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CHRISTOPHER S. YOO is the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. He has emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on law and technology. His research focuses on how the principles of network engineering and imperfect competition can provide new insights into the regulation of the Internet. He testifies frequently before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and foreign regulatory authorities. Before entering the academy, Professor Yoo clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also practiced law with Hogan & Hartson under the supervision of now-Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and served as a professor at the Vanderbilt Law School. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the Anderson School at UCLA, and the Northwestern University School of Law.
NICOLE BLACK is a Director at MyCase.com , a cloud-based law practice management platform for the modern law firm and is of counsel to a Rochester, New York law firm. She is the author of the ABA book “Cloud Computing for Lawyers”, co-authors the ABA book “Social Media for Lawyers: the Next Frontier”, and co-authors “Criminal Law in New York”, a West-Thomson treatise. She writes a weekly column for the Daily Record, which is distributed nationally across Dolan Media’s newswire, publishes 3 blogs, and speaks regularly at conferences regarding the intersection of law and technology.
ADAM CANDEUB joined the Michigan State University Law faculty in fall 2004. He is also a Fellow with MSU’s Institute of Public Utilities, which is cosponsored by MSU College of Law. Prior to this position, he was an attorney-advisor for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the Media Bureau and previously in the Common Carrier Bureau, Competitive Pricing Division. His work at the FCC involved him in critical decisions in communications law. From 1998 to 2000, Professor Candeub was a litigation associate for the Washington D.C. firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, in the issues and appeals practice. He also has served as a corporate associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, also in Washington, D.C. Immediately following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, Professor Candeub was an articles editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He is well published in numerous law reviews. Professor Candeub’s scholarly interests focus on the intersection of regulation, economics, and communications law and policy. He also publishes in the area of criminal law and philosophy.
JONATHAN CAVE is Senior Research Fellow at RAND Europe and Senior Tutor in Economics at the University of Warwick. He is an applied game theorist with extensive experience in policy, regulation and law and economics, and degrees from Yale, Cambridge and Stanford. He has worked at the Federal Trade Commission and consulted widely with US, UK and European governments and business. He is active in a range of regulation-related areas of research and policy, including self- and co-regulation in telecommunications, content markets and the Internet of Things, the economics of cloud computing and the relation between innovation, privacy and security and competitiveness in Internet-related markets.
DANIEL CHOW is the Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs and the Joseph S. Platt-Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur Professor of Law at the Ohio State University. He writes and teaches in the areas of international business and trade, international intellectual property and the law of China. He is the author of several leading books and many articles in all of these areas. Professor Chow has testified several times before Congress and the United States International Trade Commission on intellectual property issues involving China.
PETER F. COWHEY is the Dean and Qualcomm Professor of Communications and Technology Policy at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego. In 2009, he served as Senior Counselor to Ambassador Kirk in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative where he advised on the agenda for trade policy while supervising multiple USTR offices. In the Clinton Administration he served as Senior Counselor and then Chief of the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission during its overhaul of its global competition policies and forging of a WTO agreement on telecommunications services.
Cowhey is former Director of the UC system’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and head of policy studies for the California Institute on Telecommunications and Information Technology.
Cowhey serves on the bi-national experts group appointed by the U.S. and Chinese Governments on innovation policy and was the Chief Policy Officer for the Aspen Institute’s International Digital Economy Accords project. He is also the chairman of the CONNECT Innovation Institute and Vice Chair of the California Council on Science and Technology. He serves on the boards of the Grameen Foundation and the Institute of the Americas. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Cowhey holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. His newest book is Transforming Global Information and Communications Markets: The Political Economy of Change (MIT Press, 2009).
DANIEL CRANE is professor of law at the University of Michigan and counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Warton & Garrison LLP. He has was previously professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cadozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, a visiting professor at NYU Law School, University of Chicago, and Haifa University, and a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He received his B.A. from Wheaton College, Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was member of the Law Review. His primary scholarship is in antitrust and law and economics. His work has appeared in many leading law journals, including the University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and the Texas Law Review. He is co-editor (with Eleanor Fox) of Antitrust Stories, co-author (with Eleanor Fox) of Global Issues in Antitrust and Competition Law, and author of The Insitutional Structure of Antitrust Enforcement. He has two additional books forthcoming shortly: Intellectual History of Competition Policy: Selected Readings (with Herbert Hovenkamp, Oxford University Press) and Antitrust: The Essentials (Aspen Press).
ROB FRIEDEN holds the Pioneers Chair and serves as Professor of Telecommunications and Law at Penn State University. Professor Frieden has written several books, most recently Winning the Silicon Sweepstakes: Can the United States Compete in Global Telecommunications, published by Yale University Press. Professor Frieden also has written over 70 articles in academic journals and provides biannual updates for All About Cable and Broadband (Law Journal Press).
