Date/Time: Thursday, November 14, 12:30 – 2:45 p.m.

This CLE is presented by the Judicial and Wireline Committees.

Please note that lunch will not be provided, however, you are more than welcome to bring food.  Sodas and water will be provided.


12:30 – 12:35 p.m.     Welcome and Introductions

12:35 – 1:15 p.m.       The D.C. Circuit’s Opinion
This panel will discuss the decisions leading up to Mozilla v. FCC, the likelihood of additional court review, and the possible consequences of the opinion for Chevron deference.

Joseph C. Cavender, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Federal Regulatory Affairs, CenturyLink


Matthew Murchison, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Kevin K. Russell, Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C.
Stephanie Weiner, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

1:15 – 1:50 p.m.         Preemption
This panel will discuss what Mozilla means for the states’ role in the Internet Freedom/Open Internet space as well as other areas going forward.

Russ Hanser, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Matthew A. Brill, Partner and Global Chair of the Communications Law Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP
Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy
Patrick Halley, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs, USTelecom – The Broadband Association
Ester Murdukhayeva, Assistant Solicitor General at Office of the New York State Attorney General

1:50 – 2:00 p.m.         Break

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.         Remand
The D.C. Circuit remanded issues back to the FCC re: Lifeline, public safety, and access to poles, conduits, and rights of way.  What are the concerns, and what might we see going forward?

Stephen L. Goodman, Counsel, Butzel Long

Brandon Allen, Manager, Government Relations, International Association of Fire Chiefs
Kristine Devine, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Aryeh Fishman, Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Legal Affairs at Edison Electric Institute
L. Charles Keller, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP


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