Seminar  Program

Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2019


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  • New York, NY


    May. 13 - 14, 2019

    9:00 AM Eastern

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    May. 13 - 14, 2019

    9:00 AM Eastern

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    May. 13 - 14, 2019

    9:00 AM Eastern

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    May. 13 - 14, 2019

    9:00 AM Eastern

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    May. 13 - 14, 2019

    9:00 AM Eastern

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Attend this renowned program and hear cutting-edge analysis of federal initiatives and FCC regulations. Plus examine the latest negotiation and regulatory trends, current case law, and latest technology forecasts. Join the country’s leading outside and in-house counsel representing cable operators, cable programmers, and online service providers — and the regulators themselves — to gain an understanding of what has transpired in broadband and cable law over the past year and of where we might be heading.

Topics Include:

• The priorities of Capitol Hill, the White House, and the FCC
• Mergers, acquisitions, and cutting the cord: what are the latest legal and regulatory developments implicated by a consolidating and changing marketplace?
• Franchising and ROW reform efforts
• Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things — what broadband and cable providers need to know
• Privacy, cybersecurity, and threats to the communications supply chain
• Distribution drama: as distributors get bigger, what legal and regulatory protections balance the scale? Which party really needs protection?
• Content piracy — the latest developments
• Net neutrality — experts discuss litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory initiatives
• Cable’s new business initiatives: MVNOs and other innovation

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field of cable and telecommunications law, state and local regulators, and executives of MVPDs, broadband providers, content providers and technology suppliers all will benefit from this informative program.


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.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

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. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Cristina Chou, Tara M. Corvo, Markham C. Erickson



9:15 Capitol Hill, The White House and the FCC
  • What are the most significant accomplishments and developments in the cable and broadband space from 2018?
  • What are the 2019 goals for the White House, Capitol Hill and FCC?
  • What issues do you expect will be part of the STELAR reauthorization?
  • What are the cable industry’s priorities for 2019?

James M. Assey, Sarah Morris 



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 The Changing Video Marketplace: What does it mean for competitors and consumers?

What effects will MVPD, broadcast, and programmer mergers have on the video marketplace?   Does the FCC need to be involved in oversight? What are the long-term effects of cord-cutting?

  • What is the proper role of regulation in today’s marketplace? Do marketplace challenges for traditional providers and the rise of online providers present challenges for policy makers?  If so, which ones?  
  • Is it time for traditional cable distributors to have more regulatory flexibility so that they can compete in this new world?  Or should unregulated providers be subject to additional oversight?   
  • Traditional MVPDs are losing subscribers.  Can the traditional MVPD “video business” survive and thrive in the face of offerings from online providers?  How can they do so?

Martha Heller, Michael D. Nilsson



11:45 AI, Drones and Internet of Things: The Machines Are Rising!

Artificial intelligence, drones, and the Internet of things are all the rage.  Hear from our panel of experts about significant developments in the communications marketplace and the relevant the legal and policy issues, including—

  • Licensed and unlicensed spectrum issues
  • Export control considerations
  • Developing regulations regarding safety, privacy, and security

Laura A. Stefani



12:45 Lunch

1:45 Franchising and Rights-of-way Reform Efforts
  • What franchising and rights-of-way reforms is the FCC considering in its rulemaking proceeding?
  • What new developments are taking place at the state and local levels?
  • What positions have the cable industry and local franchising authorities taken on these issues?
  • Should federal goals trump local rights-of-way authority?

Michelle Carey, Brian Hurley, Gail Karish, Howard J. Symons



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Video Piracy – How Can Content Be Secured And Who Is Responsible For Protecting It?
  • How do “pirate” video content ecosystems operate, and why is use of pirated content growing?
  • If the software is legal on its own, what party is responsible for the theft?
  • How has the threat of piracy affected commercial transactions?  Consumers?

Neil Fried, David  E. Green, Stephanie D. Plasse   



5:00 Adjourn

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

9:00 Privacy and Cybersecurity Update: What's Next?

