.
Location: Moscone Center [Room TBA], San
Francisco, CA
Topic: Mobile Payments: How they work, hot
topics, and the effect of the new net neutrality
rules
Speakers: TBA
Cost: This event is expected to be fully
sponsored, but if not, there may be a small
charge to defray food and beverage costs. Wine
and heavy hors-d’oeuvres will be served.
Sponsors: Electronic Transactions Assn. and
TBA
For more information: Contact Brooks
Harlow ([email protected]) or Jason
Oxman ([email protected]; [email protected]
electran.org)
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
Privacy and Data Security
Committee
Event: CLE Seminar presented in association
with the ABA Forum on Communications Law
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2:00 –
6:00 p.m.
Location: Arnold & Porter LLP, 555 12th
Street, NW
Topic: 10th Annual ABA/FCBA Privacy &
Data Security Symposium: Big Data: Privacy
and Data Security Issues for Media and
Communications Companies
For more information: See page 5.
To register: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the
form on page 29. *Note that ABA Forum on
Communications Law members attending
in person may not register online. Please
download the form and fax, mail, or email it.
Wireless Telecommunications
Committee
Event: CLE Seminar co-sponsored by the
Judicial Practice and Wireline Committees
Date/Time: Thursday, March 12, 6:00 –
8:15 p.m.
Location: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street,
NW
Topic: Understanding Net Neutrality and the
Path Ahead
For more information: See page 4.
To register: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the form
on page 29.
Event: Brown Bag Lunch
Date/Time: Thursday, March 19, 12:15 –
1:45 p.m.
Location: Mayer Brown LLP, 1999 K Street,
NW
Topic: Meet the Wireless Advisors
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Speakers: Renee Gregory, Louis Peraertz,
Priscilla Argeris, Brendan Carr, Erin McGrath
*Beverages and desserts will be provided.
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
Event: CLE Seminar co-sponsored by the
International Telecommunications Committee
Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 6:00 –
8:15 p.m.
Location: Mayer Brown, LLP, 1999 K Street,
NW
Topic: The Spectrum Sharing Debate: A
Discussion of International and Domestic
Issues
For more information: See page 6.
To register: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the form
on page 29.
Wireline Committee
Event: CLE Seminar co-sponsored
by the Judicial Practice and Wireless
Telecommunications Committees
Date/Time: Thursday, March 12, 6:00 –
8:15 p.m.
Location: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street,
NW
Topic: Understanding Net Neutrality and the
Path Ahead
For more information: See page 4.
To register: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events or use the form
on page 29.
Event: Brown Bag Lunch
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 –
1:30 p.m.
Location: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1919
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800
Topic: Meet the FCC’s Wireline Competition
Bureau Front Office Staff
Speakers: Julie Veach, Chief of the Wireline
Competition Bureau; Deputy Bureau Chiefs:
Carol Mattey, Lisa Gelb and Matt DelNero;
Associate Bureau Chiefs Deena Shetler and
Trent Harkrader; Chief of Staff Kirk Burgee;
Chief Data Officer Steve Rosenberg; and Legal
Advisors Mike Jacobs and Mark Walker
Moderator: Rebekah Goodheart
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
Young Lawyers Committee
Event: Happy Hour
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 –
8:00 p.m.
Location: Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G
Street, NW (Red Line: Metro Center)
More Info: Did you make a point to meet
more people this year? Have a new year’s
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resolution to be more active in the FCBA?
Has the cold weather kept you from making
that happen? Kick off March with the Young
Lawyers Committee! Come meet YLC
members, reconnect with friends, and get out
of the cold.
For questions: Contact Brenda Villanueva
([email protected]) or Rachael
Bender ([email protected]).
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
Atlanta Chapter
Event: Public Policy Luncheon
Date/Time: Friday, March 27, 12:00 –
1:30 p.m.
Location: GTRI Building at Georgia Tech,
250 14th Street, NW, Room 119, Atlanta, GA
30318
Topic: Next Generation 911: Location
Accuracy, IP Transition and PSAPs,
Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and
other 911 Related Issues
Speakers: Keynote Speaker: Brian Fontes,
CEO, NENA The 9-1-1 Association. Panelists:
Matthew Gerst, Director, External & State
Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association; Jose
Jimenez, Executive Director, External Affairs,
Cox Communications, Inc.
Moderated by: Kennard B. Woods, Senior
Counsel, Friend Hudak Harris
Sponsors: The FCBA Atlanta Chapter, The
Center for Advanced Communications Policy
at Georgia Tech, and Cox Communications,
Inc.
*Complimentary boxed lunches and beverages
will be provided. Sandwich selections will be
comprised of the following: Ham and Swiss,
Turkey and Swiss, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad or
Vegetarian.
RSVP by March 25 to: [email protected]
gatech.edu or 404-385-4612 with reservation
confirmation and sandwich selection.
Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Event: Happy Hour in conjunction with the
Public Utility section of the Pennsylvania Bar
Association
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26, 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Federal Taphouse, 234 North
2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
New York Chapter
Event: Moderated Panel Discussion
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 18, 5:30 –
7:30 p.m.
Location: New York Law School, 185 West
Broadway (corner of Leonard Street), New
York, New York
Topic: Communications and Utility Networks
- Reliability and Emergency Preparedness (a
discussion on security and reliability issues
associated with communications and utility
networks)
Speakers: David Bronston, Phillips Lytle
LLP (Moderator); Keefe Clemons, Verizon;
Patricia Longstaff, Newhouse School –
Syracuse University; Priya Shrinivasan, NYC
Department of Information Technology &
Telecommunications (invited); and Randy
Crissman, New York Power Authority
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
Northern California Chapter
Event: Networking reception and panel
discussion co-hosted by the Mobile Payments
Committee
Date/Time: Monday, March 30, 6:00 –
8:00 p.m.
Location: Moscone Center [Room TBA], San
Francisco, CA
Topic: Mobile Payments: How they work, hot
topics, and the effect of the new net neutrality
rules
Speakers: TBA
Cost: This event is expected to be fully
sponsored, but if not, there may be a small
charge to defray food and beverage costs. Wine
and heavy hors-d’oeuvres will be served.
Sponsors: Electronic Transactions Assn. and
TBA
For more information: Contact Brooks
Harlow ([email protected]) or Jason
Oxman ([email protected]; [email protected]
electran.org)
To RSVP: Click here or go to the FCBA
Website – Calendar of Events.
Committee and Chapter Sign-Up
If you would like to sign up for or update the committee(s)/chapter(s) you are
on, fill out the form on page 33 of this newsletter or download it at http://www.
fcba.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/FY15-Committee-Form.doc and send it
back to the FCBA, 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20036, fax:
202-293-4317, or email: [email protected]
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ANNUAL SEMINAR
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The social side of the seminar will begin
with a reception Friday evening followed by
our traditional family BBQ dinner poolside,
overlooking the resort and the Choptank
River. Following dinner, attendees will
once again have an opportunity to compete
for unique prizes at the always popular
Bingo Party. Later in the evening the FCBA’s
Club Karaoke will provide the opportunity
for one and all to showcase their singing
talents for their colleagues, families and
friends. Saturday activities will open with
our breakfast buffet. Saturday afternoon
will feature the annual FCBA golf and
tennis tournaments, in addition to a bus
tour “The Underground Railroad Journey.”
