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Nominations Committee Presents FY2015 Slate of Candidates

Pursuant to Article V, Section 21 of the Association’s By-Laws, the FCBA Nominations Committee has nominated the persons set forth below as candidates for the positions shown for terms beginning July 1, 2014.  Pursuant to Article IV, Section 2 of the By-Laws, this year the membership will elect a President-Elect, a Secretary, an Assistant Secretary, an Assistant Treasurer, a Chapter Representative, three (3) individuals to the Executive Committee for three-year terms, three (3) individuals to the Nominations Committee for two year terms, and four (4) individuals as Trustees of the FCBA Foundation for three year terms.
Click here to view the FY2015 Slate of Candidates


2014 FCBA Annual Seminar to be held at The Omni Homestead Resort on May 16 – 18

The 2014 Annual Seminar will be at The Omni Homestead Resort, May 16-18 in Hot Springs, Virginia.  The Annual Seminar Committee has planned a great program and has invited the top government and industry experts to discuss and update you on the latest hot topics affecting telecommunications today.  Be sure to look here for updates to speakers for the various panels.
Click here for the Annual Seminar Program and more information
Click here to sponsor the Annual Seminar
Click here to register for the Annual Seminar


Make Your Reservations at The Homestead by April 24th

The FCBA’s discounted room rates at The Homestead are guaranteed until April 24th.  After April 24th, room rates may increase based on room availability and demand.  Note that the special FCBA room rates include the 15% resort fee normally charged to guests and breakfast each morning in the main dining room.
Click here for Annual Seminar room reservation information


18th Annual FCBA Foundation Golf Tournament on June 3

On Tuesday, June 3, the Annual Foundation Golf Tournament will be held, once again, at Westfields Golf Club, just off Route 66 in Clifton, VA. Shotgun start will be at 1:00 p.m. followed by a delicious post-round Buffet BBQ Dinner. The Golf Committee always welcomes prize donations or those interested in helping out. Please contact Glenn Reynolds at greynolds@ustelecom.org if you are interested in helping!


FCBA Spring Reception to be held on June 12

Save the Date! The FCBA is pleased to announce that it will hold its Spring Reception on Thursday, June 12, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Microsoft Corporation, 901 K Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Look for more information on registration and sponsorships soon!


2014-2015 Committee and Chapter Co-Chairs

President-Elect David Gross is beginning the process of identifying FCBA Committee and Chapter Co-Chairs for this coming year (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015).  Please contact him (dgross@wileyrein.com) and Kat Scott (kscott@wileyrein.com) by Friday, April 11 if you are interested in serving, or would like to suggest someone else who might be interested.


Charity Auction Beneficiary Application Now Available

The Auction Committee is now accepting applications from local charities to be considered as beneficiary of the 25th Annual FCBA Charity Auction.  The application should be received by the FCBA by U.S. Mail, fax, or email no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.
Click here to download the application


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.
Click here to download the 2014 Membership Directory Order Form


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

  • Mon
    28
    Apr
    2014

    Intellectual Property Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Monday, April 28, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, NW, Suite 700.

    Topic: Patent Reform Legislation. Patent infringement claims increasingly affect industries across all sectors of the economy, including communications.  End users often face claims about equipment or software, purchased from reputable companies, but which are claimed to infringe on some third-party’s patent.  Broadcasters have faced issues on digital music storage systems, and digital radio and TV transmission systems.  Other communications companies have faced claims on everything from billing systems to technology platforms.  While some have suggested that the claims are made by “patent trolls” and that the current system imposes too many costs on innocent users and on the economy generally, others counter that reform may stifle innovation by not offering sufficient protections to innovators and inventors.  The House of Representatives passed patent litigation reform legislation late last year, and the Senate Judiciary Committee is soon scheduled to markup its version.  We will explore the pros and cons of the reform legislation and its potential impact on companies in the communications industry. Speakers: Alexandra Givens, Senior Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee (invited); Russ Merbeth (General Counsel of Intellectual Ventures); and Ken Salomon, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP.
    Click here to RSVP

  • Tue
    29
    Apr
    2014

    Young Lawyers Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Tuesday, April 29, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, 7 South.