Privacy and cybersecurity matters once again take center stage in the news, as well as in policy and legal disputes.  Our experts will explore the latest issues, including—

  • What policymakers, regulators, and industry are discussing
  • The boundary between FCC and FTC jurisdiction
  • What constitutes reasonable security measures under Section 5 of the FTCA
  • Considerations in transferring data to and from other countries
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Nancy Libin, Loretta Polk, Michael Vatis 



10:15 Networking Break

10:30 MVNOs: Why are Cable Operators Eyeing Wireless Again?
  • Wi-Fi and Spectrum – why do cable operators need both?
  • What are Cable MVNOs and how do they work?
  • Which party holds the regulatory obligations for an MVNO?

Peter Corea, Colleen King, Geoff Why



11:30 Ethics in FCC Practice

This panel will discuss the key ethics’ rules and best practices when appearing before the Federal Communications Commission, including rules that may be unique to the FCC.

Markham C. Erickson

(Ethics Credit)


12:30 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Cristina Chou ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Tara M. Corvo ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Markham C. Erickson ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Speaker(s)
James M. Assey ~ Executive Vice President, NCTA -The Internet & Television Association
Michelle M. Carey ~ Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Peter Corea ~ Vice President, Altice USA
Neil Fried ~ SVP, Congressional and Regulatory Policy Senior Counsel, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Planning, Motion Picture Association of America
David E. Green ~ Vice President, Public Policy & Creative Content Protection, NBCUniversal
Martha Heller ~ Chief, Policy Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Brian Hurley ~ Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, American Cable Association
Gail Karish ~ Best Best & Krieger LLP
Colleen King ~ Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Charter Communications
Nancy Libin ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Sarah Morris ~ Deputy Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Michael D. Nilsson ~ Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Stephanie D. Plasse ~ Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, A&E Television Networks
Loretta Polk ~ Vice President & Associate General Counsel, NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
Laura A. Stefani ~ Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
Howard J. Symons ~ Jenner & Block LLP
Michael A. Vatis ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Geoffrey G. Why ~ Verrill Dana, LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Seema Lal Meehan ~ Director, Special Projects and Senior Program Attorney , Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. (800) 260-4754.

New York City Hotel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.

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Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Montana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nevada:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live seminars can be used to fulfill the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. All credit categories may be earned via transitional live seminars.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars

North Dakota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Ohio:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Vermont:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC): PLI’s live seminars can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live seminars.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live seminars can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit in all Australian jurisdictions. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.

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IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE): PLI’s live seminars may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Attend this renowned program and hear cutting-edge analysis of federal initiatives and FCC regulations. Plus examine the latest negotiation and regulatory trends, current case law, and latest technology forecasts. Join the country’s leading outside and in-house counsel representing cable operators, cable programmers, and online service providers — and the regulators themselves — to gain an understanding of what has transpired in broadband and cable law over the past year and of where we might be heading.

Topics Include:

• The priorities of Capitol Hill, the White House, and the FCC
• Mergers, acquisitions, and cutting the cord: what are the latest legal and regulatory developments implicated by a consolidating and changing marketplace?
• Franchising and ROW reform efforts
• Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things — what broadband and cable providers need to know
• Privacy, cybersecurity, and threats to the communications supply chain
• Distribution drama: as distributors get bigger, what legal and regulatory protections balance the scale? Which party really needs protection?
• Content piracy — the latest developments
• Net neutrality — experts discuss litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory initiatives
• Cable’s new business initiatives: MVNOs and other innovation

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field of cable and telecommunications law, state and local regulators, and executives of MVPDs, broadband providers, content providers and technology suppliers all will benefit from this informative program.


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.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

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. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Cristina Chou, Tara M. Corvo, Markham C. Erickson



9:15 Capitol Hill, The White House and the FCC
  • What are the most significant accomplishments and developments in the cable and broadband space from 2018?
  • What are the 2019 goals for the White House, Capitol Hill and FCC?
  • What issues do you expect will be part of the STELAR reauthorization?
  • What are the cable industry’s priorities for 2019?

James M. Assey, Sarah Morris 



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 The Changing Video Marketplace: What does it mean for competitors and consumers?

What effects will MVPD, broadcast, and programmer mergers have on the video marketplace?   Does the FCC need to be involved in oversight? What are the long-term effects of cord-cutting?

  • What is the proper role of regulation in today’s marketplace? Do marketplace challenges for traditional providers and the rise of online providers present challenges for policy makers?  If so, which ones?  
  • Is it time for traditional cable distributors to have more regulatory flexibility so that they can compete in this new world?  Or should unregulated providers be subject to additional oversight?   
  • Traditional MVPDs are losing subscribers.  Can the traditional MVPD “video business” survive and thrive in the face of offerings from online providers?  How can they do so?

