Seminar  Program

36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation


36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation

Presented by Practising Law Institute in cooperation with the Federal Communications Bar Association, this premier conference on telecommunications policy and regulation features a faculty of top practitioners, in-house counsel from telecommunications organizations, and senior officials from the FCC who will provide attendees with in-depth understanding of current issues facing the telecommunications industry today. The program will address recent trends and the critical developments in  wireless, wireline telecommunications, broadband Internet, media, spectrum, and privacy. The Institute also addresses industry trends and convergence and consolidation. For those seeking an end-of-year review of the significant telecommunications developments of 2018 while looking ahead at legal challenges in store for 2019, this is your program.

Topics Include

  • Featured Speakers: FCC Commissioners, Bureau Chiefs, and senior government officials
  • Developments in new technology, privacy, cybersecurity, spectrum, media, wireline and wireless
  • Updates from the Hill and the Executive Branch  
  • Bureau convergence on telecom issues
  • Top priorities at the FCC

Special Features

  • Featured remarks from Commissioners and other key individuals in the industry
  • Debate on a hot-button telecommunications law topic
  • Networking Luncheon

PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks
 

9:05 Consumer Protection Developments in the Telecommunications Sector
  • Recent developments on TCPA and robocalls, including litigation and FCC efforts
  • Telecom privacy and cybersecurity developments in the telecoms sector
  • FCC activity on accessibility issues

Co-Moderators: Mark W. Brennan, Laura H. Phillips



10:05 Featured Speaker Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
  • Hot topics currently pending before the Commission
  • The Commissioners’ policy priorities 
  • The FCC’s 2019 agenda

Speaker: Hon. Michael O’Rielly   

Moderator: Tiffany M. Moore

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Hot Topics from the Administration’s Perspective
  • Areas of bipartisan agreement following the 2018 mid-term elections
  • Insights into the administration’s regulatory approach towards the tech and communications sector   
  • What’s next on privacy, antitrust, and ITU reform?
  • Rethinking regulatory regimes for emerging technologies
  • What actions on the international stage (esp Trade, Immigration, Privacy) mean for the domestic TMT sector

Panelists: Kelsey Guyselman, Abigail A. Slater

Moderator: Bryan N. Tramont



11:30 What’s Up in Satellite Policy
  • An overview of the administration’s policy priorities for the space and satellite industry
  • The varying (and expanding) services enabled by satellites
  • Preparing for WRC-2019 and beyond

Speaker: Patrick Sullivan



12:00 Luncheon

12:30 Featured Speaker Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Speaker: Hon. Jessica Rosenworcel

Moderator: Michele C. Farquhar



1:15 Hot Topics and Issues in Spectrum and Wireless Telecom Policy
  • Progress on 5G wireless technologies, including service and use cases, White House efforts
  • Spectrum auctions, spectrum sharing, market-based proposals – new developments and trends
  • US WRC 19 preparation and global spectrum matters, including international spectrum allocations, 5G, IoT
  • Wireless infrastructure:  progress and challenges to small cell and 5G deployment
  • Wireless competition developments
  • Bridging the digital divide, and new challenges and opportunities for smaller carriers

Panelists: Andrew Clegg, Gerald Oberst, Grant Spellmeyer 

Co-Moderators: Mark D. Schneider, Roger C. Sherman



2:15 Hot Topics from a Capitol Hill Perspective
  • Legislative highlights of 2018  
  • A 2019 legislative preview                      

Co-Moderators: Cort Bush, Drew Fields



3:00 Networking Break

3:15 New Trends and Directions in Telehealth
  • Connect2HealthFCC task force and the intersection of broadband, technology and health
  • How broadband technology is being leveraged to improve healthcare and resulting legal challenges
  • FCC Telehealth pilot program
Speakers: René Quashie, Zach Rothstein 

3:45 Hot Topics in Media
  • Trends in program distribution across platforms
  • Media ownership policies, recent developments regarding mergers and other regulatory changes
  • Deregulation trends
  • New services over broadcast platforms
  • Next-gen broadcasting/ATSC 3.0: Are broadcasters ready?

Co-Moderators:  Sally A. Buckman, Barry Ohlson



4:45 Featured Speaker Commissioner Brendan T. Carr
  • General insights on the second year of the administration, including process and regulatory reform
  • Specific areas of interest to Commissioner Carr, and where he is playing a leading role
  • What’s ahead for 2019, and where the FCC should be focusing its efforts     

Speaker: Hon. Brendan T. Carr

Moderator: Scott D. Delacourt



5:15 Adjourn

Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

9:00 Featured Speaker David J. Redl

Speaker: David J. Redl



9:30 Hot Topics and Issues in Wireline Telecom Policy

Co-Moderators: Shawn Chang, Grace Koh



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Featured Speaker Thomas M. Johnson, Jr.
  • Q&A with the FCC’s General Counsel
  • Update on the work being done in the FCC’s Office of General Counsel

Speaker: Thomas M. Johnson, Jr.



11:15 Update on Connected Cars and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs)
  • What does the future of mobility look like – applications, services and benefits
  • DoT’s Automated Driving System (ADS) guidance
  • SELF-DRIVE and AV START Acts – what is the legislative outlook?


11:45 The Next Frontier: New Technologies in Telecommunications
  • What new technologies can we expect in the future, and what legal challenges will they bring with them?
  • The future of smartphones, AR/VR
  • AI and machine learning

Panelists: Julius Knapp

Moderator: Paul Margie 



12:30 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Scott D. Delacourt ~ Wiley Rein LLP
Michele C. Farquhar ~ Hogan Lovells US LLP
Bryan N. Tramont ~ Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Moderator(s)
Mark Brennan ~ Hogan Lovells US LLP
Sally Buckman ~ Manager, Lerman Senter PLLC
Cort Bush ~ Senior Director, NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Shawn H. Chang ~ Wiley Rein LLP
Drew Fields ~ Mercury Strategies
Grace Koh ~ DLA Piper LLP (US)
Paul Margie ~ Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Tiffany Moore ~ Vice President, Political and Industry Affairs, Consumer Technology Association
Barry Ohlson ~ Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Laura H. Phillips ~ Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Mark D. Schneider ~ Sidley Austin LLP
Roger C. Sherman ~ Jenner & Block LLP
Speaker(s)
Hon. Brendan T. Carr ~ Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Andrew Clegg ~ Spectrum Engineering Lead, Google
Kelsey Guyselman ~ Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Thomas M Johnson ~ General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission
Julius P. Knapp ~ Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission
Gerald Oberst ~ Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs & Government Strategy, SES S.A.
Hon. Michael O'Rielly ~ Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Rene Yona Quashie ~ Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Digital Health, Consumer Technology Association
David J. Redl ~ Assistant Secretary of Communications and Information, National Telecommunications & Information Administration
Hon. Jessica Rosenworcel ~ Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Zachary Rothstein ~ Associate Vice President, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Abigail Slater ~ Special Assistant to the President for Technology, Telecom, and Cyber-security Policy, National Economic Council
Grant B. Spellmeyer ~ Vice President – Federal Affairs & Public Policy, U.S. Cellular Corporation
Patrick Sullivan ~ NTIA Liaison Office of Space Commercialization, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Program Attorney(s)
Seema Lal Meehan ~ Director, Special Projects and Senior Program Attorney , Practising Law Institute
Washington, D.C. Seminar Location and Hotel Accommodations

Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C., 1919 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 483-3000. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. When calling, please mention PLI and the name of the program. 

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