There is a lot brewing in the wireless industry as we continue to take the temperature of the new administration and technology companies’ interest in the wireless space heats up. This seminar—sponsored by CTIA, the leading organization in the U.S. for the wireless industry, and co-sponsored by Federal Communications Bar Association—addressed the full range of legal and regulatory issues for all participants in the wireless industry.
White Spaces – WiFi and Other Unregulated Solutions for Last Mile Access
A discussion of CBRS and mid-band spectrum as spectrum infrastructure for rural America; .5 GHz, CAF II auction, and other proceedings that present opportunities for unregulated wireless last-mile solutions; and unlicensed spectrum.
- Gunnar Halley, Senior Attorney, Microsoft, Moderator
- Steve Coran, Chairman, Broadband Practice Group, Lerman Senter, PLLC
- Michael Daub, Director of Technology Policy, Privacy and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft
- KC Halm, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
A continuation of the previous discussion, panel participants discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with spectrum in their respective industries.
- Scott Bergmann, VP Regulatory Affairs, CTIA, Moderator
- Jared Carlson, VP for Government Affairs and Public Policy, Ericsson
- Dave Conn, VP State Government Affairs, T-Mobile
- Howard Symons, Partner, Jenner & Block
- Ryan Terry, Director, Regulatory Licensing and Policy, Lockheed Martin
- Dave Wright, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Network Standards, Ruckus Wireless
State Policy Issues
A discussion of how businesses and municipalities are addressing consumers’ desire for more wireless data, including technology such as small cells and 5G and regulatory solutions such as state universal service funds and legislation.
- Teri Ohta, Principal Corporate Counsel, State Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile, Moderator
- Ben Aron, Director, State Regulatory & External Affairs, CTIA
- Cindy Manheim, Assistant Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T
- Representative Jeff Morris, Chair of the Technology and Economic Development Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Brian Thomas, Policy Director, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
11:45 a.m-12:15 p.m.
Update on Net Neutrality
Attorneys discuss the future of Net Neutrality under the new administration.
- Peter Karanjia, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, Moderator
- Patrick Halley, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
- Jim Lamoureux, Senior Attorney, Microsoft
Industry experts discuss how the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), AI, and drones challenge current laws and how federal and local lawmakers are addressing the challenge. Participants also discuss the intersection of wireless and IoT, and consumer interest. Lastly, the panel discusses the privacy implications of AI and IoT.
- Dan Menser, VP Legal Affairs, T-Mobile, Moderator
- Glenn Blumstein, Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property, AT&T Mobility
- Balaji Sridharan, Vice President IoT, T-Mobile USA
- Lindsey Tonsager, Partner, Covington Burling
AI & Drones
- Benjamin Glatstein, Assistant General Counsel -- Artificial Intelligence & Research, Microsoft
- Andrew Saxton, Vice President – Marketing & Strategy, Drone Complier
Infrastructure – Business and Regulatory Issues
Industry experts and state regulators debate whether local ordinances help or hinder infrastructure deployment and whether some local laws are discriminatory in nature.
- Dan Waggoner, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, Moderator
- Tom Brubaker, City Attorney, City of Kent, Washington
- Dylan Fuge, Senior Corporate Counsel - Land Use, T-Mobile
- Scott Thompson, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
Changes to the FCC’s Equipment Approval Process
A review of the recent changes of the FCC’s equipment approval process and the legal implications.
- Danielle Frappier, Chair, Communications Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine, Moderator
- Holly Evans, Senior Attorney, Microsoft
- Jamison Prime, Chief, OET Policy and Rules Division, FCC
A discussion on how the rapid advancements in technology are outpacing current privacy laws and the associated risks for businesses and clients.
- Tom Power, Senior VP & General Counsel, CTIA, Moderator
- Kraig Baker, Co-Chair, Technology, Advertising, Trademark, and Entertainment, Davis Wright Tremaine
- Chuck Cosson, Director, Legal Affairs-Privacy, T-Mobile
- David Kris, Founder, Culper Partners
Interview of a Key Industry Player
- Dan Hesse, Former Sprint and AT&T Wireless CEO