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FCBA Staff Opening – Member Services Administrator/Receptionist

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) seeks to fill the full-time position of Member Services Administrator/Receptionist. Successful candidate must have experience and proven abilities in delivering high quality association member services or equivalent experience. Candidate will work closely with association members and staff and will also serve as the front office receptionist. Occasional evening hours required to support events, special projects, and activities. The position is located in Washington, DC, two blocks from Metro. Excellent benefits, including health insurance package, 401K, and Metro assistance. Starting salary $40,000. Email cover letter, resume, and salary history to fcba@fcba.org. EOE.
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FCBA Fall Reception to Meet and Greet the FCC and NTIA Bureau and Office Chiefs to be held on October 2

The FCBA is pleased to announce a reception to meet and greet the FCC and NTIA Bureau and Office Chiefs on Thursday, October 2, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The reception will be held at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Sponsorships of the event are available for $650 and $350, and include registrations to the reception.  Sponsors will receive recognition in the newsletter and acknowledgement at the event.  Individual tickets to the reception may also be purchased.
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25th Annual FCBA Charity Auction to be held on November 6

The FCBA Young Lawyers Committee and the FCBA Foundation will hold the historic 25th Annual Charity Auction on Thursday, November 6, at the Almas Temple, 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, from approximately 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  Proceeds from this year’s Auction will benefit two charitable organizations:  BUILD Metro DC (http://www.build.org/dc) and the FCBA Foundation. If you have any questions about the Charity Auction, please contact Lindsey Tonsager (202-662-5609, ltonsager@cov.com) or Kerry Loughney (202-293-4000, kerry@fcba.org).
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25th Annual Charity Auction – Call for Volunteers

The Auction Committee is seeking volunteers to help gather prize donations from local businesses for the historic 25th Annual Charity Auction.  Prize gathering is not only extremely critical to the success of the Charity Auction, but also a fun and rewarding process!  To get started, send an e-mail to FCBAAuction@gmail.com.  Please identify particular neighborhoods or businesses you would like to contact for donations, and if you have any other ideas for great prizes.  If you also would like to help out by selling raffle tickets or volunteering on the night of the Charity Auction, please let us know.  Each volunteer can make a big difference, and together, we can make this one of the best auctions yet!


FCBA 28th Annual Chairman’s Dinner on December 4

The 28th Annual FCC Chairman’s Dinner will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  Please mark your calendars now!


“Bill Me” Option for Online Transactions is No Longer Available

Effective immediately, the FCBA has discontinued the “Bill Me” option for online transactions.  This means that if you are registering for an event online, you must pay by credit card at the time of purchase.  If you are planning to pay by check, you will need to fax or email the registration form to our office in advance and then send the original form with your payment.


Order your 2014 FCBA Membership Directory

The 2014 Membership Directories will soon be available for purchase. Cost: Members $60.00; Law Student Members $35.00; Non-Members $115.00. There is a 10% discount for orders of 10 or more Directories.
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Contact Information Updates

If members have any changes to their contact information, please notify the FCBA, wendy@fcba.org. In order to keep a cohesive look to both our online and hard copy directories, we do not allow members to make any changes to their contact information themselves. Also note that we do not include prefixes or titles in any of our member listings. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Thank you.


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Calendar of Events

  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014

    Wireless Telecommunications Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Thursday, September 18, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Mayer Brown LLP, 1999 K Street, NW.

    Topic: Meet the Press. We turn the tables on the journalists that cover our beat. Find out what they really think about the issues and personalities surrounding wireless policy. Speakers: Howard Buskirk, Communications Daily; Katy Bachman, Politico; Paul Kirby, TR Daily; Amy Schatz, Code/Recode; Todd Shields, Bloomberg; and Brooks Boliek, Politico.
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  • Fri
    19
    Sep
    2014

    State and Local Practice Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Friday, September 19, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, NW, Suite 700.

    Topic: Rural Call Completion.  Hear a discussion of the implementation of the FCC’s new Rural Call Completion rules and related developments in the states. Speakers: Claude Aiken, Acting Deputy Chief, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC; Jeb Benedict, CenturyLink; Brian Benison, AT&T; and Joshua Seidemann, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
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  • Tue
    23
    Sep
    2014

    CLE Seminar: Cybersecurity in Review: Public and Private Sector Perspectives on Securing our Communications Networks

    Date/Time: Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: Arnold & Porter LLP, 555 12th Street, NW.
  • Wed
    24
    Sep
    2014

    Northern California Chapter Reception and Roundtable Discussion with Edward O'Niell

    Date/Time: Wednesday, September 24, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Location: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA.