    Topic: Part law, part policy, part political savvy — come learn what it means to be a legal advisor at the FCC and hear about others’ career paths. Panelists: Daniel Alvarez, Legal Advisor to Chairman Wheeler; Amy Bender, Legal Advisor to Commissioner O’Rielly; David Goldman, Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Rosenworcel; Renee Gregory, Legal Advisor to Chairman Wheeler; and Louis Peraertz, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Clyburn. Moderator: Justin Faulb, National Association of Broadcasters. For more information: Contact Lindsey Tonsager at ltonsager@cov.com or Justin Faulb at jfaulb@nab.org. Please RSVP to ensure your name is preapproved to speed up the security process and arrive early to clear security so that the event may begin on time.
    Click here to RSVP

  • Wed
    30
    Apr
    2014

    Enforcement Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Wednesday, April 30, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.Location: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

    **This event will be off the record. Topic: Indecency Regulation Roundtable:  A Look Back and Ahead. Speakers: Dennis P. Corbett (Moderator), Member, Lerman Senter PLLC, and Committee Co-Chair; Robert Corn-Revere, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Peter Karanjia, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, formerly Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission;  John Crigler, Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer.
    Click here to RSVP

  • Mon
    05
    May
    2014

    CLE Seminar: NSA Telephonic and Electronic Surveillance: The Executive, Legislative and Judicial Drivers of Reform and Likely Outcomes

    Date/Time: Monday, May 5, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 1500 K Street, NW, Conference Room 2B.
  • Thu
    08
    May
    2014

    NEW Mid-Atlantic Chapter Happy Hour

    Date/Time: Thursday, May 8, 5:00 p.m.Location: Pagano’s, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

    To celebrate its official recognition as an FCBA chapter, the Mid-Atlantic chapter will hold a happy hour on May 8, 5:00 PM, at Pagano’s, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  Co-chaired by Brian Rankin (Comcast), Kevin Werbach (Wharton School of Business), and Walter Anderson (Wiltshire & Grannis), the Mid-Atlantic chapter will provide educational and networking opportunities for all communications-minded lawyers in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware region. Please RSVP to Lara Knowles (lknowles@wiltshiregrannis.com).

  • Thu
    08
    May
    2014

    CLE Seminar: Conflicts of Interest in Buy/Sell Transactions: How to Spot and Avoid Them

    Date/Time: Thursday, May 8, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: TBD.
  • Mon
    12
    May
    2014

    CLE Seminar: Transition to All IP Networks: Update on Issues and Progress at State Commissions

    Date/Time: Monday, May 12, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: TBD.
  • Fri
    16
    May
    2014
    Sun
    18
    May
    2014

    Annual Seminar

    May 16-18Location: The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA.

    The 2014 Annual Seminar will be at The Omni Homestead Resort, May 16-18 in Hot Springs, Virginia.  The Annual Seminar Committee has planned a great program and has invited the top government and industry experts to discuss and update you on the latest hot topics affecting telecommunications today.  Be sure to look here for updates to speakers for the various panels.
    Click here for program preview and other information
    Click here to sponsor the Annual Seminar
    Click here to register for the Annual Seminar

  • Wed
    21
    May
    2014

    International Committee Reception in honor of Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda

    Date/Time: Wednesday, May 21, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.Location: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW.

    Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs).  In this role, Ambassador Sepulveda leads and coordinates the Department’s positions on communications and information policy issues.  Please join the International Telecommunications Committee at a reception to meet Ambassador Sepulveda. Special thanks to the event sponsors (as of February 28): EchoStar Corporation; Inmarsat, Inc.; Intelsat Corporation; Iridium; Lockheed Martin Corporation; SES S.A.; and Sprint.
    Click here to register online
    Click here to download registration form

  • Wed
    21
    May
    2014

    Florida Chapter Event "New Directions in Energy and Telecommunications: Balancing Acts"

    Date/Time: Wednesday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Location: Florida Public Service Commission, 2540 Shumard Oak Blvd., Internal Affairs Room, Room 105, Gunter Building, Tallahassee, FL

    The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section Public Utilities Law Committee in cooperation with the Florida Chapter of the FCBA present “New Directions in Energy and Telecommunications: Balancing Acts.”
    Click here for program and registration information

  • Thu
    22
    May
    2014

    CLE Seminar: Repacking Broadcasters: A Technical and Legal Discussion

    Date/Time: Thursday, May 22, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: TBD.
  • Tue
    27
    May
    2014

    Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair Election and Planning Meeting

    Date/Time: Tuesday, May 27, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

    After the election, YLC will host the semi-annual 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 Justin Faulb (jfaulb@nab.org) and Lindsey Tonsager (ltonsager@cov.com) no later than Thursday, May 22.  Self-nominations are welcome.
    Click here to RSVP

  • Thu
    29
    May
    2014

    CLE Seminar: Net Neutrality Redux: What Should the FCC Do?

    Date/Time: Thursday, May 29, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.Location: TBD.
  • Tue
    03
    Jun
    2014

    18th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament

    1:00 pmLocation: Westfields Golf Club, 13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue, Clifton, VA.

    On Tuesday, June 3, the Annual Foundation Golf Tournament will be held, once again, at Westfields Golf Club, just off Route 66 in Clifton, VA. Shotgun start will be at 1:00 p.m. followed by a delicious post-round Buffet BBQ Dinner. The Golf Committee always welcomes prize donations or those interested in helping out. Please contact Glenn Reynolds at greynolds@ustelecom.org
    if you are interested in helping!

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