Sunday morning the seminar closes with
a breakfast buffet.
The River Marsh Golf Club
M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N O N T H E
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
J O U R N E Y T O U R : The FCBA has
arranged a Saturday afternoon activity.
Go back in time and discover what life
was like for Harriet Tubman, the local
conductor on the Underground Railroad,
her faith, family and the fury of a life
well lived by a National icon. Born and
raised in Dorchester County and returning
many times to escort her family and others
to freedom, you will walk through that
era with “Story Teller” Susan Meredith,
lifelong Dorchester County resident and
owner, along with her husband Jay, of the
Bucktown Village Store, site of Harriet’s
first known act of defiance. Stops on
this tour will include the Harriet Tubman
Museum, Stewart’s Canal, the Stanley
Institute and the Bucktown Village Store.
The cost of the tour is $35.00 per
adult and $17.50 for kids 10 years old
and under. Board the bus at the Hyatt
Chesapeake lobby and embark on a
journey of education and entertainment.
Buses will have bottled water and snacks
for your comfort and also a Blackwater
Event hostess to serve your group. Tours
are approximately three hours. Sign up
early ~ there is limited capacity!
Reservations for the Spa and Camp
Hyatt should be made as far in advance
as possible, as should requests for
babysitting services. You will also find
indoor and outdoor pools and spas, a fire
pit for evening smores, a volleyball court,
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Water sports
Frisbee golf, and nature trails where you
might see the resident Bald Eagle. Golfers
may want to arrive early enough on Friday
morning to enjoy a round of golf on the
River Marsh course. You will not lack
for leisure activities to enjoy at the resort.
The resort boasts the following attractions
and activities:
■■ The Stillwater Spa
■■ The River Marsh Golf Club
■■ Camp Hyatt at the Pirate’s Cove,
offering a fun-filled activities program
for kids
■■ The Blue Heron Rookery, the resort’s
18 acre wildlife preserve
■■ Water sports including sailing,
kayaking and paddleboats
■■ Indoor and outdoor pools, including
the activities pool with waterslide, a
children’s pool and the Infinity pool
Room Reservation
Information
Hotel reservations for the seminar
are made online by going to https://
resweb.passkey.com/go/FCBA2015.
The FCBA special group rate of
$245 is available through Tuesday,
April 14th. After this date, the
special group rate will no longer
be available and it is likely that the
room rate will increase. Rooms for
government employees are available
at per diem rates. Contact Kerry
Loughney ([email protected]) for a
government room rate reservation
form and instructions. The resort
offers a variety of room type choices,
including pet friendly rooms.
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MARCH 2015
Special Thanks
to our Annual
Seminar Sponsors!
*(as of 2-28-15)
GOLD
AT&T Services, Inc.
CenturyLink
Comcast/NBCUniversal
Covington & Burling LLP
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
National Association of
Broadcasters
Verizon Communications
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Wiley Rein LLP
XO Communications
The Infinity Pool
S I LV E R
DIRECTV
Frontier Communications
BRONZE
Lockheed Martin Corporation
ACTIVITY SPONSORS
Friday Evening Reception
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Outdoor Pool
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Poolside movies and s’mores at the
Grand Fireplace
Or a short drive from the hotel:
■■ Go antiquing in nearby Cambridge,
Easton or St. Michael’s.
■■ Explore museums and landmarks, such
as the Brannock Maritime Museum,
James B. Richardson Maritime
Museum, Neild Museum and Herb
Garden, Harriet Tubman Museum,
the Dorchester Arts Center or the
Dorchester County Historical Society,
all within easy reach of the resort.
■■ Explore the 27,000 acres of Blackwater
National Wildlife Refuge.
Visit http://www.chesapeakebay.hyatt.
com for complete information on all
the resort has to offer, to make spa
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appointments, arrange for Camp Hyatt,
babysitting services, etc. When contacting
the resort, be sure to mention that you will
be there attending the FCBA Seminar.
Make your plans now to join your
colleagues for a great weekend at the
2015 Annual Seminar!
To register for the seminar and activities,
use the form on page 30.
For Annual Seminar sponsorship
opportunities, please see page 31 or
contact Scott Blake Harris, [email protected]
hwglaw.com.
Friday Night Karaoke
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Bingo
AT&T Services, Inc.
Saturday AM Break
Neustar, Inc.
Golf Tournament
Verizon Communications
Tennis Tournament
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Please see page 32 for information on the
government and academic scholarships
being offered.
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MARCH 2015
SPECIAL Events
Sunday,
April 12, 2015
FCBA/ABA/NAB
34th Annual
Representing Your
Local Broadcaster
“Communications
Act of 1934 &
Broadcasters – 80
Years of Evolution
and the Next
Generation”
L O C AT I O N : Encore Hotel, Las Vegas,
NV
Welcome to the 34th annual Representing
Your Local Broadcaster – Communications
Act of 1934 & Broadcasters – 80 Years of
Evolution and the Next Generation. For
our 34th year, we will take the opportunity
to look at the Communications Act after
80 years and discuss what to expect as
Congress debates a Communications
Act rewrite and update. Rapid changes
in technology and media are confronted
by a number of legacy regulations. Which
will win out? Don’t miss this must-attend
event as we discuss what broadcast
attorneys must know to navigate this
evolving environment.
■■
Sessions will tackle critical issues,
including regulatory and enforcement
challenges; key policy issues to watch in
the future, including the TV spectrum
Incentive Auction; newsgathering in
2015 and the benefits and difficulties
faced by news organizations given the
new legal and technological landscape;
and content distribution as the digital
evolution continues, including a
discussion of digital platforms and
their privacy implications.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
A lunchtime panel that will be sure
to take off, if the FAA lets it. A special
discussion on Unmanned Aircraft
Systems. Hear from key players,
including the FAA’s Chief of Staff, a
company operating under a Section
333 waiver and news organizations
about the future of unmanned aircraft
and their potential to revolutionize
media.
Suzanne Head, National Association of
Patricia Chuh, Wilkinson Barker Knauer,
LLP
Guylyn Cummins, Sheppard, Mullin,
Richter & Hampton LLP
Justin Faulb, National Association of
Broadcasters
■■
Broadcasters
Frank Jazzo, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth,
PLC
Jennifer Johnson, Covington & Burling
LLP
Kathleen Kirby, Wiley Rein LLP
Bill LeBeau, Holland & Knight LLP
Elizabeth Spainhour, Brooks, Pierce,
McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
M. Anne Swanson, Cooley LLP
S. Jenell Trigg, Lerman Senter PLLC
SPONSORS
Ballard Spahr LLP
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey
& Leonard LLP
Cooley LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC
Hiscox
Holland & Knight LLP
Jackson Walker LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Lerman Senter PLLC
Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Wiley Rein LLP
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
PROGRAM CHAIRS
Ann West Bobeck, National Association
of Broadcasters
David Bodney, Ballard Spahr LLP
Rick Kaplan, National Association of
Broadcasters
The FCLJ is Looking for Articles
The Federal Communications Law Journal (FCLJ) editorial team at The George
Washington University Law School Law is now seeking and accepting article
submissions for possible publication in the upcoming volume of the FCLJ.
Members interested in submitting articles may contact Senior Articles Editor,
Ryan Radia ([email protected]). Articles may also be submitted through
ExpressO. For general inquiries or questions about the FCLJ please contact
Editor-in-Chief, Tony Glosson ([email protected]).
Program Schedule
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
R E G I S T R AT I O N A N D
C O N T I N E N TA L B R E A K FA S T
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
W O M E N I N C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
L A W B R E A K FA S T
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
I N T R O D U C T O RY R E M A R K S
David J. Bodney, Chair, ABA Forum on
Communications Law
Rick Kaplan, General Counsel and
Executive Vice President, National
Association of Broadcasters
Joseph Di Scipio, Past President,
Federal Communications Bar
Association
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
FCC “FEUD”
What better way to start a day of
heated, yet friendly, debate than with
an FCC-themed Feud? Join us as the
Counselors and Rainmakers decide
whether to pass or play in response to
the latest enforcement topics, ranging
from indecency to caption quality,
while our panel of experts offers their
own insights as to the top answers on
the board. Even without Steve Harvey
or Richard Dawson, our survey says
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LOCAL BROADCASTER
Davina Sashkin, Fletcher, Heald &
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Hildreth, PLC, Arlington, VA
that this audience-interactive panel will
leave everyone a winner…or at least
more prepared to deal with any future
FCC inquiry.
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCHEON
Moderator:
Bill LeBeau, Holland & Knight LLP,
Washington, DC
Speakers:
Patricia M. Chuh, Wilkinson Barker
Knauer, LLP, Washington, DC
Joseph Di Scipio, Fox Television
Stations, Inc., Washington, DC
Jeffrey Gee, Enforcement Bureau,
Federal Communications Commission,
Washington, DC
Joshua N. Pila, Meredith Corporation,
Atlanta, GA
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
BREAK
11:15 – 12:15 p.m.
B R AV E N E W W O R L D :
C O M M U N I C AT I O N S P O L I C Y
ISSUES FOR 2015
Our panelists will debate and discuss
the key legal and regulatory policy
issues the broadcast industry faces in
2015 and beyond. Topics include the
FCC’s ongoing incentive spectrum
auction and repacking of spectrum,
the rewrite of the Communications
Act, the evolution of digital and hybrid
radio, the classification of over-thetop providers as MVPDs, and more.
You won’t want to miss this lively
discussion as our panelists try to
“read the tea leaves” and give their
perspective on where communications
policy is headed.
Moderator:
Mark J. Prak, Brooks, Pierce,
McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP,
Raleigh, NC
Speakers:
Jerald Fritz, ONE Media, Arlington, VA
Rebecca Hanson, Sinclair Broadcast
Group, Arlington, VA
Patrick McFadden, National
Association of Broadcasters,
Washington, DC
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1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
H E Y, Y O U , G E T O F F O F M Y
C L O U D : T H E FA A , U N M A N N E D
AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND
N E W S G AT H E R I N G
Fly over for lunch to learn about
Unmanned Aircraft Systems, their
potential to change newsgathering,
and the issues surrounding their
deployment. We’ll have representatives
from government and newsgatherers to
discuss UAS waivers, proposed rules,
and what broadcasters can expect.
Don’t miss out on this high-flying
(below 400 feet) panel discussing the
next evolution that everyone will be
buzzing about.
Moderators:
Kathleen A. Kirby, Wiley Rein LLP,
Washington, DC
M. Anne Swanson, Cooley LLP,
Washington, DC
Speakers:
Tony Carmean, Aerial MOB, LLC, San
Diego, CA
Sasha Johnson, Federal Aviation
Administration, Washington, DC
Mitch Rose, NBCUniversal,
Washington, DC
Lee Rivera Williams, CNN, Atlanta, GA
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAK
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
N E W S G AT H E R I N G A N D
REPORTING IN THE YEAR
2015
From surviving arrests, tear gas, and
angry protestors and police officers in
Ferguson, Missouri; to covering grand
jury and court proceedings in the age of
Officer Darren Wilson, Jodie Arias, and
evolving social media; to complying
with new foreign laws imposing the
“right to be forgotten” and requiring
deletion of published information; and
to the pitfalls of reporting on hacked
information from the likes of Sony
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and the Bill Cosby scandals, counsel
for media and other organizations will
address an ever-changing legal and
technological landscape that affects
how their clients gather news and
report it. The panel will explore these,
among other, thorny legal issues.
Moderator:
Guylyn Cummins, Sheppard, Mullin,
Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego,
CA
Speakers:
David J. Bodney, Ballard Spahr LLP,
Phoenix, AZ
Johnita P. Due, CNN, Atlanta, GA
Jean-Paul Jassy, Jassy Vick Carolan
LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Evan Perez, CNN, Atlanta, GA
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CONTENT DISTRIBUTION IN
T H E D I G I TA L E V O L U T I O N :
R I G H T S & P R I VA C Y
Content distribution has changed
dramatically from the advent of
terrestrial broadcast radio and
television. Clearing rights and licensing
content now include terms like “linear,”
“on-demand,” “interactive,” and
“multi-platform.” New players enter
the distribution game at a breathtaking
rate. The FCC is proposing to broaden
its MVPD definition to include internetbased distributors, and lawmakers
are focusing on these issues more
and more. How is content licensed
over current and yet to be developed
digital platforms and media, and what
rights are essential? How is consumer
personally identifiable information and
related behavioral data collected, used,
and disclosed to target and distribute
content in compliance with state and
federal privacy laws? Join our experts
and find out.
Moderator:
S. Jenell Trigg, Lerman Senter PLLC,
Washington, DC
Speakers:
Aaron Cooper, Covington & Burling
LLP, Washington, DC
Ben Ivins, National Association of
Broadcasters, Washington, DC
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LOCAL BROADCASTER
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Jimmy Nguyen, Davis Wright Tremaine
LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Amy Tenbrink, Univision, New York,
NY
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
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Program Information
Discounted program registration is
available to all ABA, FCBA and NAB
members. Registration can be completed
online: http://www.americanbar.org/
groups/communications_law.html.
All attendees of the program are
automatically registered for a
complimentary Exhibits Only pass to
the NAB Show.
