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2017 Annual Communications Law Forum

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $95.00

Deadline to Register: May 17

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. 

The following topics will be highlighted:

  • FBI economic espionage cases and cyber-crime prosecution pitfalls from keynote speaker, Special Agent Krause
  • Trends in telecommunications regulation at the PUC
  • Business vulnerability to cyber-attacks and how to limit cyber risk liability
  • Future of the 911 network and updates on the FirstNet project
  • Effects of recent political upheaval on the telecommunications legal landscape


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 - Meet the Chair
Nancy Lange | Chair, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

9:15 - 10:15 - Cybersecurity Risk Management
Michael Johnson | Technology Leadership Institute
Emily Duke | Duke Law Office and CyberSmart Law, LLC
Marc Engel | Kraus Anderson Risk Management Services
Moderator: Milda Hedblom | J. D., Ph.D, Augsburg College, Dain Legal Services

10:15 - 10:30 - Break

10:30 - 11:30 - The Future of 911
Jackie Mines | Minnesota DPS Office of Emergency Communications
Jill Rohret | Executive Director, Metropolitan Emergency Communications Board
Randy Willis | Minnesota Sheriff's Association
Moderator: Tony Mendoza | Mendoza Law Office, LLC

11:30 - 12:30 - Communications Law Year in Review
Tony Mendoza | Mendoza Law Office, LLC
Kristin Berkland | Bradley, Berkland Hagen & Herbst, LLC
Shannon Heim | Moss & Barnett PA

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch Keynote
Special Agent Michael Krause | FBI Security Squad

CLE Credits:

4.0 Standard CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 239357


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 Kayla Erbach | 612-278-6325

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Kayla Erbach. Please provide at least 72 hours prior to the event to allow sufficient time to make arrangements.

No sessions have been associated with this event.