Law Seminars International Presents

Wi-Fi Implementation & Dealmaking

An intensive conference devoted exclusively to the business and regulatory issues in this growing industry

June 7 & 8, 2004
Sheraton Reston Hotel in Reston, VA
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Who Should Order Homestudy

Attorneys, industry executives and decision makers involved in Wi-Fi installation, implementation or dealmaking

Why Order

"As the telecommunications industry struggles to find its footing, one of the few strong sectors in innovation and revenue growth since the market downturn has been in Wi-Fi technology. Is this phenomenon an anomaly in the telecommunications landscape, or does wireless LAN represent a new, self-sustaining and robust vertical industry? Who are the players working to deploy this niche offering and what are the business models for success? How does Wi-Fi fit in with other wireless applications, like Bluetooth, ultrawideband and Wi Max? This conference is your chance to interact with and learn from transactional, regulatory and corporate lawyers, as well as investment bankers, engineers and technical consultants to help you advise your clients on the potentials and strategies for Wi-Fi technologies. The conference will feature not only leading legal practitioners in the field, but decision-makers from government agencies, equipment and software suppliers and carriers with a stake in the creation of Wi-Fi networks and how they will coexist with other forms of wireless communications technology." ~ Program Co-Chairs: Russell Fox, Esq. and Stefan M. Lopatkiewicz, Esq.

What You Will Learn

-The What and Why of Wi-Fi - The Relationship between Wi-Fi and OtherTechnologies - Where Wi-Fi Fits into theRegulatory Structure forTelecommunications and Internet Services - The Nuts and Bolts of a Wi-Fi Installation - Good and Bad Wi-Fi Revenue Models - The Critical Question ofSecurity - Special Issues Arising from Government Involvement in Wi-Fi Projects - Pushing the Envelope inWi-Fi Solutions - HotSpot ContractNegotiating Workshop

Agenda

Monday, June 07, 2004

8:30 am The What & Why of Wi-Fi
  Basic concepts; how the technology evolved; a guide to common terminology and acronyms
  Russell Fox, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. / Washington, DC
  Stefan M. Lopatkiewicz, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Dorsey & Whitney LLP / Washington, DC
9:15 am The Relationship between Wi-Fi and Other Technologies
  How Wi-Fi relates to cellular; UWB, Wi-Max, Bluetooth and other competitive or interconnec-tive services (with more terminology and acronyms)
  David Jeppsen, Vice President Business Development and Public Affairs
NTT DoCoMo USA / Washington, DC
  How Wi-Fi relates to cellular; UWB, Wi-Max, Bluetooth and other competitive or interconnective services (with more terminology and acronyms)
  Andrew D. Roscoe, President and Founder
ForceNine Consulting / Washington, DC
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Where Wi-Fi Fits into the Regulatory Structure for Telecommunications and Internet Services
  Wi-fi as a telecommunications service: What federal and state regulations apply to what Wi-Fi services; what reglations apply to back hand traffc from the local access point; applicability of access charges to Wi-Fi services
  Kenneth R Carter, Esq., Counsel/ Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis
Federal Communications Commission / Washington, DC
  Wi-Fi as an Internet access service; what obligation and potential liability do you assume; what regulations apply?
  Paul G. Madison, Esq.
Kelley Drye / Vienna, VA
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15 pm The Nuts & Bolts of a Wi-Fi Installation
  Picking the right technology; service compatibility and comparability under 802.11a (5ghz), 802.11b (2.4 ghz) and the coming 802.11g
  Tony Kobrinetz, VP and General Manager
Motorola Canopy / Schaumburg, IL
  RF Interference: Good citizenship, legal obligations, and dispute resolution for users of shared spectrum (When do you need to look before transmitting?)
  Wendy M. Creeden, Esq.
Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman LLP / Washington, DC
  Interconnection and roaming agreements: Establishing and managing your connection to the Internet
  Doane F. Kiechel, Esq.
Morrison & Foerster LLP / Washington, DC
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Show Me the $$$
  Good and bad Wi-Fi revenue models; common patterns in valuing and struc-turing Wi-Fi financing deals; tips for identifying the best sources of capital
  Gordon R. Caplan, Esq.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher / New York, NY
  Good and bad Wi-Fi revenue models; common patterns in valuing and structuring Wi-Fi financing deals; tips for identifying the best sources of capital
  Jay Koh, Esq.
The Carlyle Group / San Francisco, CA
4:15 pm The Critical Question of Security
  Potential liability for security breaches and legal strategies for maximizing or managing your exposure
  James J. Halpert, Esq.
Piper Rudnick LLP / Washington, DC
5:00 pm Reception for Faculty and Participants Sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Mintz, Levin, Cohen, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

8:30 am Introduction and Overview
  Russell Fox, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. / Washington, DC
  Stefan M. Lopatkiewicz, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Dorsey & Whitney LLP / Washington, DC
8:45 am Special Issues Arising from Government Involvement in Wi-Fi Projects
  Municipalities with wi-fi initiatives: cities and other public entities are seeing the value of providing access to citizens and tourists; in addition to free messaging, cities are exploring other applications
  Paul N. Smolen
Fox Smolen & Associates / Austin, TX
  Procurement processes for public agencies
  Paul McQuade, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP / McLean, VA
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Pushing the Envelope
  The challenge of designing service packages for a global reach
  Linda M. Wellstein, Esq.
Wellstein Steel & Associates International, LLC / Arlington, VA
  Wi-Fi as a broadband solution in rural communities and developing areas
  Charles Glass, Telecommunications SpecialistOffice of Spectrum Management
U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIA / Washington, DC
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm Hot Spot Contract Negotiating Workshop
  Key contract elements for location owners seeking service providers
  David E. Bronston, Esq.
Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP / New York, NY
  Key contract elements for service providers seeking good locations
  Maria T. Browne, Esq.
Cole, Raywid & Braverman LLP / Washington, DC
3:30 pm Adjourn