H O T E L : Housing fills quickly for this
event, which again will be held on Sunday,
April 12, at the Encore Hotel, 3131 Las
Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
NAB has arranged for a limited number
of rooms at the Encore for ABA Forum
program attendees. For reservations at
the discounted NAB Show rate, you must
make your reservations through NAB’s
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TPRC43 ~ 43rd
Research Conference
on Communications,
Information and
Internet Policy
September 25-27,
2015
George Mason
University School
of Law, Arlington,
Virginia
TPRC is an annual conference on
information policy that convenes
researchers and policymakers from
academia, industry, government, and
nonprofit organizations. TPRC strives
to improve the quality of policy research
and policymaking by inspiring top
quality information, communications,
and technology policy research, and by
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TPRC is soliciting submissions for the
2015 conference. TPRC invites the
submission of abstracts for paper sessions
and posters; proposals for panels, tutorials,
and demonstrations; applications to
the Graduate Student Consortium; and
complete papers for the student paper
competition.
Contributions may be from any
disciplinary perspective reporting current
theoretical or empirical research relevant
to communication, information, and
Internet policy; the key selection criterion
is research quality. Topic areas in previous
conferences have included competition,
antitrust, and other market issues;
broadband deployment and adoption;
spectrum and wireless application
policy; media, old and new; intellectual
property, technology, and Internet law;
privacy, security, identity and trust;
governance and institutions; innovation
and entrepreneurship; and distributional
outcomes and social goals.
The submission period opens on March 1,
2015 at http://www.tprc.org. Deadlines
for completed submissions are as follows:
■■ Abstracts for paper sessions and
posters, and proposals for panels,
tutorials and demonstrations: March
31, 2015
■■ Applications to the Graduate Student
Consortium: April 18, 2015
■■ Student paper submissions: April 30.
Click here to read the complete Call for
Papers.
MARCH 2015
2015 National Telecommunications MOOT COURT
COMPETITION
The 21st Annual National
Telecommunications Moot Court
Competition held on February 6-7, 2015,
yielded five well prepared teams who
competed at the highest level of appellate
advocacy competition.
Students from the University of Colorado
Law School received top honors at the 21st
Annual National Telecommunications
Moot Court Competition. Ethan Jeans,
Cole Woodward, and Abby Harder edged
out their classmates in an intra-school
battle for the Best Overall award.
Second place went to, Daniel Kadin,
Rebecca Magenheim, and Michael Jensen
from Southwestern Law School. The team
also took home the honor of Best Brief.
Ethan Jeans from the University of
Colorado Law School was named Best
Oral Advocate.
Sponsored by the FCBA and Catholic
University, the competition featured
teams from across the country. This year’s
competition problem considered whether
authors of pre-1972 sound recordings had
exclusive rights to publically perform
their songs under the California Civil
Code.
A highlight of the competition was the
final round panel presided over by FCBA
President-Elect Christopher Wright of
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, and Matthew
Berry, Chief of Staff to FCC Commissioner
Ajit Pai.
Erik Fawcett of Catholic University
served as the Vice Chancellor for the
competition and Amy Allin of Catholic
University served as the CUA Moot
Court Association Chancellor. The FCBA
Moot Court Committee was co-chaired
by Walter Anderson of Harris, Wiltshire
& Grannis; Noah Cherry of Cinnamon
Mueller; Madeleine Findley of the Federal
Communications Commission; and Jack
Goodman of the Law Offices of Jack N.
Goodman.
Cole Woodward, University of Colorado Law
School, during oral argument
The FCBA congratulates and thanks all of
the student competitors, faculty members,
and administrators who participated in
the competition. It also expresses its
gratitude to Catholic University and the
many FCBA members who served as
judges and graded competitors’ briefs.
Nathan Egan, The George Washington
University Law School, during oral argument
Julie Swerbinsky, University of Baltimore School
of Law, during oral argument
Matt Hicks, University of Baltimore School of Law, during oral argument
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2015 National Telecommunications MOOT COURT
COMPETITION
Rebecca Magenheim, Southwestern Law School, during oral argument
Oral argument judge Ted Frank
Nathan Egan, The George Washington University Law School, during oral argument before judges Matthew Schwartz, Joycelyn Tate (middle) and
Jessica L. Campbell (bottom)
Cole Woodward and Ethan Jeans (l to r), University of Colorado Law
School, prepare to present oral argument
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Oral argument judges Matthew Schwartz, Joycelyn Tate (middle) and
Jessica L. Campbell (left)
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2015 National Telecommunications MOOT COURT
COMPETITION
Final argument teams (front row, l to r) Ethan Jeans, Abby Harder and Cole Woodward,
University of Colorado Law School, and Rebecca Magenheim, Daniel Kadin and Michael Jensen,
Southwestern Law School, with judges (back row, l to r) Matthew Berry and Christopher J. Wright
Daniel Kadin, Southwestern Law School,
during oral argument
Matt Hicks, University of Baltimore School of Law, during oral argument before judges (l to r) Adam Copeland, Ted Frank and Harisha Bastiampillai
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2015 National Telecommunications MOOT COURT
COMPETITION
Thanks to our Moot Court
FCBA Member Judges!
Harisha Bastiampillai, TATA Communications Ltd.
Matthew Berry, FCC
Alyssia J. Bryant, Keller and Heckman LLP
Jessica L. Campbell, FCC
Marjorie K. Conner
Adam Copeland, FCC
Matt DeTura, CTIA – The Wireless Association
Jessica Elder, NTIA
Lynn Hewitt Engledow, FCC
Theodore Frank, Arnold & Porter LLP
John Grimm, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
John Griffith Johnson, Jr., Telecommunications Law
Final round judges (l to r) Christopher J. Wright and Matthew Berry
with best brief team (l to r) Michael Jensen, Daniel Kadin, and Rebecca
Magenheim, Southwestern Law School
Professionals, PLLC
Dennis J. Kelly, Law Offices of Dennis J. Kelly
Jeff Kosseff, Covington & Burling LLP
Travis Litman, FCC
John T. Nakahata, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Michael W. Richards, Law Office of Michael W. Richards
LC
Jack Richards, Keller and Heckman LLP
Matthew S. Schwartz, DCI Group
Sally Smith, FCC
Michael Deuel Sullivan, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Joycelyn Tate, National Coalition on Black Civil
Participation and The Black Women’s Roundtable
Mark Van Bergh
Christopher Wright, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Best oralist Ethan Jeans, University of Colorado Law School (middle), with
final round judges (l to r) Christopher J. Wright and Matthew Berry, and
Erik Fawcett, Vice Chancellor 2015 National Telecommunications Moot
Court Competition, and Amy Allin, Chancellor CUA Law Moot Court
Association
Amy Allin, Chancellor, CUA Law Moot Court Association, offers remarks
during closing reception as Abby Harder and Cole Woodward, University
of Colorado Law School look on
Photos by Mark Van Bergh
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Winning team (middle, l to r) Abby Harder, Cole Woodward and Ethan
Jeans, University of Colorado Law School, with final round judges (l
to r) Christopher J. Wright and Matthew Berry, and Erik Fawcett, Vice
Chancellor 2015 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition,
and Amy Allin, Chancellor CUA Law Moot Court Association
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MARCH 2015
FCBA and WBA’s Fifth Annual MENTORING SUPPER
On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the Young
Lawyers Committee, in partnership with
the Communications Law Forum of the
Women’s Bar Association of the District
of Columbia, hosted its Fifth Annual
Mentoring Supper. The program featured
many prominent practitioners in the field
of communications law acting as mentors
to a diverse group of young lawyers and
law students with an interest in practicing
in this area. The event was very well
attended, with almost 110 mentors and
mentees.
