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Expert in Telecommunications Law, Internet Law, Interconnection, ICT, New Media, Wireless, Spectrum Management

Expert ID: 731390 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert teaches courses and researches issues in the law, regulation and business of telecommunications, information technologies, international trade, intellectual property and electronic commerce. To integrate applied work he actively seeks foundation grants, consulting work and public policy advocacy opportunities.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: J.D. Subject: Law Institution: University of Virginia
Year: 1977 Degree: B.A. Subject: Telecommunications policy Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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 IRIDIUMâ„¢ 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.

International Experience

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.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a member of the Pennsylvania, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court bars.
Professional Appointments
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.

Additional Experience

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.
Vendor Selection
Advised a Middle Eastern nation on its selection of a second international telecommunications carrier licnesee.
Marketing Experience
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

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