Martha Heller, Michael D. Nilsson



11:45 AI, Drones and Internet of Things: The Machines Are Rising!

Artificial intelligence, drones, and the Internet of things are all the rage.  Hear from our panel of experts about significant developments in the communications marketplace and the relevant the legal and policy issues, including—

  • Licensed and unlicensed spectrum issues
  • Export control considerations
  • Developing regulations regarding safety, privacy, and security

Laura A. Stefani



12:45 Lunch

1:45 Franchising and Rights-of-way Reform Efforts
  • What franchising and rights-of-way reforms is the FCC considering in its rulemaking proceeding?
  • What new developments are taking place at the state and local levels?
  • What positions have the cable industry and local franchising authorities taken on these issues?
  • Should federal goals trump local rights-of-way authority?

Michelle Carey, Brian Hurley, Gail Karish, Howard J. Symons



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Video Piracy – How Can Content Be Secured And Who Is Responsible For Protecting It?
  • How do “pirate” video content ecosystems operate, and why is use of pirated content growing?
  • If the software is legal on its own, what party is responsible for the theft?
  • How has the threat of piracy affected commercial transactions?  Consumers?

Neil Fried, David  E. Green, Stephanie D. Plasse   



5:00 Adjourn

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

9:00 Privacy and Cybersecurity Update: What's Next?

Privacy and cybersecurity matters once again take center stage in the news, as well as in policy and legal disputes.  Our experts will explore the latest issues, including—

  • What policymakers, regulators, and industry are discussing
  • The boundary between FCC and FTC jurisdiction
  • What constitutes reasonable security measures under Section 5 of the FTCA
  • Considerations in transferring data to and from other countries
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Nancy Libin, Loretta Polk, Michael Vatis 



10:15 Networking Break

10:30 MVNOs: Why are Cable Operators Eyeing Wireless Again?
  • Wi-Fi and Spectrum – why do cable operators need both?
  • What are Cable MVNOs and how do they work?
  • Which party holds the regulatory obligations for an MVNO?

Peter Corea, Colleen King, Geoff Why



11:30 Ethics in FCC Practice

This panel will discuss the key ethics’ rules and best practices when appearing before the Federal Communications Commission, including rules that may be unique to the FCC.

Markham C. Erickson

(Ethics Credit)


12:30 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Cristina Chou ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Tara M. Corvo ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Markham C. Erickson ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Speaker(s)
James M. Assey ~ Executive Vice President, NCTA -The Internet & Television Association
Michelle M. Carey ~ Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Peter Corea ~ Vice President, Altice USA
Neil Fried ~ SVP, Congressional and Regulatory Policy Senior Counsel, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Planning, Motion Picture Association of America
David E. Green ~ Vice President, Public Policy & Creative Content Protection, NBCUniversal
Martha Heller ~ Chief, Policy Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Brian Hurley ~ Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, American Cable Association
Gail Karish ~ Best Best & Krieger LLP
Colleen King ~ Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Charter Communications
Nancy Libin ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Sarah Morris ~ Deputy Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Michael D. Nilsson ~ Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Stephanie D. Plasse ~ Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, A&E Television Networks
Loretta Polk ~ Vice President & Associate General Counsel, NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
Laura A. Stefani ~ Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
Howard J. Symons ~ Jenner & Block LLP
Michael A. Vatis ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Geoffrey G. Why ~ Verrill Dana, LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Seema Lal Meehan ~ Director, Special Projects and Senior Program Attorney , Practising Law Institute
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U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

California:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period. Effective January 1, 2019, the limit of distance education per reporting period will increase from 9 to 18 credits.

Iowa:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live webcasts can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live webcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live webcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 points of distance learning programs per reporting period.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live webcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as the “Group-Internet-Based” (GIB) delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Attend this renowned program and hear cutting-edge analysis of federal initiatives and FCC regulations. Plus examine the latest negotiation and regulatory trends, current case law, and latest technology forecasts. Join the country’s leading outside and in-house counsel representing cable operators, cable programmers, and online service providers — and the regulators themselves — to gain an understanding of what has transpired in broadband and cable law over the past year and of where we might be heading.