The program was structured as three
series of mentoring sessions, with
attendees seated at tables for four people.
Most tables included two mentors and
two mentees. The mentors and mentees
engaged in lively discussions of careers,
professional development and advice for
success, while enjoying a delicious dinner
and dessert. Mentees were encouraged
to ask any questions of the mentors,
including those about personal mentor/
mentee relationships, career development
and opportunities for professional
growth. Mentors moved between three
tables through the evening, allowing the
mentees to meet and learn from multiple
mentors and hear different perspectives
about the varied career paths available to
communications lawyers.
The co-chairs of the FCBA’s Young
Lawyers Committee – Rachael Bender
of Mobile Future and Lindsey Tonsager of
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Covington & Burling LLP – and the three
co-chairs of the WBA’s Communications
Law Forum – Lynne Milne of the FCC,
Laura Mow of The Law Office of Laura C.
Mow, and Natalie Roisman of Wilkinson
Barker Knauer, LLP – engaged in months
of preparation for the program. These
co-chairs thank the other mentors who
volunteered their time to provide welcome
career advice to the mentees participating
in this program, including Jeremy
Berkowitz of Booz Allen Hamilton, Donna
Gregg of Catholic University’s Columbus
School of Law, Melissa Newman of
CenturyLink, Kathryn Zachem and Ryan
Wallach of Comcast Corporation, Delara
Derakhshani of Consumers Union, Yaron
Dori of Covington & Burling LLP, Krista
Witanowski of CTIA – The Wireless
Association, Laura Phillips of Drinker
Biddle & Reath LLP, Diane Cornell,
Michael Janson, Lynne Milne and Alexis
Zayas of the FCC, Mary Beth Richards,
formerly of FCC and FTC, Jennifer
Schneider of Frontier Communications,
Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen
and Svetlana Gans of the FTC, Staci
Pies of Google, Scott Blake Harris and
Christopher Wright of Harris, Wiltshire
& Grannis LLP, Mark Brennan, Michele
Farquhar and Ari Fitzgerald of Hogan
Lovells US LLP, Jessica Almond of HTC
America, Karen Brinkmann of Karen
Brinkmann PLLC, Angela Giancarlo of
Mayer Brown LLP, Justin Faulb of National
Association of Broadcasters, Sherrese
Smith of Paul Hastings LLP, Celeste
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Murphy of the SEC, Mark Schneider
of Sidley Austin LLP, Margaret Tobey
of NBCUniversal, Jennifer Duane and
Angela Simpson of NTIA, Kathleen Ham
and Luisa Lancetti of T-Mobile US, Inc.,
Robert Branson of Verizon, Amb. David
Gross, Anna Gomez, Kathleen Kirby,
Kathryne Dickerson and Jessica Lyons
of Wiley Rein LLP, Rosemary Harold of
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, and Mia
Hayes and Nirali Patel of Willkie Farr &
Gallagher LLP.
The Young Lawyers Committee and the
WBA’s Communications Law Forum
thank the law firm of Covington &
Burling LLP for graciously hosting this
event. For many of the attendees, this
was their first opportunity to participate
in a program in the conference facilities at
the new offices of Covington & Burling.
The mentoring program would not have
been possible without the generous
sponsorship of CenturyLink, Inc.,
Comcast Corporation, Consumer
Electronics Association, Covington
& Burling LLP, CTIA – The Wireless
Association,® DIRECTV, Drinker Biddle
& Reath LLP, Eckert Seamans Cherin &
Mellot, LLC, Frontier Communications
Corporation, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis
LLP, Hogan Lovells US LLP, National
Association of Broadcasters, T-Mobile
US, Inc., Wiley Rein LLP, Wilkinson
Barker Knauer, LLP, and Willkie Farr &
Gallagher LLP.
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FCBA and WBA’s Fifth Annual MENTORING SUPPER
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FCBA and WBA’s Fifth Annual MENTORING SUPPER
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FCBA and WBA’s Fifth Annual MENTORING SUPPER
Photos by Mark Van Bergh
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FOUNDATION News
FCBA Foundation
College Scholarship
Program – Call for
Volunteers!
It’s that time of year again! The FCBA
Foundation’s College Scholarship
Committee is seeking volunteers to help
out with written application evaluations
and in-person interviews as part of the
2015 College Scholarship Program
selection process.
Through the College Scholarship
Program, the FCBA Foundation provides
financial assistance and laptop computers
to assist DC high school students in
attending college. Over the past 22 years,
the Foundation has helped nearly 180
students from District of Columbia public
schools to attend college. In 2014, the
Foundation awarded $244,000 in total
scholarship funding to 20 graduating
seniors carefully selected from a pool of
applicants representing 10 DC public high
schools. Scholarship amounts typically
range from $10,000 to $20,000, payable
over four years, but may be higher or
lower depending on funding availability.
Scholarships will be awarded to graduating
high school seniors who demonstrate
through their applications and
personal interviews that their academic
achievements, school attendance records,
and service to school and community
show their potential to succeed in college
and make positive contributions to
their communities. Additional credit is
provided to those applicants that have
demonstrated an interest in Science,
Technology, Engineering, or Math
(STEM), law, or journalism.
Beginning in early March, we will make
available to each volunteer reviewer groups
of five applications, plus detailed reviewing
and grading instructions. Reviews will be
“due” by Friday, March 27.
We then will invite the most promising
candidates back for personal interviews
to be held at CTIA – The Wireless
Association between April 21-24, and
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we will need additional volunteers for this
process. Scholarships will be announced
in conjunction with the FCBA June
luncheon.
If you would like to volunteer, please
email Micah Caldwell at [email protected]
itta.us. Please indicate whether you
are interested in reviewing written
applications, participating in in-person
interviews of the candidates, or both!
Thank you for your consideration,
Micah Caldwell, Mia Hayes, and Krista
Witanowski
FCBA Foundation College Scholarship
Committee Co-Chairs
FCBA Foundation
Now Accepting
Applications for
Funding of Unpaid
CommunicationsRelated Legal
Internships
For the 22nd consecutive year, the
Federal Communications Bar Association
Foundation will award stipends to law
students from its Chairman Robert E.
Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund.
The program provides stipends of up
to $5,000 to outstanding law students
employed as unpaid summer interns in
positions with the FCC and other Federal,
state, and local government agencies with
a connection to the communications
industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable
television, telephony, satellite, wireless,
and information technology).
In addition, the Foundation will select one
outstanding intern among those chosen
to receive an additional stipend for the
summer—the “Max Paglin Award.” Mr.
Paglin was the former General Counsel
and Executive Director of the FCC,
and the founder of the Golden Jubilee
Commission on Telecommunications,
which compiled a definitive legislative
history of the Communications Act.
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REQUIREMENTS
Applicants will be selected on the basis
of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the
communications field, (2) having secured
or having pending, an unpaid summer
position (internship) for at least eight
weeks with a Federal, state or local
government agency with a significant
connection to the communications
industry, (3) dependence on financial
assistance in order to accept the unpaid
internship in a government agency or
entity involved in communications;
and, (4) community activities. To the
extent a recipient receives unanticipated
funding for the unpaid internship, the
FCBA Foundation’s general policy is to
reduce its scholarship awards by any
amount that a recipient’s total funding
(including all sources) for the internship
would otherwise exceed $7,000.
Applications for Funding of Unpaid
Communications-Related Legal
Internships should be submitted online at:
https://fcbafoundation.
starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/
default.aspx. Applicants may be asked
to interview with members of the
Foundation Board; interviews may be
conducted by telephone. Applications are
due no later than April 1, 2015 and the
winners will be notified by May 15, 2015.
FCBA Foundation
Now Accepting
Applications for Law
School Scholarships
The FCBA Foundation Law School
Scholarship application window is
now open and available to law students
entering their second and third years of
study in the fall of 2015. Law students
must be attending an accredited law
school in the United States. Onetime competitive awards are available
ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 and are
based on the applicant’s financial need,
demonstration of merit, and interest in
communications law practice.
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Applicant Selection: This is both a merit
and needs-based scholarship. Applicants
must demonstrate strength of character,
superior academic achievement, and a
strong interest in pursuing a career in
communications law. Applicants will be
selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated
interest in the communications law field;
(2) dependence on financial assistance in
order to attend law school; and (3) their
law school record.
Applications for the FCBA Law School
Scholarship funding should be submitted
online at: https://fcbafoundation.
starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/
default.aspx. Applicants may be asked
to interview with members of the
Foundation Board; interviews may be
conducted by telephone. Applications are
due no later than April 1, 2015 and the
winners will be notified by May 15, 2015.
Save the Date –
19th Annual FCBA
Foundation Golf
Tournament to be
held Tuesday,
June 2nd
Returning to
Westfields!
On Tuesday, June 2nd, we will return to
Westfields Golf Club – a course that has
become a fast favorite of participants,
with remarkably beautiful and pristine
track especially for a course so close to
downtown DC. Westfields Golf Club,
just off Route 66 in Centerville, VA, is a
Fred Couples designed course and one
of best in the area -- while still being fun
and accessible for the high-handicappers
among us. Westfields is also considered
one of the best places in the area to hold
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a golf outing, combining a great course
with terrific hospitality.
Additionally, we will be repeating last
year’s well received change by holding the
Tourney on Tuesday afternoon in order to
allow our workaholic friends to get in a
few hours at the office (or plenty of time
to warm up on the range). Shotgun start
will be at 1:00 p.m. followed by a delicious
post-round Buffet BBQ Dinner.
14th and U Streets. On-street parking
is available. Volunteers are asked to
bring food if possible, (e.g., cold cuts,
bread, peanut butter, jelly, vegetables and
potatoes) because the center often runs
out of donated food. Any food donated
by volunteers might not be used the same
day you volunteer; any food donations
will be used at the discretion of Martha’s
Table staff.
As always, all of the proceeds from the
Tournament go straight to the FCBA
Foundation to support its wonderful
programs, including the Scholarship
programs and the Summer Legal
Internship program. Over the years, the
Tournament has raised nearly $400,000
for the FCBA Foundation charities, all
under the auspices of getting together
with your colleagues for an enjoyable
day of golf! Our goal and motto: “What
a great concept: Do good and have fun at
the same time!” We hope you can join
us this year!
Please mark your calendars, bring your
friends and children (they must be at
least nine years old), and participate in
this great volunteer effort. If you have
question or need more information, please
contact Howard Weiss at 703-812-0471,
[email protected]
Registration details will be available in the
April newsletter. In the meantime, the
Golf Committee always welcomes prize
donations or those interested in helping
out! Contact Lee G. Petro at [email protected]
dbr.com if you want to help!
Volunteer at
Martha’s Table on
March 29
On Sunday, March 29 from 10:00 a.m. –
1:00 p.m., the FCBA will be preparing and
distributing food at the FCBA Foundation’s
partner charity, Martha’s Table. The FCBA
has been meeting monthly to volunteer at
Martha’s Table for many years. Martha’s
Table feeds hundreds of homeless adults
and children on the streets of Washington
daily, through its mobile soup kitchen.
Martha’s Table is located in a yellow
building at 2114 Fourteenth Street, NW,
in the District, near the intersection of
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The FCBA volunteers on the last Sunday
of every month, so mark your calendars
now!
In order to volunteer, go to http://fcba.
marthastable.volunteerhub.com/. Please
also notify Howard Weiss, [email protected]
com.
Volunteer Cancellation Policy: Our ability
to serve the community is based on the
hard work of our volunteers and many
supporters.
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■■
If you schedule and DO NOT show up
for your shift, we CAN NOT serve the
community to the best of our ability.
24 hour canceling or rescheduling
notice is required. In the event
that you are unable to come in for
your volunteer shift please contact
the Volunteer Program Assistant so
that Martha’s Table can make other
arrangements.
Because we depend so heavily on
volunteers, we need to make sure
we recruit RELIABLE volunteers. If
you do not provide us with 24 hours’
notice, we will have to reconsider
whether we can reschedule for a future
volunteer date(s).
