Law Seminars International Presents

An Important One Day Workshop on

The FCC's New Privacy Rules

How must telecom and VoIP providers comply?

October 29, 2007
Washington Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC
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Who Should Attend

Attorneys and executives in the telecommunications and cable industries; representatives of local government; landlords and large users of telecommunications services

Why Attend

Privacy concerns when using telecommunications and other media worry all of us today: be they over identity theft, pfishing, pretexting, electronic interceptions or other unwelcome intrusions into one's real and virtual personal space. In the wake of privacy scandals in the corporate boardroom and elsewhere, Congress, through recently enacted legislation, has addressed this concern. So has the FCC, through newly adopted rules concerning carrier treatment of "Customer Proprietary Network Information" ("CPNI"). While CPNI rules have been around for some time, they have taken on new impetus and a wider scope. In keeping with the FCC's focus on IP telephony and broadband, the agency has made all CPNI rules, old and new, applicable to interconnected VoIP service providers. This conference will give you a head start on understanding the FCC's new privacy rules and their enforcement, how they will affect carriers and other providers, their treatment in corporate transactions and bankruptcies, and the outlook for their survival on appeal. ~ Program Co-Chairs: William B. Baker, Esq. and Walt Sapronov, Esq.

What You Will Learn

* The FCC's new CPNI rules * CPNI, privacy law compliance, and FCC enforcement * Structuring telecom transactions to comply with new privacy rules * CPNI reconsideration * Treatment of CPNI under the new bankruptcy code * Ist Amendment and other challenges to the CPNI rules


Monday, October 29, 2007

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Overview of the FCC's New CPNI Rules
  What is Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI)? How are the FCC's new CPNI rules different? How are they related to federal pretexting legislation? How must telecom and VoIP providers comply?
  William B. Baker, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Wiley Rein LLP / Washington, DC
  Walt Sapronov, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Sapronov & Associates, P.C. / Atlanta, GA
10:00 am Break
10:15 am CPNI, Privacy Law Compliance, and FCC Enforcement
  CPNI in the context of U.S. privacy law; private actions, penalties, remedies and consequences for non-compliance; FCC enforcement measures
  Frank G. Lamancusa, Esq.
Bingham McCutchen LLP / Washington, DC
  Marcy Greene, Esq., Deputy Chief Enforcement Bureau, Telecommunications Consumers Division
Federal Communications Commission / Washington, DC
11:30 am Structuring Telecom Transactions to Comply with New Privacy Rules
  Impact on marketing, sales agency, joint ventures, and other deals; restriction on CPNI sharing with subcontractors and joint ventures; new CPNI complications for telecom mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing and MVNO arrangements
  Walt Sapronov, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Sapronov & Associates, P.C. / Atlanta, GA
  C.M. Toke Vandervoort, Esq., Senior Counsel Technology & Privacy
XO Communications / Reston, VA
12:15 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm CPNI Reconsideration
  Discussion of the petitions asking the FCC to reconsider portions of an order it adopted in March: Who is asking for what and what are their prospects?
  Douglas G. Bonner, Esq., Moderator
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP / Washington, DC
  Christopher Guttman-McCabe, VP, Regulatory Affairs
CTIA / Washington, DC
  Walter E. Steimel, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP / Washington, DC
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Treatment of CPNI under the New Bankruptcy Code
  CPNI and other personally identifiable information as property of the telecom debtor's estate; role of privacy ombudsman; creditors' access to CPNI
  Robert J. Butler, Esq.
Wiley Rein LLP / McLean, VA
3:45 pm Will the FCC's New Privacy Rules Survive?
  First Amendment and other challenges to the CPNI rules; opt-in vs. opt-out consent; precedent of FCC reversal in Qwest Corporation v. FCC; will this time be different?
  Mark Del Bianco, Esq.
Law Office of Mark Del Bianco / Kensington, MD
  Marc Rotenberg, Esq., Executive Director
Electronic Privacy Information Center / Washington, DC
5:00 pm Evaluations and Adjourn


Regular tuition for this program is $695 with a group rate of $620 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $545. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $347.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2007. After that time, we will credit your tuition toward attendance at another program or the purchase of a Homestudy. There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders.

Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for 6.5 VA CLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


The workshop will be held at the Washington Marriott Hotel at 1221 22nd Street NW, in Washington, DC 20037. Call the hotel directly at (202) 872-1500 for reservations at the special negotiated rate of $229 and mention that you are attending a Law Seminars International workshop. Rooms are on a first come, first served basis.
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If You Cannot Attend

Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a VHS or DVD recording and the written course materials, is available for $705. The written 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 (whichever is later).
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Faculty Bios

William B. Baker, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Wiley Rein LLP who advises a broad range of clients on domestic and international privacy and security law. He currently co-chairs the E-Privacy Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Science and Technology.

Walt Sapronov, Program Co-Chair, of Sapronov & Associates PC, represents enterprise, service provider and other clients in telecommunications and broadband transactions and regulation. He is named in the "International Who's Who of Telecom Lawyers."

Douglas G. Bonner is a partner in Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP's Internet, Communications & Data Protection Group, focusing on regulatory issues relating to all communications services and the Internet. He represents wireline and wireless carriers, communications license holders and their financial investors, and is listed in Chambers USA.

Robert J. Butler is a partner in the Communications and Privacy Practices of Wiley Rein LLP. He counsels technology companies and other clients in connection with bankruptcy reorganizations, the interplay of the Bankruptcy Code with laws governing regulated industries and e-commerce business transactions. He co-chairs the Telecommunications and Mass Media Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Science and Technology Law.

Mark Del Bianco of the Law Office of Mark Del Bianco helps clients expand their businesses and take advantage of the opportunities created by the emergence of new technologies and competition. He focuses on negotiations of communications end-user agreements, Internet-related contracts, acquisitions, financing, and regulatory matters.

Marcy Greene is Deputy Chief of the Telecommunications Consumers Division in the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau. She oversees enforcement actions concerning consumer-related issues including customer proprietary network information, slamming, cramming, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and VoIP e911 implementation.

Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at CTIA, has worked on a wide range of issues involving regulatory mandates and homeland security. He coordinates the association's regulatory policy advocacy.

Frank G. Lamancusa, Of Counsel in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology group of Bingham McCutchen LLP, represents communication clients in enforcement, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution-related matters and appears regularly before governmental enforcement entities. Previously he served in the FCC's Enforcement Bureau and with the Telecommunications Task Force at the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division.

Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, teaches privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center. He has testified before Congress on access to information, encryption policy, consumer protection, computer security and communications privacy. He chairs the American Bar Association's Committee on Privacy and Information Protection.

Walter E. Steimel, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, focuses his practice on communications, information technology and high-technology issues, First and Fifth Amendment problems, privacy and intellectual property. He represents new entrants and competitive enterprises in the communications, information technology and e-commerce marketplace.

C.M. Tokė Vandervoort is Senior Counsel for Technology and Privacy at XO Communications. She focuses on legal matters and commercial transactions related to the IP, IT, engineering, Internet and hosting concerns. As Chief Privacy Officer, she is also responsible for privacy and data security policy, and enforcement and compliance matters.