Topics Include:

• The priorities of Capitol Hill, the White House, and the FCC
• Mergers, acquisitions, and cutting the cord: what are the latest legal and regulatory developments implicated by a consolidating and changing marketplace?
• Franchising and ROW reform efforts
• Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things — what broadband and cable providers need to know
• Privacy, cybersecurity, and threats to the communications supply chain
• Distribution drama: as distributors get bigger, what legal and regulatory protections balance the scale? Which party really needs protection?
• Content piracy — the latest developments
• Net neutrality — experts discuss litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory initiatives
• Cable’s new business initiatives: MVNOs and other innovation

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field of cable and telecommunications law, state and local regulators, and executives of MVPDs, broadband providers, content providers and technology suppliers all will benefit from this informative program.


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.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

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. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Cristina Chou, Tara M. Corvo, Markham C. Erickson



9:15 Capitol Hill, The White House and the FCC
  • What are the most significant accomplishments and developments in the cable and broadband space from 2018?
  • What are the 2019 goals for the White House, Capitol Hill and FCC?
  • What issues do you expect will be part of the STELAR reauthorization?
  • What are the cable industry’s priorities for 2019?

James M. Assey, Sarah Morris 



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 The Changing Video Marketplace: What does it mean for competitors and consumers?

What effects will MVPD, broadcast, and programmer mergers have on the video marketplace?   Does the FCC need to be involved in oversight? What are the long-term effects of cord-cutting?

  • What is the proper role of regulation in today’s marketplace? Do marketplace challenges for traditional providers and the rise of online providers present challenges for policy makers?  If so, which ones?  
  • Is it time for traditional cable distributors to have more regulatory flexibility so that they can compete in this new world?  Or should unregulated providers be subject to additional oversight?   
  • Traditional MVPDs are losing subscribers.  Can the traditional MVPD “video business” survive and thrive in the face of offerings from online providers?  How can they do so?

Martha Heller, Michael D. Nilsson



11:45 AI, Drones and Internet of Things: The Machines Are Rising!

Artificial intelligence, drones, and the Internet of things are all the rage.  Hear from our panel of experts about significant developments in the communications marketplace and the relevant the legal and policy issues, including—

  • Licensed and unlicensed spectrum issues
  • Export control considerations
  • Developing regulations regarding safety, privacy, and security

Laura A. Stefani



12:45 Lunch

1:45 Franchising and Rights-of-way Reform Efforts
  • What franchising and rights-of-way reforms is the FCC considering in its rulemaking proceeding?
  • What new developments are taking place at the state and local levels?
  • What positions have the cable industry and local franchising authorities taken on these issues?
  • Should federal goals trump local rights-of-way authority?

Michelle Carey, Brian Hurley, Gail Karish, Howard J. Symons



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Video Piracy – How Can Content Be Secured And Who Is Responsible For Protecting It?
  • How do “pirate” video content ecosystems operate, and why is use of pirated content growing?
  • If the software is legal on its own, what party is responsible for the theft?
  • How has the threat of piracy affected commercial transactions?  Consumers?

Neil Fried, David  E. Green, Stephanie D. Plasse   



5:00 Adjourn

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

9:00 Privacy and Cybersecurity Update: What's Next?

Privacy and cybersecurity matters once again take center stage in the news, as well as in policy and legal disputes.  Our experts will explore the latest issues, including—

  • What policymakers, regulators, and industry are discussing
  • The boundary between FCC and FTC jurisdiction
  • What constitutes reasonable security measures under Section 5 of the FTCA
  • Considerations in transferring data to and from other countries
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Nancy Libin, Loretta Polk, Michael Vatis 



10:15 Networking Break

10:30 MVNOs: Why are Cable Operators Eyeing Wireless Again?
  • Wi-Fi and Spectrum – why do cable operators need both?
  • What are Cable MVNOs and how do they work?
  • Which party holds the regulatory obligations for an MVNO?

Peter Corea, Colleen King, Geoff Why



11:30 Ethics in FCC Practice

This panel will discuss the key ethics’ rules and best practices when appearing before the Federal Communications Commission, including rules that may be unique to the FCC.

