Presented by the FCBA Judicial Committee
6:00 – 6:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
6:05 – 7:10 p.m. Overview of FCC and Communications Precedent
This part of the program will feature Richard Welch and Jacob Lewis from the FCC General Counsel’s Office, who will discuss major decisions from the past year affecting the FCC and the communications industries.
Richard Welch, Deputy Associate General Counsel and Deputy Division Chief of the Litigation Division, Federal Communications Commission
Jacob Lewis, Associate General Counsel and Chief of the Litigation Division, Federal Communications Commission
7:10 – 7:20 p.m. Break
7:20 – 8:15 p.m. PDR Network, the Hobbs Act, and the Future of Deference to the FCC
This panel discussion will focus on the Supreme Court’s pending decision about when the Hobbs Act requires district courts to accept the Federal Communication Commission’s legal interpretation of statutes and how that case will shape judicial deference to the FCC’s decisions.
Peter Karanjia, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Charles H. Kennedy, Principal, The Kennedy Privacy Law Firm
Kwaku Akowuah, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Scott H. Angstreich, Partner, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C.
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