Expert in Telecommunications Law, Internet Law, Interconnection, ICT, New Media, Wireless, Spectrum Management
Expert ID: 731390 Pennsylvania, USA
Evaluated wireless carrier tender competition for a middle-eastern government.Provided regulatory counsel to a major Bermudan international telecommunications carrier.Wrote a comprehensive best practices Tool-kit primer on broadband technologies for the World Bank. Provided the Bank with other consulting services on broadband development.Assessed the impact of possible Internet regulation on a major integrated circuit manufacturer.Prepared regulatory filings for a new entrant in Caribbean telecommunication services.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Frederick, Maryland
|Year: 1980||Degree: J.D.||Subject: Law||Institution: University of Virginia|
|Year: 1977||Degree: B.A.||Subject: Telecommunications policy||Institution: University of Pennsylvania|
|Years: 1992 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law||Department: College of Communications||Responsibilities: Teach courses and research issues in the law, regulation and business of telecommunications, information technologies, international trade, intellectual property and electronic commerce. Actively engaged in seeking grants, consulting work and public policy advocacy.|
|Years: 1991 to 1992||Employer: Motorola Satellite Communications, Inc.||Title: Deputy Director International Relations||Department: Iridium Satellite||Responsibilities: Primary manager for spectrum allocation, business development, strategic planning and regulatory liaison efforts of the IRIDIUM™ mobile satellite venture.|
|Years: 1989 to 1991||Employer: Self Employed||Title: Principal||Department:||Responsibilities: Sole practitioner providing legal, regulatory, and strategic counsel on telecommunications and information management issues including network interconnection, national regulatory policy and carrier disputes.|
|Years: 1988 to 1989||Employer: Private Trans-Atlantic Telecommunications System, Inc.||Title: Assistant General Counsel||Department:||Responsibilities: Primary in-house counsel for resolving corporate, legal, transactional and regulatory problems affecting construction and operation of the nation's first private international fiber optic cable; Principal negotiator for sale or lease of transmission capacity, and for contracts involving the terrestrial backhaul facility linking the cable with urban centers.|
|Years: 1986 to 1988||Employer: National Telecommunications and Information Administration||Title: Program Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Chief liaison with other federal government agencies for executing international telecommunications treaties and for multilateral coordination on satellite and spectrum policies. Managed Executive Branch filings at the Federal Communications Commission.
|Years: 1982 to 1986||Employer: Various||Title: Associate Attorney||Department:||Responsibilities: Associate in the communications departments of three prominent Washington, D.C. law firms. Performed transactional and regulatory services for satellite, fiber optic, cellular radio, foreign telephone companies, cable television systems and broadcasters. Drafted pleadings in FCC and judicial proceedings; briefed clients and Congressional staff on communications policy issues.|
|Years: 1980 to 1982||Employer: Federal Communications Commission||Title: Attorney Advisor||Department:||Responsibilities: Drafted international telecommunications policies and regulations for public vote by FCC Commissioners. Presided over carrier facility interconnection negotiations.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2014 to 1915||Country / Region: Trinidad and Tobago||Summary: Identify problems with existing telecommunications law and proposed remedies|
|Years: 2000 to 2008||Country / Region: Bermuda||Summary: Extensive work for an off-island telecommunications carrier and subsequently for a subsidiary of the incumbent electric and telecommunications utility.|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: The World Bank||Summary: Several assignments to identify best practices in regulatory reform and broadband development.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Expert is a member of the Pennsylvania, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court bars.|
|Expert is a member of the Board of Editors for Telecommunications Policy and Info journals.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert has received teaching and research awards from the International Telecommunications Education Research Association, the Cable Museum award for best book and Penn State.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has written 4 books and over 100 journal articles.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Prepared testimony, affidavits, white papers for paper proceedings at state public utility commissions, the FCC and regulatory agencies of other nations.
Presented live testimony before the Commerce Committee of the U.S. Senate, the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission and arbitration boards.
Deposed as a expert witness.
|Training / Seminars|
|Provide in-house training on various business and regulatory issues in telecommunications and the Internet.|
|Advised a Middle Eastern nation on its selection of a second international telecommunications carrier licnesee.|
|Serve as a frequent expert for media inquiries and interviews.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Ghost writing, white papers, expert statements, affidavits, speeches, etc.|
Fields of Expertise
privacy law, regulatory compliance, telecommunications strategy, cellular telecommunication, INTELSAT, international telecommunication, mobile satellite communication, telecommunication regulation, telecommunications regulatory compliance, telephone regulation, telecommunications industry, broadband radio service, International Mobile Telecommunications-2000, International Telecommunication Union, 4G mobile network, wireless local loop, wireless internet, cellular telephone standard, mobile telecommunication, broadband, low earth orbit satellite, wireless communication, telecommunications management, telecommunications strategic planning, mass media telecommunication, cellular telephone, communications technology, satellite communication, cable television system, broadband communication