Markham C. Erickson

(Ethics Credit)


12:30 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Cristina Chou ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Tara M. Corvo ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Markham C. Erickson ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Speaker(s)
James M. Assey ~ Executive Vice President, NCTA -The Internet & Television Association
Michelle M. Carey ~ Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Peter Corea ~ Vice President, Altice USA
Neil Fried ~ SVP, Congressional and Regulatory Policy Senior Counsel, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Planning, Motion Picture Association of America
David E. Green ~ Vice President, Public Policy & Creative Content Protection, NBCUniversal
Martha Heller ~ Chief, Policy Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Brian Hurley ~ Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, American Cable Association
Gail Karish ~ Best Best & Krieger LLP
Colleen King ~ Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Charter Communications
Nancy Libin ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Sarah Morris ~ Deputy Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Michael D. Nilsson ~ Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Stephanie D. Plasse ~ Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, A&E Television Networks
Loretta Polk ~ Vice President & Associate General Counsel, NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
Laura A. Stefani ~ Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
Howard J. Symons ~ Jenner & Block LLP
Michael A. Vatis ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Geoffrey G. Why ~ Verrill Dana, LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Seema Lal Meehan ~ Director, Special Projects and Senior Program Attorney , Practising Law Institute
New Jersey Groupcast Location

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520. 732-249-5100.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Attend this renowned program and hear cutting-edge analysis of federal initiatives and FCC regulations. Plus examine the latest negotiation and regulatory trends, current case law, and latest technology forecasts. Join the country’s leading outside and in-house counsel representing cable operators, cable programmers, and online service providers — and the regulators themselves — to gain an understanding of what has transpired in broadband and cable law over the past year and of where we might be heading.

Topics Include:

• The priorities of Capitol Hill, the White House, and the FCC
• Mergers, acquisitions, and cutting the cord: what are the latest legal and regulatory developments implicated by a consolidating and changing marketplace?
• Franchising and ROW reform efforts
• Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things — what broadband and cable providers need to know
• Privacy, cybersecurity, and threats to the communications supply chain
• Distribution drama: as distributors get bigger, what legal and regulatory protections balance the scale? Which party really needs protection?
• Content piracy — the latest developments
• Net neutrality — experts discuss litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory initiatives
• Cable’s new business initiatives: MVNOs and other innovation

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field of cable and telecommunications law, state and local regulators, and executives of MVPDs, broadband providers, content providers and technology suppliers all will benefit from this informative program.


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.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

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. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Cristina Chou, Tara M. Corvo, Markham C. Erickson



9:15 Capitol Hill, The White House and the FCC
  • What are the most significant accomplishments and developments in the cable and broadband space from 2018?
  • What are the 2019 goals for the White House, Capitol Hill and FCC?
  • What issues do you expect will be part of the STELAR reauthorization?
  • What are the cable industry’s priorities for 2019?

James M. Assey, Sarah Morris 



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 The Changing Video Marketplace: What does it mean for competitors and consumers?

What effects will MVPD, broadcast, and programmer mergers have on the video marketplace?   Does the FCC need to be involved in oversight? What are the long-term effects of cord-cutting?

  • What is the proper role of regulation in today’s marketplace? Do marketplace challenges for traditional providers and the rise of online providers present challenges for policy makers?  If so, which ones?  
  • Is it time for traditional cable distributors to have more regulatory flexibility so that they can compete in this new world?  Or should unregulated providers be subject to additional oversight?   
  • Traditional MVPDs are losing subscribers.  Can the traditional MVPD “video business” survive and thrive in the face of offerings from online providers?  How can they do so?

Martha Heller, Michael D. Nilsson



11:45 AI, Drones and Internet of Things: The Machines Are Rising!

Artificial intelligence, drones, and the Internet of things are all the rage.  Hear from our panel of experts about significant developments in the communications marketplace and the relevant the legal and policy issues, including—

  • Licensed and unlicensed spectrum issues
  • Export control considerations
  • Developing regulations regarding safety, privacy, and security

Laura A. Stefani



12:45 Lunch

1:45 Franchising and Rights-of-way Reform Efforts
  • What franchising and rights-of-way reforms is the FCC considering in its rulemaking proceeding?
  • What new developments are taking place at the state and local levels?
  • What positions have the cable industry and local franchising authorities taken on these issues?
  • Should federal goals trump local rights-of-way authority?

