Date/Time: Tuesday, May 5, 12:00 – 2:10 p.m.

Presented by the FCBA State and Local Practice Committee

Small Cells are making a big impact not just in the marketplace but in the nation’s laws at the federal, state and local levels.  This CLE will examine the laws and practical challenges facing operators as well as state and local governments.  The first panel will focus on the FCC’s 2018 Small Cell Orders and feature counsel for each of the parties that appeared before the Ninth Circuit on February 9, 2020 in the local government’s appeal of the FCC’s Orders.  The second panel will examine the numerous state and local small cell laws that have been enacted and how those laws and the Small Cell Orders have been reflected in state and local ordinances, applications and franchise agreements.


12:00 – 12:05 p.m.     Welcome and Introduction

Glenn Richards, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Co-Chair, State and Local Practice Committee

12:05 – 1:05 p.m.       Summary of the Legal Arguments from the Ninth Circuit Participants

Andy Klein, Managing Attorney, Klein Law Group, PLLC and Co-Chair, State and Local Practice Committee

Joe Van Eaton, Partner, Best Best & Krieger, LLP
Josh Turner, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Additional speaker TBD

1:05 – 1:10 p.m.         Break

1:10 – 2:10 p.m.         Review of State and Local Laws, Implementation, and Industry Reaction

Gerard Lederer, Partner, Best Best & Krieger, LLP and Co-Chair, State and Local Practice Committee
Bryan N. Tramont, Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Abbie Gruwell, Senior Policy Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
Angelina Panettieri, Legislative Manager, National League of Cities
Anthony Lehv, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, ExteNet Systems
John A. Howes, Jr., Government Affairs Counsel, WIA – the Wireless Infrastructure Association

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Registrations and cancellations due no later than 48 hours prior to the program start time.


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