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Get to Know an FCBA MEMBER
Tina Pidgeon, General Counsel,
Chief Compliance Officer,
and Senior Vice President
Governmental Affairs, GCI
By: Laura Phillips
I recently came across a cable TV publication announcing a big
“Wonder Women of Cable” event and was pleased to see among
all the illustrious women engaged in companies overseeing
matters of media law and policy being honored was Tina Pidgeon, the General Counsel,
Chief Compliance Officer, and Senior Vice President Governmental Affairs of GCI,
an integrated communications service provider. We in DC see Tina only once in a
while, as her office is in Anchorage, Alaska. I thought it was high time to interview
the FCBA’s apparent only member in Alaska. Tina’s been with GCI since 2003, first
in DC as Vice President federal regulatory affairs, with the last four and a half years
as the leader for legal and strategic initiatives across GCI.
attracted you to the field of
Q: What
communications?
timing of this question is
A: The
really interesting, as I was recently
talking with a woman partner in an
Anchorage law firm about my start in
communications in DC. My 1L summer
stint was as a legal intern at GSA. My boss
there was the absolutely fabulous Lenny
Loewentritt, the then and still Deputy
General Counsel of GSA. Lenny was a
generous mentor and had me work on a
number of things during that summer,
but the one that really stuck with me was
reviewing and participating in telecom
technology projects. That exposure to
the intersections of tech, law, and policy
pulled together interests that I had and
put me on my path. Oddly enough, the
law firm partner in Anchorage turned
out also to have started her legal career
at GSA, working with Lenny. It’s an
amazingly small world that our initial
legal career paths were shaped by the
same person!
our readers whether you were
Q: Tell
deliberate in your career progression
and how things unfolded.
back I have to say there
A: Looking
was some deliberation as well as
some unexpected interventions and sheer
chance that got me where I am today. I
graduated from University of Virginia law
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school and started as a first year at Hopkins
and Sutter after having clerked there in
my second year of law school. Near the
end of my third year, the communications
group of Hopkins and Sutter moved to
Drinker Biddle, so suddenly there was
no longer a communications practice at
my firm. Then, one Monday morning,
three of the main law firm partners flew
in from Chicago to DC and started firing
people. When it was my turn to meet
with them they said to me, we like you,
do you want to come and practice law
in Chicago? I really did not want to
practice law in Chicago, but I stayed a
while longer, and then fortunately the
former Hopkins and Sutter team asked me
to move to Drinker Biddle to work with
them. I had a number of happy years at
Drinker Biddle working on lots of great
projects. But when time approached for
partnership consideration, my stomach
started to hurt and I could not really figure
out why I was so ambivalent. Someone
at some point told me that being named
a partner in law firm is a lot like winning
a pie eating contest; that the elevation to
partner essentially means you get to eat
lots more pie. That crystalized for me
why my stomach was telling me not so
subtly that maybe more pie was not for
me. Looking around at other options, a
client, GCI, asked if I would be interested
in working in-house for them. Fast
forward and it has been 12 years I have
been with GCI.
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I really enjoyed working for GCI in DC,
as the company has a wide range of
communications interests and the work
was always changing and rewarding. I
thought I would always be in DC. And
though my boss said I would one day be
her successor, I never pictured myself
relocating to Anchorage. But then the
unimaginable happened, and she died in
a plane crash. So about four and a half
years ago, I had to make the decision
about whether I was ready and willing to
move to Anchorage and take on the role of
General Counsel to the company. Having
shied away from other opportunities in the
past, I was compelled to make the major
leap, both in geography and position.
My portfolio as the company’s GC now is
much broader than communications law
and policy; it includes human resource
matters, transactions, compliance,
litigation, not to mention overall company
strategy. Fortunately, I’ve got a great team
supporting all these efforts, as well. I very
much like what I do and the opportunities
for continued growth.
is the most challenging part
Q: What
of your current position and why?
most challenging part of being
A: The
the General Counsel of a diversified
communications company is its most
rewarding part, and that is the sheer breadth
of the work. GCI is the only provider I
can think of that is directly active in
every communications sector; facilitiesbased wireless, wireline, broadband and
broadcasting. Almost everything that
the FCC does has the potential to affect
what we are doing. Beyond traditional
communications, there are very involved
legal and policy issues around cyber security,
privacy, in managing litigation, and also
surrounding the emerging Arctic, so there
is always a new challenge. I am fortunate
to have lots of talented internal and external
business and legal support. Prioritizing
is key to getting things done, and I have
become the biggest fan of delegation. I
have found that when you give others the
opportunity to grow and learn, you can rely
upon them and accomplish so much more
than going it alone.
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Get to Know an FCBA MEMBER
Q: What are you reading now?
love to read but it tends to be in
A: Ispurts.
I have two books going now;
one is “My Beloved World” by Associate
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
I am midway through it and I am struck by
how she created opportunities for herself
by making the most of her formidable
talents and really stretching. The second
book may start to sound like a bit of a
theme; it’s “Lean In; Women, Work and
the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg.
While my tastes tend to run towards dark,
wrenching fiction, I am at about midpoint in my career, and that seems to be
causing me to reflect about what I have
learned, and how I will apply it going
forward. While every person has a unique
journey, and maps their own path, there’s
something helpful and reinforcing about
reading the challenges others confront,
and how they manage and deal with their
problems. I take from these women that
worthwhile things often do not come easy,
but that things do work out in one way
or another. That’s something to reflect
upon and remember at different points
in your life and career.
surprised or impressed
Q: What
you most about the people you’ve
worked with and why?
s the thing that should have
A: Here’
not been a surprise but it was
and I credit others who helped me to
learn it. Give people opportunity and
the room and responsibility to grow.
They will always end up impressing
you. Like probably a lot of lawyers, I’ve
experienced the feeling of wanting to
control things or feel like I should be
in control of things. But it is plain that
enlisting others in a common enterprise
means more can be accomplished more
efficiently and effectively than if you try
to singlehandedly hold tight control on
everything yourself.
This hit home for me a couple of years ago
when I participated in a group exercise at
a seminar of female executives. We were
split into small groups of between six to
eight people. Two in each group were
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randomly appointed to be their group’s
bosses; the remaining people in the groups
were workers. I was a worker. The bosses
were taken out of the room and given
instructions about a 45 minute exercise,
the object of which was to be the group
that most quickly solved a puzzle relying
solely on instructions given by the bosses
in each group to their respective workers.
Only the workers could move the puzzle
pieces about. Some bosses came back
in and got their workers involved early
in the exercise, and some of us waited
and waited for our bosses to come and
get us, which started to cause some mild
anxiety as time passed. My group was
second to last to be called by our bosses
and instructed on the ways and means of
solving our puzzle. Well, the group whose
bosses brought in the workers almost
immediately and started to collaborate
to solve their puzzle won. The group
who never finished their puzzle had
bosses who called their workers in last.
Those bosses had been so busy trying to
write down comprehensive step by step
instructions that the workers did not have
enough time to implement them within
the time allotted for the exercise. To me,
that was a very powerful demonstration
that collaboration allows you to achieve
more.
you share a perspective on
Q: Can
pitfalls to avoid or other career
advice for those who are just getting
started in the communications field?
are two things that
A: There
immediately come to mind: be brave
and welcome change. As a lawyer I have
had long term stints in my positions in
a law firm and at a company. And while
there are benefits that come from that,
I would say that I greatly admire those
with the courage, or simply felt greater
freedom, to pursue a wide variety of work
experiences on the Hill, at the FCC, in
law firms, or in-house. I would counsel
that in the communications field, great
benefits and perspective come from being
flexible to explore and recognizing there
are opportunities to grow and change
even when you are perfectly happy where
you are. Do not be fearful of embracing
change.
