Date/Time: Tuesday, November 12

The CLE portion of the program has reached capacity but the teleconference option is still available.  Please contact Elizabeth Hagerty ( for details on how to register via teleconference.

This CLE/reception is presented by the Wireless Telecommunications Committee.

You may register for the CLE, the reception, or both events!  However, you MUST register for them separately.

*The FCBA is offering up to 10 scholarships to the CLE Seminar for FCBA Government Members.  These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please email Elizabeth Hagerty ( to express your interest.


4:00 – 4:05 p.m.         Welcome and Introductions

4:05 – 4:55 p.m.         Why Auctions?
Learn about the history behind why the Congress gave the FCC auction authority, the economic principles that underlay the initial concept and how they have been translated into different auction formats for different services, and the legal victories and challenges faced by the FCC as the program evolved.

Charla Rath, Consultant

Michael Altschul, Former CTIA General Counsel, now retired
Michele Farquhar, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP
Evan Kwerel, Senior Economic Advisor, FCC Office of Economics and Analytics

4:55 – 5:05 p.m.         Break

5:05 – 5:55 p.m.         Lessons Learned?
Learn how the FCC has incorporated “lessons learned” from one auction to the next and how the FCC has adjusted the auction procedures over the past 25 years based on auction experience and input from bidders.

Jean Kiddoo, Chair, FCC Incentive Auction Task Force

Jonathan Cohen, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Kathleen Ham, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, T-Mobile USA
Margaret Wiener, Chief, Auctions Division, FCC Office of Economics and Analytics

5:55 – 6:15 p.m.         Auctions: The Next Generation?
Hear about how the new FCC Office of Economics and Analytics looks at innovative auction designs to develop future auctions and what new auctions are on the horizon as the Commission’s auction program moves into its second quarter century.

Katy Ross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Giulia McHenry, Acting Chief, FCC Office of Economics and Analytics

6:15 – 8:15 p.m.         Reception Celebrating 25 Years of FCC Auctions
Join us for a reception celebrating 25 years of FCC auctions, including a display of auction memorabilia from the FCC archives. We will raise a toast to the many past and present FCC, industry, and private bar members who have made FCC auctions a success and to those who are continuing to innovate and expand the program into the next 25 years.

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