Originally published in Law360 on April 24, 2020, 5:30 PM EDT.
Law360’s 2020 Telecommunications Editorial Advisory Board
Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2020 Telecommunications Editorial Advisory Board.
The editorial advisory board provides feedback on Law360’s coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage.
The members of Law360’s 2020 Telecommunications Editorial Advisory Board are:
Tom Blatchley, Gordon & Rees LLP
Tom is a partner in Gordon & Rees’ Hartford office. He represents; a variety of clients in nationwide complex litigation in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on insurance defense and coverage, commercial disputes, telecommunications, IP matters, employment/professional liability, and consumer defense.
Mitchell F. (Rick) Brecher, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greenberg Traurig shareholder Mitchell F. (Rick) Brecher represents those whose interests are affected by telecommunications and media laws and policies. He has practiced before the Federal Communications Commission, other federal departments and agencies, state regulatory commissions, trial and appellate courts.
Ronald Del Sesto Jr., Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Ron Del Sesto represents technology companies on a broad range of issues including corporate, financial and regulatory. He counsels software, technology, and communications clients on e-commerce, cloud computing, cybersecurity, privacy, surveillance obligations, the provision of emergency services, and behavioral advertising, among other matters.
Douglas W. Dimitroff, Phillips Lytle LLP
Douglas W. Dimitroff, partner at Phillips Lytle LLP, is a veteran telecommunications attorney with over 20 years of experience. He serves as FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee member and Model Code for Municipalities Working Group chair, as well as New York State Wireless Association co-founder.
Stephen Díaz Gavin, Rimon PC
Stephen Díaz Gavin has been a partner at Rimon PC since 2016, working from the firm’s Washington, D.C., and Rome, Italy, offices. During 36 years in practice, he has worked on numerous administrative and court cases, as well as rulemaking, enforcement and policy advocacy matters for a broad range of telecom clients.
Anna Gomez, Wiley Rein LLP
Wiley partner Anna Gomez, former National Telecommunications and Information Administration deputy administrator, specializes in a wide range of spectrum licensing issues and regulatory, policy and transactional matters related to telecommunications and unmanned aircraft systems. She served for 12 years at the FCC. Gomez co-chairs Wiley’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Group.
Michael Hurwitz, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Michael Hurwitz is a partner and co-chair of the Communications & Media Department at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. His focus includes FCC review of mergers and acquisitions, broadband and spectrum policy, and internet- and programming-related litigation.
Melanie Kiely, T-Mobile
Melanie Kiely is senior counsel for T-Mobile’s technology organizations, providing legal guidance for T-Mobile’s network deployment strategy involving thousands of cell sites, distributed antenna systems and small cells. She also focuses on commercial transactions involving software licenses, SaaS, cloud computing and privacy. Additionally, Kiely is the chairperson of the Women’s Leadership Network.
Lindsay Miller, Ice Miller LLP
Lindsay Miller is an attorney with the Public Affairs and Government Law Group at Ice Miller LLP. She has nearly 15 years of experience in broadband and telecommunications, and regularly advises public and private sector clients on how to leverage fiber and Wi-Fi networks in order to build smarter communities.
Lee G. Petro, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Lee G. Petro is special counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. He assists broadcasters, wireless service providers and consumer product companies as they navigate the intersection of technological and regulatory developments before the FCC. Petro is immediate past president of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and previously was chair of the FCBA Foundation.
Ronald E. Quirk Jr., Marashlian & Donahue PLLC
Ronald Quirk is head of The CommLaw Group’s Internet of Things & Connected Devices Practice Group. He focuses his practice on a variety of legal and regulatory matters that are of particular importance to Internet of Things businesses seeking to solidify and expand their markets. His career spans more than 20 years, including several years at AmLaw 100 firms and the FCC.
Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Georgetown University Law Center
Andrew Jay Schwartzman is the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s senior counselor. He is on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University. From 2015-2019, he taught at Georgetown’s Communications and Technology Law Clinic. From 1978-2012, Schwartzman directed Media Access Project, a public interest telecommunications law firm.
Edward Smith, DLA Piper
Edward “Smitty” Smith is a telecommunications law partner at international law firm DLA Piper, where he is also the deputy managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He advises clients on the full range of issues in the wireless and satellite sectors.