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CLE: FCC’s Recent Digital Discrimination Order and FNPRM and Related State Activities

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

The FCBA Wireline Committee and the FCBA Regional Chapters will co-sponsor a CLE on Wednesday, March 20, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET entitled FCC’s Recent Digital Discrimination Order and FNPRM and Related State Activities.  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

FCC representatives, public interest speakers, and speakers representing broadband carriers across regulated industries will provide an overview of the key takeaways from the Order and provide practical tips on implementation and compliance.  The seminar will also include a multi-faceted discussion of the various appeals of the Order as well as commentary on state efforts to codify parallel state regulations.

The FCBA will apply for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit from the VA Bar.  This program has not yet been approved.

FCBA no longer offers CA MCLE credit to attendees.  If you wish to obtain CA credit, you must apply for it on your own.  FCBA will, however, provide a generic certificate of attendance that may be used.  Please click here for more information on the CA Bar Standards for MCLE Activity Approval and Requirements.

Online registration is closed.  Please contact Elina Gross at if you would like to register.


3:00 – 3:10 p.m.                 Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
Diane Griffin Holland
, President, FCBA-The Tech Bar and Partner, Wiley

3:10 – 4:05 p.m.                 The FCC’s Digital Discrimination Rules: Perspectives and Practice

Lisa Wilson Edwards, Associate Chief, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau, and Special Advisor on Digital Equity and Inclusion
Nicole Turner Lee, Senior Fellow-Governance Studies, and Director-Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
Brian Hurley, Chief Regulatory Counsel, ACA Connects
Leo Fitzpatrick, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, The Utility Reform Network (TURN)
Diana Eisner, Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, USTelecom

Daniel Kahn, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

On this panel, a representative from the FCC will provide an overview of the key requirements in the FCC’s Digital Discrimination Order.  The panel will discuss the implications of the rules for stakeholders including industry and consumers, and and provide practical tips on implementation and compliance.

4:05 – 5:00 p.m.                 Appellate Activity and State Action

Stephen Coran, Partner, Lerman Senter
Jennifer Dickey, Deputy Chief Counsel, US Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center
Eric Dreiband, Partner, Jones Day


Jessica Nyman, Partner, Pillsbury

The panel will summarize and discuss the various appeals of the FCC’s Digital Discrimination rules and their potential implications for stakeholders.  Panelists also will discuss initiatives in various states to codify similar regulations at the state level.

Cost: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Member


March 20
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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