Date/Time: Tuesday, May 23, 3:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 1500 K Street, NW, Suite 1100

The FCBA Enforcement Committee will host a CLE on ­­­­Tuesday, May 23 from 3:00 – 5:15 p.m. entitled “From Pirates and Jammers to Wi-Fi and Signal Blocking: Issues in Modern Interference Enforcement.”


3:00 – 3:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

Steve Augustino, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

3:05 – 3:15 p.m.         Field Modernization Plan Overview

The session will begin with a brief overview of the Field Modernization Plan

­­­­­J. Bradford Currier, Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

3:15 – 4:10 p.m.         Interference, Unauthorized Transmissions and Field Enforcement: an Overview A panel of FCC Enforcement Bureau staff will discuss FCC enforcement of unauthorized transmissions.  This panel will share their perspectives on FCC field enforcement, the effects of the Field Modernization Plan on detection activities and tips for how to assist with jamming or pirate radio broadcasting.


Koy Miller, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP


Charles Cooper, Field Director, FCC Enforcement Bureau

Steve Spaeth, Senior Field Counsel, FCC Enforcement Bureau

4:10 – 4:20 p.m.         Break

4:20 5:15 p.m.         Industry Perspectives on New and Potential Areas of Spectrum Enforcement

A panel of industry experts will discuss new areas of spectrum enforcement, such as Wi-Fi blocking, as well as potential areas for spectrum enforcement in light of recent FCC actions.

William Davenport, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Ligado Networks

Bennet Ross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Steve Sharkey, Vice President, Government Affairs, Technology and Engineering Policy, T-Mobile

Jeanine Poltronieri, Assistant Vice President, Federal Regulatory, AT&T Services, Inc.


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