Date/Time: Friday, June 17, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

The FCBA Judicial Practice Committee will sponsor a CLE on Friday, June 17 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET entitled The Judicial Year in Review.  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

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This CLE will include speakers from the FCC and attorneys from several law firms with prominent telecommunications practice groups, among others.  The first panel will focus on the major telecommunications litigations and proceedings that occurred in 2021 to present, including significant judicial and agency rulings and proceedings.  The second panel will cover the impact of those rulings and the possible challenges that may arise in the future as a result.

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

12:05 – 1:00 p.m.       FCC Year in Review: A Discussion of Significant Recent FCC Litigations and Decisions

Imad S. Matini, Associate, SheppardMullin
Michele G. Cober, Director – External Affairs, Verizon

Jacob Lewis, Associate General Counsel (Counselor to the General Counsel), FCC
Sarah Citrin, Deputy Associate General Counsel (Litigation), FCC

 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.         The Chevron Doctrine: Its Rise and Fall, and the Future of the Administrative State
Columbia Law Professor Thomas Merrill will discuss his new book addressing judicial review of agency decisions,, and address how changes to review standards are likely to affect agency practice generally and FCC practice specifically.

Imad S. Matini, Associate, SheppardMullin
Christopher J. Wright, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia University

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

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.



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