Michelle Carey, Brian Hurley, Gail Karish, Howard J. Symons



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Video Piracy – How Can Content Be Secured And Who Is Responsible For Protecting It?
  • How do “pirate” video content ecosystems operate, and why is use of pirated content growing?
  • If the software is legal on its own, what party is responsible for the theft?
  • How has the threat of piracy affected commercial transactions?  Consumers?

Neil Fried, David  E. Green, Stephanie D. Plasse   



5:00 Adjourn

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

9:00 Privacy and Cybersecurity Update: What's Next?

Privacy and cybersecurity matters once again take center stage in the news, as well as in policy and legal disputes.  Our experts will explore the latest issues, including—

  • What policymakers, regulators, and industry are discussing
  • The boundary between FCC and FTC jurisdiction
  • What constitutes reasonable security measures under Section 5 of the FTCA
  • Considerations in transferring data to and from other countries
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Nancy Libin, Loretta Polk, Michael Vatis 



10:15 Networking Break

10:30 MVNOs: Why are Cable Operators Eyeing Wireless Again?
  • Wi-Fi and Spectrum – why do cable operators need both?
  • What are Cable MVNOs and how do they work?
  • Which party holds the regulatory obligations for an MVNO?

Peter Corea, Colleen King, Geoff Why



11:30 Ethics in FCC Practice

This panel will discuss the key ethics’ rules and best practices when appearing before the Federal Communications Commission, including rules that may be unique to the FCC.

Markham C. Erickson

(Ethics Credit)


12:30 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Cristina Chou ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Tara M. Corvo ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Markham C. Erickson ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Speaker(s)
James M. Assey ~ Executive Vice President, NCTA -The Internet & Television Association
Michelle M. Carey ~ Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Peter Corea ~ Vice President, Altice USA
Neil Fried ~ SVP, Congressional and Regulatory Policy Senior Counsel, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Planning, Motion Picture Association of America
David E. Green ~ Vice President, Public Policy & Creative Content Protection, NBCUniversal
Martha Heller ~ Chief, Policy Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Brian Hurley ~ Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, American Cable Association
Gail Karish ~ Best Best & Krieger LLP
Colleen King ~ Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Charter Communications
Nancy Libin ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Sarah Morris ~ Deputy Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Michael D. Nilsson ~ Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Stephanie D. Plasse ~ Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, A&E Television Networks
Loretta Polk ~ Vice President & Associate General Counsel, NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
Laura A. Stefani ~ Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
Howard J. Symons ~ Jenner & Block LLP
Michael A. Vatis ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Geoffrey G. Why ~ Verrill Dana, LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Seema Lal Meehan ~ Director, Special Projects and Senior Program Attorney , Practising Law Institute

Boston Groupcast Location

MCLE | New England, 10 Winter Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02100. (617) 350-7006.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Attend this renowned program and hear cutting-edge analysis of federal initiatives and FCC regulations. Plus examine the latest negotiation and regulatory trends, current case law, and latest technology forecasts. Join the country’s leading outside and in-house counsel representing cable operators, cable programmers, and online service providers — and the regulators themselves — to gain an understanding of what has transpired in broadband and cable law over the past year and of where we might be heading.

Topics Include:

• The priorities of Capitol Hill, the White House, and the FCC
• Mergers, acquisitions, and cutting the cord: what are the latest legal and regulatory developments implicated by a consolidating and changing marketplace?
• Franchising and ROW reform efforts
• Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things — what broadband and cable providers need to know
• Privacy, cybersecurity, and threats to the communications supply chain
• Distribution drama: as distributors get bigger, what legal and regulatory protections balance the scale? Which party really needs protection?
• Content piracy — the latest developments
• Net neutrality — experts discuss litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory initiatives
• Cable’s new business initiatives: MVNOs and other innovation

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in the field of cable and telecommunications law, state and local regulators, and executives of MVPDs, broadband providers, content providers and technology suppliers all will benefit from this informative program.


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.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

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. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

Cristina Chou, Tara M. Corvo, Markham C. Erickson



9:15 Capitol Hill, The White House and the FCC
  • What are the most significant accomplishments and developments in the cable and broadband space from 2018?
  • What are the 2019 goals for the White House, Capitol Hill and FCC?
  • What issues do you expect will be part of the STELAR reauthorization?
  • What are the cable industry’s priorities for 2019?

