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FCBA Announces Kerry Loughney as New Executive Director

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) is very pleased to announce that, effective August 1, 2014, Kerry Loughney has been selected to be the Association’s new Executive Director.

Kerry has served with great distinction as FCBA’s Director of Member Services for over eight years and replaces Stan Zenor who has been in the position since 1999 and who earlier announced his retirement.

“We are thrilled that Kerry has accepted our offer to be the FCBA’s Executive Director.  We have the utmost confidence in Kerry’s proven ability not only to help lead this important organization, but also to bring additional energy and creativity in the service of its thousands of members across the country and around the world” said David A. Gross, the FCBA’s President.  “Her dedication to both the FCBA and the FCBA Foundation is universally recognized and appreciated, and her work and knowledge about the bar and industry issues — together with her energy and enthusiasm — made Kerry the unanimous choice.”

Kerry stated that she is “extremely honored and excited about the opportunity to represent such a strong and thriving association.  I look forward to continuing my work with the FCBA membership, the FCBA and Foundation leadership teams, the co-chairs, staff, and all of the volunteers who so willingly give of their time.”

Staff Opening – FCBA Director of Programs and Special Projects

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) seeks to fill the full-time position of Director of Programs and Special Projects. Successful candidate must have experience and proven abilities in delivering high quality association member services or equivalent experience. Candidate will work closely with volunteer committees and coordinate logistics for numerous events. Occasional evening and weekend hours required to support events, special projects, and activities. The position is located in Washington, DC, two blocks from Metro. Excellent benefits, including insurance package, 401K, and Metro assistance. Salary commensurate with education and experience. 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 Charity Auction will benefit two great, local charities—BUILD Metro 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!

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

  • Wed

    Southern California Chapter on Up in the Air for Aereo: The Supreme Court Decision and the Latest Developments

    Date/Time: Wednesday, August 27, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Location: LAWRY’S, 100 North La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90211 (free underground parking).

    Co-sponsored by the Federal Communications Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section IP, Internet & New Media Law Section.  On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case against Aereo, a company that made broadcast content available to subscribers over the Internet without a license from the broadcast stations or their content suppliers. This decision, which shuttered the 2 year-old start-up, was eagerly awaited, as it had broad implications for the television, Internet and media industries. Aereo has recently sought to resurrect itself, claiming that it is a cable system entitled to a compulsory copyright license to distribute broadcast programming. This panel will explain the background and legal underpinnings of the decision, and review Aereo’s latest legal assertions.  MCLE CREDIT: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 Hours of Participatory Credit and the Beverly Hills Bar Association certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. *FCBA members will receive the discounted BHBA member rate.  In order to receive this, please call the BHA at the phone number on the form and indicate you are an FCBA member.
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  • Wed

    Young Lawyers Committee No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

    Date/Time: Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.Location: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

    Come test your luck at the YLC's second annual no limit Texas hold 'em poker tournament.  There's no cost to play, and we'll have a beginner/refresher lesson before the tournament begins for those of you who are new to the game (or a bit rusty).  The title of YLC Poker Tournament Champion could be yours!  For more information: Contact Rachael Bender at RBender@mobilefuture.org or Lindsey Tonsager at ltonsager@cov.com.
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  • Thu

    Privacy and Data Security Committee Brown Bag Lunch and Committee Meeting

    Date/Time: Thursday, September 4, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.Location: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 1500 K Street, NW.

    This combination Brown Bag Lunch and Committee Meeting will feature a brief discussion of major initiatives and potential developments in the area of Privacy and Data Security over the course of the next twelve months.  We also will discuss the Committee’s plans and priorities for the coming year, including an evening CLE on cybersecurity, and the 10th Annual Symposium on Privacy and Data Security.  New members are welcome!
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  • Wed

    International Telecommunications Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Wednesday, September 10, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: TBD.

    Topic: Mexican Telecommunications Reform; Implementation of the New Legislation. Speakers: Ricardo F. Rios, Esq. Ríos-Ferrer, Guillén-Llarena, Treviño y Rivera S.C., Mexico City, Mexico.
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  • Thu

    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.
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  • Tue

    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 Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

    Co-sponsored by the FCBA Mobile Payments Committee and the Electronic Transactions Association. More information will be available soon.

  • Wed

    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

    Wireless Telecommunications Committee Brown Bag Lunch

    Date/Time: Thursday, October 16, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Location: TBD.

    Topic: Incentive Auction Update. Work didn't stop with the order this past spring. Find out what the team has been up to and what to expect for the coming months.
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