Featured Events and Important Notices
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2013 FCBA Election Voting Begins May 6
On May 6, 2013 all members eligible to vote in the election (as stipulated in Article III of the FCBA Constitution, only members in good standing of any mandatory Bar or otherwise licensed to practice law by the relevant licensing authority) will receive an email from FCBA Executive Director Stan Zenor with their user name, password, and the hotlink needed to access the election voting website. The election voting will close on June 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The election winners will be announced at the FCBA Annual Meeting on June 5th, will be listed on the FCBA website following the Annual Meeting, and will be announced in the July FCBA newsletter.
If you did not received the email with your user name and password, have problems with your user name, password, or have problems gaining access to the ballot, please call the FCBA office at 202-293-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in being a 2013-2014 Committee or Chapter Co-Chair?
President-Elect Joe Di Scipio is beginning the process of identifying FCBA Committee and Chapter Co-Chairs for this coming year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Please contact him by Friday, April 12 (email@example.com, 202-715-2350) if you are interested in serving, or would like to suggest someone else who might be interested.
17th Annual FCBA Foundation Golf Tournament to be held Tuesday, June 4
If you haven’t joined your industry friends and colleagues recently for the FCBA Foundation’s annual tournament, this is the year to get back out there for this fun event in support of the FCBA Foundation’s programs. In response to your suggestions, we have changed things up to make it easier than ever to join us for this great day of fun for a great cause. First, we have moved this year’s tournament to the beautiful and exceptionally convenient Westfields Golf Club, just off Route 66 in Centerville, VA. Second, in order to make participation even more convenient, this year’s tournament will be held in the afternoon. Shotgun start will be at 1:00 p.m. followed by a post-round awards reception. Finally, we are rolling back registration fees 10 years in order to make the tournament accessible to as many players as possible! Hopefully, we can encourage many new participants to come out for this great cause, meet new friends, and get re-acquainted with old colleagues!
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FCBA Annual Meeting and Luncheon with Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor on June 5
THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT! The FCBA will be holding a luncheon in conjunction with its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The program will include announcement of the FCBA election results, a presentation of awards, as well as recognition of scholarship and internship awardees, lunch and remarks by Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon begins at Noon. Please note that tables of 11 are available, although you cannot register online for this option; you must download the form and fax it in with attendee names.
FCBA Spring Reception to be held on June 20
The FCBA is pleased to announce that it will hold its Spring Reception on Thursday, June 20, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Microsoft Corporation, 901 K Street, NW, Washington, DC. Look for more information on registration and sponsorships in the May newsletter!
FCBA 26th Annual Chairman’s Dinner on Wednesday, December 11
The 26th Annual FCC Chairman’s Dinner will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Please mark your calendars now!
Order your 2013 FCBA Membership Directory
The 2013 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
We’d like to remind everyone that if they have any changes to their contact information that they notify the FCBA, firstname.lastname@example.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
Northern California Chapter Program and Reception6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Location: Law Firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA.
Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair Election and Planning MeetingWednesday, May 29, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
More Information: After the election, we will host the semi-annual YLC planning meeting. One YLC co-chair is elected annually to serve a two-year term. All other volunteer roles with the YLC are appointed. No proxy votes are allowed, so be sure to attend. All are welcome, but voting is limited to current YLC members. Nominations should be emailed to Brendan Carr (Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov) and Justin Faulb (Jfaulb@eckertseamans.com) no later than Thursday, May 23. Self-nominations are welcome.
Wireless Telecommunications Committee Brown Bag LunchThursday, May 30, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP, 555 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Join the Wireless Telecommunications Committee May 30 as we turn the tables on the telecommunications trade press and ask them questions for a change. Speakers: Howard Buskirk of Communications Daily; Paul Kirby of TR Daily; Brook Boliek of Politico; and Paul Barbagallo of BNA Reports. They will respond to your questions about covering the wireless telecommunications industry and explore what it means to cover a dynamic and changing regulatory environment. They will offer their views of the legacy of outgoing Chairman Genachowski and prognosticate on how an Acting Chairperson and new permanent Chair will change the Commission – and the industry.
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CLE Seminar: From Theory to Reality: Nuts and Bolts of the FCC’s Incentive AuctionThursday, May 30, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: Arnold & Porter LLP, 555 12th Street, NW, Paul Porter Room.
Midwest Chapter Lunch with Lawrence StricklingFriday, May 31, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, 333 W. Wacker Drive, 26th Floor, Chicago, IL.
Join the Midwest Chapter for a discussion of current NTIA initiatives, including FirstNet, NTIA’s 500MHz/Commercial Spectrum initiative, the Broadband Technology Opportunity Initiative, and internet policy generally. Speaker: Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information & Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
RSVP to: Lisa Washburn (email@example.com) or Carmen Bye (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New York Chapter Panel and Networking Session5:00 – 7:30 p.m.Location: One Park Avenue (Between 32nd and 33rd), New York, NY.
Topic: Federal Communications Commission Incentive Auction Proceeding. Speakers: J. Armand Musey, CFA, Summit Ridge Group LLC; Christopher Wieczorek, Sr. Corporate Counsel, T-Mobile US; Charles Bell, Programs Director, Consumers Union; Jonathan Cohen, Partner Wilkinson, Barker & Knauer; and David Donovan, President and Executive Director of the NY State Broadcasters Assoc.
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Intellectual Property/Video Programming and Distribution Committees Brown Bag Lunch12:15 – 1:45 p.m.Location: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW.
Summer Kick-Off Happy Hour & Welcome to Interns6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Location: Iron Horse Tap Room, 507 7th Street, NW.
The Young Lawyers Committee will be hosting a happy hour at Iron Horse Tap Room to kick off the summer and welcome interns and summer associates to DC. All are welcome, so come out and encourage your friends, colleagues, interns, and summer associates to join you and meet other members of the FCBA. Drafts are $2 off, rail drinks are $5, and wine is on special for $5. Directions: Iron Horse is located one block from Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow), two blocks from Navy-Archives (Yellow and Green) metro stations, and four blocks from Metro Center (Orange and Blue). Iron Horse is located on the same block as the National Museum of Crime and Punishment on 7th Street between E and F Streets, NW. RSVP to: Jessica Elder (email@example.com) or Justin Faulb (Jfaulb@eckertseamans.com).
CLE Seminar: Solicitor General Don Verrilli (Invited) and the FCC Year in ReviewWednesday, June 19, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: TBD.