Law Seminars International Presents: Call from Anywhere for a One-Hour Expert Analysis by Phone on

City of Arlington v. FCC
Practical Implications of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision

June 6, 2013
Call in from Anywhere!
9-10 am Pacific / 12-1 pm Eastern

Who Should Call In

Attorneys, executives in the communications industry, local government representatives, and anyone involved in challenges to federal agency actions.

Why You Should Call In

On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court decided City of Arlington v. FCC, holding that an agency is eligible for Chevron deference even when interpreting the scope of its own jurisdiction. In what may be the most important administrative law ruling since Chevron, the Court rejected a challenge to the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) authority to establish a "shot clock" setting a time limit for local governments to process wireless facility siting applications. Although the case was a challenge to the FCC's declaratory ruling, the decision ultimately has broad implications for all federal agency actions.

This one-hour TeleBriefing will be presented by a panel that includes both Deputy General Counsel of the FCC and one of the attorneys for the cities that brought that challenge, as well as an attorney who represented wireless industry interests in the underlying rulemaking before the FCC. These experts will provide practical insights into the decision's impact on the communications industry and local governments as well as its broader implications for federal administrative law.

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

9:00 am

City of Arlington v. FCC

Introduction & Overview

T. Scott Thompson, Esq., Moderator, Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Washington, DC

FCC Perspective

Peter Karanjia, Esq., Deputy General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission / Washington, DC

Local Government Perspective

Joseph L. Van Eaton, Esq., Partner
Best Best & Krieger LLP / Washington, DC

10:00 am

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)



Individual rate: $150

Group rate: $100 per person attending on the same line

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact our office for more information.

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You may substitute another person at any time or receive a recording of the program (see If You Cannot Attend).

Our Distinguished Panel

T. Scott Thompson, Moderator, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, advises, lobbies, negotiates, and litigates on behalf of companies in the wireless and telecommunications industries, including representing clients in the FCC's Wireless Shot Clock proceeding. In addition, he has successfully litigated numerous cases to protect the rights of communications providers to deploy their networks and facilities.

Peter Karanjia is Deputy General Counsel at the FCC, with primary responsibility for representing the Commission in the courts and other litigation-related matters. Previously, he was Special Counsel to the Solicitor General of the State of New York. In that capacity, he argued and supervised appeals, including cases presenting First Amendment and Internet-related issues, before the federal and state courts.

Joseph L. Van Eaton is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP's Municipal Law practice group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Van Eaton specializes in representing municipalities on a broad range of communications issues in federal and state courts, before federal and state agencies, and at the negotiating table. He has helped communities develop wireline and wireless communications ordinances, negotiated franchises for cable and telecommunications service providers, assisted communities in developing their own communications networks, and successfully defended local government efforts to establish and operate municipally-owned systems.