    This program has been postponed. It is scheduled for the first day of Rosh Hashanah and so will be postponed to a date in October. The Northern California Chapter will hold a wine and cheese reception followed by a round table discussion with Edward O’Neill who has recently been named senior advisor on California Public Utilities Commission modernization and reform.  Please join us for a reception for Mr. O’Neill, including a short overview by him regarding the nature of his new role at the Commission, followed by an informal roundtable discussion of CPUC reform efforts.  CPUC practitioners are encouraged to bring reform and modernization suggestions for the roundtable discussion.

  • Tue
    30
    Sep
    2014

    CLE Seminar: Current and Upcoming Issues in Mobile Payments and Tech Expo

    Date/Time: Tuesday, September 30, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Location: The City Club, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

    Co-sponsored by the FCBA Mobile Payments Committee and the Electronic Transactions Association.
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  • Wed
    01
    Oct
    2014

    Engineering and Technical Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Wednesday, October 1, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW.

    Topic: The Technology behind the IP Transition.  The discussion will address the challenges and opportunities inherent in the transition to IP based networks from a product and service side, focusing on the transition from the perspective of what it means logistically and technically for a service provider in a particular wire center or across a network, and what it means to consumers in terms of new products and services.
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  • Thu
    02
    Oct
    2014

    New England Chapter Program and Reception

    Date/Time: Thursday, October 2, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.Location: Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Marys Street, Boston, MA 02215.

    Topic: Deregulation:  How’s it Going? - a discussion of the state of utility regulation and deregulation in New England and nationally, the effects of those initiatives on carriers, consumers, and the public interest, and predictions for the future. Speakers: Representatives of various groups affected by regulation and deregulation (including ILECs, CLECs, cable, wireless, consumer advocates and investors).
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  • Wed
    08
    Oct
    2014

    Legislative and Young Lawyers Committees Happy Hour

    Date/Time: Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Location: Johnny’s Half Shell, 400 North Capitol Street, NW, (Union Station Metro).

    Network with your fellow young lawyers and legislative practitioners. Join the Young Lawyers Committee and Legislative Committee for a happy hour at Johnny’s Half Shell, the classic Hill bar.  For more information: Contact Rachael Bender at RBender@mobilefuture.org or Marc Paul at Marc.Paul@fcclaw.com.
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  • Thu
    09
    Oct
    2014

    International Telecommunications Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Thursday, October 9, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP, 555 Thirteenth Street, NW (Lower Level - Litigation Center).

    Topic: Brown Bag Lunch with Troy Tanner, Deputy Chief, International Bureau.
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  • Thu
    30
    Oct
    2014

    Mid-Atlantic Chapter Lunch Program

    Date/Time: Thursday, October 30, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.Location: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 1 Logan Square, Suite 2000, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

    Topic: The Future of Broadband of the Broadband Marketplace. This event will be co-sponsored by Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP.  This session will consider the possibilities and public policy implications as broadband evolves.  What does the business case look like for broadband operators going forward?  How will the relationships between access and edge providers evolve?  How important are the various forms of wireless broadband? Will carrier WiFi systems or TV white spaces change the game?  Could states and municipalities serve as laboratories for innovative new models?  To go beyond the familiar regulatory debates, the discussion will include business and investment perspectives, in addition to legal questions. Speakers: Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at Wharton School of Business (Moderator); Gigi Sohn, Chairman Wheeler’s Special Counsel for External Affairs; Paul de Sa, VP and Senior Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein, former Chief of FCC OSP; Dr. Preston Marshall, Principal Wireless Architect, Google Access Services; and Paul Margie, Partner, Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP.  Lunch will be provided, but you must RSVP ahead of time.
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  • Wed
    12
    Nov
    2014

    Transactional Practice Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Wednesday, November 12, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW.

    Topic: Meet the FCC’s Chief Economist.  Join us for remarks by the FCC’s Chief Economist, Tim Brennan, followed by Q&A led by two leading practitioners, Donald Stockdale and Michael Cohen. Speakers: Tim Brennan – Chief Economist, FCC; Donald Stockdale – Bates White; and Michael Cohen – Paul Hastings
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  • Thu
    13
    Nov
    2014

    CLE Seminar: Introduction to Legislative Drafting in the House of Representatives

    Date/Time: Thursday, November 13, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: Mayer Brown LLP, 1999 K Street, NW.
  • Thu
    11
    Dec
    2014

    CLE Seminar: Internet Governance: Results of Plenipotentiary-14, and Prospects for IANA Transition and UNGA-15

    Date/Time: Thursday, December 11, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: TBD.
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