James M. Assey, Sarah Morris 



10:30 Networking Break

10:45 The Changing Video Marketplace: What does it mean for competitors and consumers?

What effects will MVPD, broadcast, and programmer mergers have on the video marketplace?   Does the FCC need to be involved in oversight? What are the long-term effects of cord-cutting?

  • What is the proper role of regulation in today’s marketplace? Do marketplace challenges for traditional providers and the rise of online providers present challenges for policy makers?  If so, which ones?  
  • Is it time for traditional cable distributors to have more regulatory flexibility so that they can compete in this new world?  Or should unregulated providers be subject to additional oversight?   
  • Traditional MVPDs are losing subscribers.  Can the traditional MVPD “video business” survive and thrive in the face of offerings from online providers?  How can they do so?

Martha Heller, Michael D. Nilsson



11:45 AI, Drones and Internet of Things: The Machines Are Rising!

Artificial intelligence, drones, and the Internet of things are all the rage.  Hear from our panel of experts about significant developments in the communications marketplace and the relevant the legal and policy issues, including—

  • Licensed and unlicensed spectrum issues
  • Export control considerations
  • Developing regulations regarding safety, privacy, and security

Laura A. Stefani



12:45 Lunch

1:45 Franchising and Rights-of-way Reform Efforts
  • What franchising and rights-of-way reforms is the FCC considering in its rulemaking proceeding?
  • What new developments are taking place at the state and local levels?
  • What positions have the cable industry and local franchising authorities taken on these issues?
  • Should federal goals trump local rights-of-way authority?

Michelle Carey, Brian Hurley, Gail Karish, Howard J. Symons



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Video Piracy – How Can Content Be Secured And Who Is Responsible For Protecting It?
  • How do “pirate” video content ecosystems operate, and why is use of pirated content growing?
  • If the software is legal on its own, what party is responsible for the theft?
  • How has the threat of piracy affected commercial transactions?  Consumers?

Neil Fried, David  E. Green, Stephanie D. Plasse   



5:00 Adjourn

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

9:00 Privacy and Cybersecurity Update: What's Next?

Privacy and cybersecurity matters once again take center stage in the news, as well as in policy and legal disputes.  Our experts will explore the latest issues, including—

  • What policymakers, regulators, and industry are discussing
  • The boundary between FCC and FTC jurisdiction
  • What constitutes reasonable security measures under Section 5 of the FTCA
  • Considerations in transferring data to and from other countries
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Nancy Libin, Loretta Polk, Michael Vatis 



10:15 Networking Break

10:30 MVNOs: Why are Cable Operators Eyeing Wireless Again?
  • Wi-Fi and Spectrum – why do cable operators need both?
  • What are Cable MVNOs and how do they work?
  • Which party holds the regulatory obligations for an MVNO?

Peter Corea, Colleen King, Geoff Why



11:30 Ethics in FCC Practice

This panel will discuss the key ethics’ rules and best practices when appearing before the Federal Communications Commission, including rules that may be unique to the FCC.

Markham C. Erickson

(Ethics Credit)


12:30 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Cristina Chou ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Tara M. Corvo ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Markham C. Erickson ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Speaker(s)
James M. Assey ~ Executive Vice President, NCTA -The Internet & Television Association
Michelle M. Carey ~ Chief, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Peter Corea ~ Vice President, Altice USA
Neil Fried ~ SVP, Congressional and Regulatory Policy Senior Counsel, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Planning, Motion Picture Association of America
David E. Green ~ Vice President, Public Policy & Creative Content Protection, NBCUniversal
Martha Heller ~ Chief, Policy Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Brian Hurley ~ Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, American Cable Association
Gail Karish ~ Best Best & Krieger LLP
Colleen King ~ Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Charter Communications
Nancy Libin ~ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Sarah Morris ~ Deputy Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Michael D. Nilsson ~ Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Stephanie D. Plasse ~ Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, A&E Television Networks
Loretta Polk ~ Vice President & Associate General Counsel, NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
Laura A. Stefani ~ Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
Howard J. Symons ~ Jenner & Block LLP
Michael A. Vatis ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Geoffrey G. Why ~ Verrill Dana, LLP
Program Attorney(s)
Seema Lal Meehan ~ Director, Special Projects and Senior Program Attorney , Practising Law Institute
Atlanta Groupcast Location

Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1601. (404) 521-0781.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

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