Cancellation

There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders

Continuing Education Credits

Law Seminars International self-certifies CLE credits for Washington, California, and Alaska. For other locations, we automatically seek CLE credit approval for the state in which a seminar is held. On request, we will apply for credits from other bar associations or the accrediting bodies for other professions. The current credits status for this program is VA CLE 12 (#R02433) | CA MCLE 12 | FL CLE 14 (#4065 4) |GA CLE 11.8 | NC CLE 11.75 (#6) | NY CLE 14 (0 ethics, non-transitional) | OH CLE 11.75 (#000142610) | PA CLE 11.5 (#61380) | TX CLE 11.75 (#000065660) | WA CLE (#119027) 11.75

Cost

Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a VHS or DVD recording and the written course materials, is available for $905. The course materials alone are available for $100. We will ship your homestudy order via UPS ground within two weeks after the seminar or the date we receive payment (which ever is later).
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Faculty Bios

Russell Fox, Program Co-Chair, is a member at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. He has extensive experience evaluating wireless telecommunications opportunities, structuring transactions involving the purchase, financing, or sale of wireless telecommunications systems, handling regulatory and legislative matters before Federal and State authorities, and dealing with licensing matters before the Federal Communications Commission.

Stefan M. Lopatkiewicz, Program Co-Chair, Practices in the areas of domestic and international telecommunications with emphasis on satellite and terrestrial wireless services. Provides a broad range of commercial services to companies engaged in telecommunications market, including the negotiation of acquisitions, joint ventures and service agreements, and conduct of specialized due diligence activities. Practices before the Federal Communications Commission (particularly the International and Wireless Bureaus), the International Telecommunications Union, and various state public utility commissions.

Gordon R. Caplan is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP where he specializes in technology and telecommunications related corporate matters, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.

David E. Bronston is a partner with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen LLP in its New York office. He was formerly General Counsel to the New York Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications where he was responsible for the cityís broadband telecommunications and cable television franchises.

Maria T. Browne is a partner at Cole, Raywid & Braverman and is considered one of the countryís leading experts on commercial leased access. Her experience also encompasses a broad array of other areas, including satellite cable network programming issues, local franchising of cable and telecommunications providers among several others.

Kenneth R. Carter is Counsel for Business and Economics in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission. His role is to assist the Commission in developing a strategic plan identifying short- and long-term policy objectives for the agency, particularly involving those issues which cross traditional industry and institutional boundaries. He is a member of the FCCís Spectrum Policy Task Force and a coauthor of the widely-circulated OSP Working Paper #39, Unlicensed and Unshackled. Mr. Carter is also on the Program Committee of the Thirty Second Annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC). Between 1998 and 2002, Mr. Carter was the Deputy Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) at Columbia University, a leading academic research institute focusing on telecommunications economics, policy, and strategy. He was graduated from Colgate University with a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies: Japan. He holds a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School. Mr. Carter lives in Arlington, VA with his new bride, Liz.

Charles Glass is the Telecommunications Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the Office of Spectrum Management. He is responsible for coordinating the U.S. Federal Government responses at international radio communications meetings on issues relating to fixed systems and Wireless Access.

James J. Halpert is a partner in the E-Commerce and Privacy and Intellectual Property practices of Piper Rudnick LLP and helps to manage the firmís Government Affairs Practice Group. He has helped to negotiate and draft many of the U.S. laws that apportion liability and government surveillance power on the Internet.

David Jeppsen is Vice President of Business Development and Public Affairs for NTT DoCoMo USA where he manages relationships with the US government, including the Administration, Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Commerce. Previously, he was Regional Director of Public Affairs for Lucent Technologies.

Doane F. Kiechel, a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, is a member of the firmís Telecommunications Group. He represents PCS, cellular, LMDS, SMR and paging service providers before the FCC. In recent years, he has advised a broad range of participants in the federal spectrum auctions.

Tony Kobrientz is Vice President and General Manager of Motorola Canopy Wireless Broadband Products. With over 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Kobrientz has held key leadership positions at Motorola in mobile telephony, wireless area networks, cellular telecommunications and telematics.

Paul G. Madison is a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and focuses his practice on telecommunication with a special emphasis on wireless communications. His practice has encompassed a wide variety of matters before the FCC, state public utility commission and the federal courts.

Paul McQuade, a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, is a member of the firmís Intellectual Property and Technology, Media and Telecommunications Groups. He is a patent attorney with 20 years of experience in intellectual property law and government contracts.

Andrew D. Roscoe is the President and Founder of ForceNine Consulting. He has 20 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry analyzing technology, markets, and finance. Mr. Roscoe was formerly President and CEO of the Strategis Group, a leading telecommunications publishing and consulting firm.

Paul N. Smolen focuses his consulting practice on telecommunications regulation and infrastructure development. Paul also assists clients with power purchasing and load management in restructured electric markets.

Linda M. Wellstein, Founder of Wellstein Steel & Associates International, LLC, has extensive telecommunications transactions, regulatory, policy and commercial experience. Formerly, a member at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, she also was the Managing Partner of the firmís Latin America and Caribbean office.