Date/Time: Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available.

The FCBA International Telecommunications Committee is holding a CLE on Thursday, March 1 from 6:00 – 8:15 p.m., entitled “The Changing Landscape of Satellite Regulation.” This program will be held at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 100.


6:00 – 6:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

6:05 – 7:05 p.m. Regulatory Evolution in a Disruptive World
Ever-increasing consumer demand for greater capacity, faster speeds and more powerful applications probably means increased demand for broadband satellite services as well as more sharing in the future between satellite and terrestrial services. In addition, as demands for mobile services increases, changes in regulations to enable mobility for satellite proliferate.

Jennifer A. Manner, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, EchoStar Corporation

Jose Albuquerque, Chief, Satellite Division, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Kalpak Gude, Vice President, Legal Regulatory, OneWeb
Scott Blake Harris, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire and Grannis LLP
Karis Hastings, SATCOM Law
Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association
Jack Wengryniuk, Sr. Director Spectrum Management and Regulatory Affairs, DIRECTV/AT&T

7:05 – 7:15 p.m. Break

7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Looking over the Horizon
Changes in the satellite world have tended to be slow and incremental, but we are seeing dramatic changes occurring now with new launch vehicles, development of more sophisticated earth stations, launches of “flocks” of cubesats, and deployment (and planned deployment) of sophisticated non-geostationary satellite constellations. The panel will address what regulatory changes may be needed to accommodate these developments, and what these changes mean for the marketplace and satellite practitioners.

Stephen Goodman, Partner, Butzel Long PC

Alex Epshteyn, Boeing (Invited)
Joe Godles, Goldberg, Godles Wiener & Wright LLP
Trey Hanbury, Hogan Lovells US LLP
John Janka, Latham & Watkins LLP
Walter Sonnenfeldt, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, ORBCOMM (Invited)