April 29, 2015

Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
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Buffalo, N.Y. – Douglas W. Dimitroff, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence, will moderate a panel discussion on drones, titled “Examining Opportunities and Challenges of Unmanned Aircraft Systems” at the 2015 PCIA Infrastructure Show on April 29, 2015, in Hollywood, Florida.

The discussion, which will take place at the Diplomat Resort & Spa, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., will focus on regulations governing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) and the struggle to keep pace with the explosive growth of these devices’ technological capability. Panelists will explore this topic as it relates to the wireless infrastructure industry, including a possible rulemaking from the FAA, and speak to the potential utility and possible pitfalls of harnessing UAS by tower owners and operators.

The Wireless Infrastructure Show, which runs from April 27-30, will attract 100+ exhibitors, and more than 2,000 thought leaders and industry innovators from across the wireless infrastructure ecosystem. It is the primary forum for infrastructure owners and operators, carriers, investment community representatives, government officials, equipment manufacturers and service providers, and others integrally involved in shaping the future of the industry.

Mr. Dimitroff is the leader of Phillips Lytle’s Telecommunications Practice Team. He has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications matters, representing telecommunications carriers, infrastructure providers, and numerous other clients involved in the telecommunications industry. His representation has included transactional and litigation matters, such as zoning and land use matters for wireless telecommunications carriers, tower owners and developers; and site leasing work, site development and asset sales and purchases throughout the U.S.

He has particular expertise in Distributed Antenna System and other small cell networks where he is involved with both business and regulatory aspects. He is currently active on several committees for The HetNet Forum and is also a member of PCIA.

Additionally, he was a co-founder of the New York State Wireless Association where he served as president for over five years. He remains an active member of the board of directors.

He is a member of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council’s Binational Logistics Work Group; The HetNet Forum’s advocacy, in-building and market development committees; the New York State Telecommunications Association; the Utilities Telecom Council; and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

He received his B.A. from University of Rochester and his J.D., cum laude, from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2012-2014, and is listed in Who’s Who In Law, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal.

Mr. Dimitroff serves as vice chair of the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise board of directors, and is also a member of its steering committee and finance & audit committee.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit