Date/Time: Thursday, January 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Update: Online registration is closed. Please contact Elizabeth Hagerty at to register.

The FCBA Transactional Practice and the Young Lawyers Committees will sponsor a CLE on Thursday, January 19, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET entitled The Nuts and Bolts of Telecom and Media Transactions.  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.


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

This CLE will include speakers with corporate and government experience in telecom and media transactions. The first panel will feature practitioners involved in transactions involving FCC-regulated businesses (media, wireline, earth stati
ons, etc.) and will provide an overview of what to expect when advising parties to mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. Speakers in the first panel will offer a roadmap for navigating regulatory issues arising in typical transactions. In the second panel, government representatives will provide an overview of the FCC’s transaction approval processes. They will also share tips and compliance considerations in transactions for different telecommunications and media services.


1:00 – 1:05 p.m.          Welcome and Introduction
Jamile Kadre
, Chair of the FCBA Young Lawyers Committee

1:05 – 2:05 p.m.          Practitioner Telecom and Media Transactions Roadmap

J.G. Harrington, Special Counsel, Cooley LLP
Elizabeth R. Park, Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP
Jennifer L. Richter, Partner, Head of the Telecom, Media, and Technology Practice Group, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Greg Coutros, Associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

2:05 – 3:00 p.m.          Overview of FCC Transaction Approval Process

Christopher Bjornson, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Davina S. Sashkin, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Jim Bird, Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel, FCC
David Krech, Associate Division Chief, Telecommunications and Analysis Division, International Bureau, FCC
Dennis Johnson, Attorney Advisor, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC

Stephen J. Conley, Associate, Wiley Rein LLP

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

Cancellations due no later than 24 hours prior to the program start time.