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Wiley Rein’s Kathleen Kirby to Chair ABA/FCBA ‘Local Broadcaster’ Program in Las Vegas During NAB’s 2017 Annual Conference

April 18, 2017

Washington, DCKathleen A.  Kirby, co-chair of Wiley Rein’s Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Practice, will serve as chair for the 36th Annual “Representing Your Local Broadcaster: A 360° View” program, organized by the American Bar Association and the Federal Communications Bar Association in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual conference. The all-day program will be held on Sunday, April 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In addition, Wiley Rein TMT lawyer Ari Meltzer will speak on an 11:15 a.m. panel that examines the FCC’s post-auction repack and use of the next-generation broadcast transmission standard, ATSC 3.0.

The event will feature five panels of experts throughout the day who will address a panoramic view of the legal, regulatory, and political landscape facing broadcasters in light of the new Administration, a Republican-controlled Congress, and a deregulatory FCC Chairman. Speakers include a broad range of prominent legal and technical specialists from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), private practice, national and local broadcasters, and wireless and social media providers, as well as journalists.

To register for the conference, please click here.

Wiley Rein has the largest Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) law practice in the country with more than 60 attorneys and engineers engaged full time in the practice. The TMT practice encompasses virtually all aspects of the federal, state, and international laws governing the telecommunications, media, and technology industries.

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