2019 Annual Communications Law Forum

Event Description

Deadline to Register: 06/19/19

Do not miss this spectacular annual event!  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.

7:45 - 8:00 AM  Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10 AM  MSBA Communications Law Section Annual Meeting

8:10 - 8:45 AM  Keynote Presentation
Steve Grove, DEED Commissioner, spoke about his vision for broadband deployment in Minnesota. He spoke about how broadband development fit into the state’s larger economic development public policies. Commissioner Grove’s discussion included the legislative and regulatory priorities for Governor Walz’s administration going forward.

Steve Grove | DEED Commissioner

8:45 - 9:45 AM  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. Diane Wells will discuss the work of the agency.

Diane Wells | Minnesota Office of Broadband Development

Cathy Clucas | Border to Border Broadband Grant Administrator

9:45 - 10:00 AM  Break

10:00 - 10:45 AM  Recent Trends in State and Federal Regulatory Enforcement
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 needs.

Shannon Heim | Moss & Barnett

John Gibbs | Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at Comcast

Jason Topp | Century Link

10:45 - 11:45 AM  Legislative Wrap Up
Lobbyists who are leaders in telecommunications and broadband issues will share their views on the results of the 2019 legislative session.

Anna Boroff | Executive Director, Minnesota Cable Communications Association

Paul Weirtz | State President, AT&T Minnesota

Moderator: Cameron Winton | Dorsey & Whitney


CLE Credits:

3.25 Standard CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 274574


Communications Law Section Members: $75
Non-Section Members: $85
Non-MSBA Members: $95
Non-Profits/Government Employees: $25 (must register by phone or mail)
Non-Attorneys: $50 (must register by phone or mail)
Law Students: $25

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation via webcast is available for this event.


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.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

8:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Pipestone Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States