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2016 Annual Communications Law Forum

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $95.00

Deadline to Register Online: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Register now! Attorneys, consultants and lobbyists practicing in the dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of Communications and Technology will want to attend the annual MSBA Communications Law Annual Forum. The Forum will feature a diverse selection of speakers from industry, private practice and government.


7:30 - 8:00  Breakfast and Check In

8:00 - 8:15  Welcome and Section Annual Meeting - Tony Mendoza | Mendoza Law Office, LLC

8:15 - 9:15  Keynote Presentation: A Commissioner’s View of the Rapidly Changing Telecommunications Landscape
The industry faces swift changes in technology and regulatory oversight. Commissioner Lipschultz will discuss the challenges facing carriers and regulators and reflect on the impacts on consumers.

Dan Lipschultz | Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

9:15 - 10:00 Broadband in Minnesota: An Update and Vision
The Office of Broadband Development oversees Minnesota broadband law, policy and programs.   The Border to Border Broadband grant program is a key feature of the Office.  Danna MacKenzie will discuss the work of the agency. Margaret Anderson Kelliher will highlight the work of the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband and the complexities of the legislative session.

Danna MacKenzie | Executive Director, Minnesota Office of Broadband Development
Margaret Anderson Kelliher | President and CEO, Minnesota High Technology Association and Chair, Governor’s Broadband Task Force

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:00 Recent Trends in State and Federal Regulatory Enforcement and Future Enforcement Trends Regarding Cybersecurity
The telecommunications regulatory world is rapidly evolving and savvy telecommunications practitioners know that enforcement priorities provide an important roadmap.  The panel will discuss recent changes in federal regulation and applicable enforcement trends, particularly regarding the volatile area of cybersecurity. 

Jason Topp | Associate General Counsel, CenturyLink
Tony Mendoza | Mendoza Law Office, LLC
Shannon Heim | Senior Counsel, Government Policy and Telecommunications Regulatory Attorney, Dykema Gossett PLLC

11:00 - 12:00 Legislative Wrap Up:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Legislators and lobbyists who are leaders in telecommunications and broadband issues will share their views on the results of the 2016 legislative session and provide perspective on next steps.

Speakers :  
Michael J. Ahern | Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney
Sen. Vicki Jensen | Minnesota Senate
Rep. Sheldon Johnson | Minnesota House of Representatives
Rep. Ron Kresha | Minnesota House of Representatives
Bradley Lundell | Executive Director, School for Equity in Education
Bradley Peterson | Attorney, Flaherty & Hood | Greater MN Partnership/Coalition of Greater MN Cities
Sen. Matt Schmit | Minnesota Senate

Milda Hedblom | Dain Legal Services & Professor, Augsburg College

CLE Credits:

3.5 Standard CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 221654


MSBA Section Members: $75
MSBA Non-Section Members: $85
Non-MSBA Members: $95
Non-Profits/Government Employees: $25 (must register by phone or mail)
Law Students: $25

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available for this event. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the Forum.

Want more information about the Communications Law Section ? 
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy
Questions? Contact Tamara Patton | 612-278-6329

No sessions have been associated with this event.