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something interesting about
Q: What’s
you that people are not generally
aware of that you are willing to share?
am by far the oldest, tallest person
A: Iappearing
at local piano recitals.
Over the last couple of years, my eldest
daughter started taking piano lessons. I
routinely took her and just sat listening
while the lessons took place, thinking
about how I had always wanted to learn
to play. So I took the plunge. After a bit
the teacher asked me what do you want to
play for the recital? I was not expecting
to be the only adult in a recital along
with 25 kids, including my daughter. I
confess that even in this tiny spotlight,
I get a little stage fright playing in front
of a group – probably related to my less
than exemplary practice schedule. But
I decided that participating in a piano
recital would be a good example to my
daughter to show I am proud of what I
learned and not be afraid to share it even
if I am not a virtuoso.
long have you been an FCBA
Q: How
member and what is the value of
FCBA membership?
been an FCBA member for
A: I20have
years now, basically since law
school. To me, the value of membership
is the connection with other members of
the bar that is automatic and profound.
Participation in the FCBA has to be highly
correlated with successful practice in
this area. From afar I can pick up the
newsletter and see topics of interest to
the membership at large. When I come
to DC, it’s great if there is an FCBA event
I can attend and see old friends and build
new relationships. Being the first Alaska
resident of the FCBA who has been
interviewed for this column, it makes
me think that there must be some other
potential members up here. Maybe we’ll
find critical mass for an Alaska chapter?
Interested in learning more about another
FCBA member? If there is a member
you’d like to know better, please contact
Laura Phillips at [email protected]
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L A W F I R M / C O R P O R AT E
3.15.1
Communications Regulatory Associate –
Law Firm Communications Practice Group
seeks two junior to mid-level Communications
regulatory associates with a minimum of
one year of communications regulatory
experience. Our global Communications
regulatory practice encompasses all
major industry sectors, but the successful
candidate would focus primarily on wireless,
telecommunications, cable and broadbandrelated issues. Duties to include legal research,
writing, and oral advocacy before the FCC,
NTIA, FTC, Congress, and other government
agencies and counseling clients on legal, policy,
commercial, and technology matters. D.C. bar
membership or eligibility preferred, along with
strong academic credentials, excellent research,
writing, and oral communication skills, and a
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demonstrated ability to perform effectively in
a law firm environment. Experience working
on communications-related litigation or
commercial matters is a plus. Please include
two advocacy-oriented communications
regulatory writing samples. To apply, please
complete the on-line application, attaching a
resume and law school transcript addressed
to: Suzanne Hudgens, Senior Associate
Recruitment Coordinator, Hogan Lovells
US LLP, 555 13th Street, NW, Washington,
DC 20004 or at [email protected]
hoganlovells.com. Hogan Lovells is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, marital status, genetic information
or protected Veteran status.
3.15.2
Principal Engineer – The EchoStar regulatory
team is looking to hire a Principal Engineer
II to take a leading role in the company’s
domestic and international regulatory
efforts, including licensing, participating in
regulatory proceedings, satellite coordination,
participation in international standards and
ITU meetings, among other responsibilities
including technical analysis. Responsibilities
will also include attending meetings with
domestic and international government
officials, and representing the company at
domestic and international technical and policy
meetings.
Qualification/Skills (Know of the Job)
The ideal candidate will have at a minimum,
an engineering or equivalent degree, postgraduate education is a plus, and experience in
RF engineering, and international and domestic
licensing, proceedings and participating in ITU
and other international meetings. In addition,
the ideal candidate will have good writing and
analytical skills.
Please send resume and cover letter to Jennifer
Manner at [email protected]
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GOVERNMENT / ACADEMIC
3.15.3
FCC, Office of General Counsel
(Connect2HealthFCC Task Force)
Internships – Recognizing that technology
innovations in clinical practice and care
delivery are poised to fundamentally
change the face of health care, the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) formed
the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force to bring
together the expertise of the FCC on the
critical intersection of broadband, advanced
technology, and health. The Task Force,
housed in the Office of General Counsel, is
seeking part-time (unpaid) interns to work
alongside the Task Force’s leaders and team.
The current Internship opportunity is for
summer 2015.
Responsibilities: Interns will have the
opportunity to participate in these significant
efforts and work closely with senior staff.
Selected interns will conduct research and
analyze data; prepare various documents,
including legal memoranda; participate in
external meetings; and assist with conferences,
workshops, and town halls. There may also
be opportunities to attend off site events and
technology demonstrations.
Requirements: Applicants must possess
strong academic credentials; excellent research
and writing skills; experience using social
media; and an interest in communications
law, health care issues, and public service.
Applicants must be law students or graduate
students in a relevant field and currently
enrolled at least half time.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover
letter, a writing sample, resume, and recent
transcript to Ben Bartolome, Special Counsel,
Connect2HealthFCC Task Force, at Ben.
[email protected] Applicants should
indicate on the cover letter a proposed start and
end date. Academic credit may be available
(please check with your law school or graduate
school program). Contact Mr. Bartolome
for any questions, including instructions for
alternative methods of submitting application
materials.
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March 5
International Telecommunications Committee Brown Bag Lunch
March 10
Mass Media Committee Brown Bag Lunch
March 11
Young Lawyers Committee Happy Hour
March 12
CLE Seminar: Understanding Net Neutrality and the Path Ahead presented by the Judicial Practice,
Wireless Telecommunications, and Wireline Committees
March 13
Nominations for “Excellence in Government Service” Award due
March 16
CLE Seminar: Who’s Watching Whom? Overlapping Jurisdiction in Communications Consumer
Protection presented by the FCC Enforcement Committee
March 18
Wireline Committee Brown Bag Lunch
March 18
New York Chapter Moderated Panel Discussion
March 19
CLE Seminar: What You Need to Know about Music Licensing presented by the Intellectual
Property and Mass Media Committees
March 25
CLE Seminar: The 10th Annual ABA/FCBA Privacy & Data Security Symposium presented by the
Privacy and Data Security Committee and the ABA Forum on Communications Law
March 26
Mid-Atlantic Chapter Happy Hour in conjunction with the Public Utility section of the
Pennsylvania Bar Association
March 27
Atlanta Chapter Public Policy Luncheon
March 29
Volunteer at Martha’s Table
March 30
Northern California Chapter and the Mobile Payments Committee Networking Reception and
Panel Discussion (San Francisco, CA)
April 2
International Telecommunications Committee Brown Bag Lunch
April 12
FCBA/ABA/NAB 34th Annual “Representing Your Local Broadcaster”
April 30
CLE Seminar: The Spectrum Sharing Debate: A Discussion of International and Domestic Issues
presented by the International Telecommunications and Wireless Committees
May 8-10
Annual Seminar, The Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Resort, Cambridge, MD
June 2
18th Annual FCBA Foundation Golf Tournament at Westfields Golf Club (Centreville, VA)
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