Communication Law in 2013
This LIVE webcast will analyze communications law in the digital age from a 360 degree perspective providing attendees a guide on best practices to help avoid many potential pitfalls. Our panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help you understand the impact of changes in the law and how they may affect your firm and clients. The distinguished faculty will explore the most critical issues during a live 2-hour webcast which will include a Q&A session in which the audience will be invited to ask the speakers questions live.
This live webcast is a must attend event for communications law attorneys and related industry professionals
H. Russell Frisby, Jr., Partner ,
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
Growing convergence of Communications and Energy Law:
- Smart Grid deployment
- Utility spectrum needs
- Privacy and cybersecurity developments
Katrina Blodgett, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection,
Federal Trade Commission
- Apps, handsets, and mobile media: Recent actions by the FTC
- The new COPPA rules are in effect
- Social Media and the FCRA: The Spokeo Case
Natalie G. Roisman, Partner,
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Video Content Distribution
- Content acquisition and access – retransmission consent, program access, and consumer electronics/home networking
- Regulatory treatment of mobile, IP, and over-the-top video providers
- New requirements for accessibility of video products and services by individuals with disabilities
- Impact of FCC spectrum incentive auction on broadcast TV operations
Gregory J. Dunn, Partner,
Ice Miller LLP
- The Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Revolution
- The Demise of Cable Television and the Development of Internet Streaming (The Aereo Case)
Who Should Attend:
- Communications Law Attorneys and Related Practice Areas
- All In-house Counsel
- Privacy Law Attorneys
- Media and Telecommunication Attorneys
- Other Professionals involved in Communications Law
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Partner Russell Frisby’s practice focuses on regulatory and corporate matters affecting entities in the communications, energy and technology areas. For more than 30 years, he has represented clients in a wide variety of proceedings, including litigation matters, before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Department of Energy (DOE), state utility commissions and federal courts. As part of his practice, he also has served as special telecommunications counsel to several large municipalities and has testified before several Congressional committees on various issues. Russell’s professional experience includes serving as CEO and acting chief legal officer of the Competitive Telecommunications Association, which is the largest association representing competitive facilities-based carriers, providers using unbundled network elements, global integrated communications companies, and their supplier partners.
Previously, Russell served as chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission. During his tenure, the commission was renowned for its pro-competitive policies in telecommunications, gas and electricity matters. Russell participated in a number of key decisions, including the Telecommunications Act arbitration proceedings, various rate cases and the electric industry restructuring.
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Partner Russell Frisby’s practice focuses on regulatory and corporate matters affecting entities in the communications, energy …
Katrina Ane Blodgett is a staff attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Ms. Blodgett investigates and prosecutes violations of U.S. federal laws governing the privacy and security of consumer information, as well as violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The most recently announced cases on which she worked are RockYou, Upromise, and Teletrack. In addition to case work, Ms. Blodgett has served as Counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, providing guidance and advice on advertising and financial product and service issues, and a rotation in the FTC=s Office of International Affairs, where she participated in the work of the OECD and the London Action Plan.
Before joining the Federal Trade Commission staff, Ms. Blodgett was an associate with Arnold & Porter LLC in Washington, D.C. Ms. Blodgett clerked for the Hon. Priscilla Owen at the Texas Supreme Court and the Hon. Royce C. Lamberth at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Katrina Ane Blodgett is a staff attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, at …
Practice Areas: Ms. Roisman advises clients on policy and regulatory issues related to media and telecommunications, including consumer privacy. She works with equipment manufacturers, wireless carriers, broadcasters, cable operators, online video distributors and content owners to develop and execute advocacy strategies for industry-wide rulemakings, adjudicatory and enforcement proceedings, regulatory compliance, and transactions. In addition, she advises investors and the financial community regarding acquisitions and the impact of Congressional, Executive Branch, FCC and FTC policy actions on relevant industries.
Professional Memberships: Federal Communications Bar Association Executive Committee, ABA Forum on Communications Law and Women in Communications Law, Women’s Bar Association of D.C. Working Group on Advancement and Retention of Women
Career: Worked in private practice and served as attorney-advisor in the FCC’s Media Bureau.
Personal: Adjunct faculty at George Washington University Law School and advisor to the Federal Communications Law Journal.
Practice Areas: Ms. Roisman advises clients on policy and regulatory issues related to media and telecommunications, including consumer privacy. She …
Greg Dunn has a comprehensive knowledge of the telecommunications industry from both a legal and consulting perspective. His clients include over 40 municipalities, the State of Ohio, the Georgia Municipal Association, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, developers and property owners. In Greg’s capacity as counsel for various municipalities and state agencies, he has drafted RFP’s/RFI’s for a variety of technology projects including wi-fi systems, fiber optic systems and telecommunications services.
Greg was formerly an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Columbus. Greg then became Vice President of Legal Affairs for Time Warner Cable, responsible for 26 states and over 90 cable systems. In 1987, Greg joined a company which consulted in Eastern Europe regarding cable television franchising and deployment. In 1993, he returned to the practice of law at Crabbe, Brown and James, joining Ice Miller LLP in 1998.
Greg has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Communications and Municipal Law, 2007-2012 and is Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated. He is a frequent speaker on telecommunications and technology topics.
Greg Dunn has a comprehensive knowledge of the telecommunications industry from both a legal and consulting perspective. His clients include …
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Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is one of the nation’s largest communications and technology law firms. The firm is ranked as a top tier communications law firm by Chambers USA, Legal 500, and U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. Firm practice areas include tower siting and infrastructure, as well as wireless and wireline communications, broadcast, cable and other media, privacy, broadband and IP-based services, international and satellite communications, and energy regulation.
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Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers, 40 paraprofessionals and 280 support staff members.