Before accepting an academic appointment, Professor Frieden served as Deputy Director-International Relations for Motorola Satellite Communications, Inc. Professor Frieden also has held senior telecommunications policy making positions in the United State government. In the private sector, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., and served as Assistant General Counsel at PTAT System, Inc. where he handled corporate, transactional and regulatory issues for the nation’s first private undersea fiber optic cable company.
Professor Frieden holds a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania (1977) and a J.D. from the University of Virginia (1980).
JOHN HORRIGAN is Vice President and Director of the Media and Technology Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, whose mission is to study how emerging communications technologies can become avenues of advancement for the disadvantaged.
Before joining the Joint Center, Horrigan was Vice President for Policy and Research at TechNet, where he developed research characterizing the job impacts of mobile applications and wrote reports on progress on broadband adoption since the delivery of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). He has also served as a consultant for the Partnership for Connected Illinois.
In 2009-10, Horrigan was part of FCC Chairman Genachowski’s leadership team tasked with developing the NBP. In that capacity, he developed the research agenda for the “Inclusion” portion of the NBP and conducted the FCC’s first national survey on broadband adoption and usage. Before that, he spent nine years at the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
Horrigan received his Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A. in government and economics from the University of Virginia.
ELISA MARISCAL is President and Editor-in- Chief of Competition Policy International (CPI), which publishes a bi-annual academic journal, bi-monthly magazine, and its daily newsletter which covers antitrust and competition policy issues around the world.
Prior to this, Dr. Mariscal headed the Unilateral Conduct Investigations General Directorate at the Federal Competition Commission (CFC) of Mexico. In this role, she led one of the largest unilateral conduct investigations for the CFC into exclusive dealings and fidelity rebates programs. She participated in the CFC for more than 7 years holding different positions, including advisor to the Chairman, Deputy General Director of Economic Studies and Deputy General Director of International Affairs. She previously worked in economic consulting in the U.S. looking into antitrust, regulation and intellectual property issues in the US, Canada and Latin America.
Since 2006 she has been a visiting professsor of Economics and Law at CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas), and since 2012 a lecturer at ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), teaching courses in microeconomics, competition policy and regulation to both economists and lawyers. Dr. Mariscal received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
GREGORY L. ROSSTON is a Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Deputy Director of the Public Policy program at Stanford University. He is also a Lecturer in Economics and Public Policy at Stanford University where he teaches courses on competition policy and strategy, intellectual property, and writing and rhetoric. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee.
Dr. Rosston served as Deputy Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission working on the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and he helped to design and implement the first ever spectrum auctions in the United States. In 2011, he was Senior Economist for Transactions for the Federal Communications Commission focusing on the proposed AT&T – T-Mobile transaction. He co-chaired the Economy, Globalization and Trade committee for the 2008 Obama campaign and was a member of the Obama transition team focusing on economic agency review and energy policy.
Dr. Rosston received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and his A.B. with Honors in Economics from University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Rosston has written extensively on the application of economics to telecommunications issues. He has advised companies and governments regarding auctions in the United States and other countries and served as a consultant to various organizations including the World Bank and the Federal Communications Commission, and as a board member and advisor to high technology, financial, and startup companies in the areas of auctions, business strategy, antitrust and regulation. He also serves as an advisory board member for the Stanford Federal Credit Union, Sustainable Conservation, and the Nepal Youth Foundation.
GREG SIVINSKI is an Assistant General Counsel, Antitrust, for the Microsoft Corporation. Since joining Law and Corporate Affairs in 2003 after more than ten years at American Airlines, he has focused upon the regulation of competition in network industries, including computer operating systems, enterprise network software, and online services such as search and search advertising. He also handles M&A and JV regulatory matters within the LCA Antitrust Group, including the Microsoft/Skype and Microsoft/Yahoo! transactions. Greg also advises the LCA Intellectual Property Group on antitrust and regulatory law worldwide affecting the acquisition, ownership, and use of IPRs. Recent patent transactions include Novell, Nortel a/k/a “Rockstar,” and AOL. Other clients include the LCA Corporate Standards Group, which is responsible for Microsoft’s participation in, and policy initiatives concerning, standards setting organizations affecting the tech industry.
JOE WEINMAN is Senior Vice President, Telx, responsible for leading Telx’s fast-growing cloud services business development and strategy. He joined Telx® with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.
Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics, a rigorous, multidisciplinary analytical approach leveraging economics, behavioral economics, statistics, calculus, computational complexity theory, simulation, and system dynamics to characterize the sometimes counter-intuitive multi-dimensional business, financial, and user experience benefits of cloud computing and other on-demand, pay-per-use business models. He is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, available from John Wiley & Sons in August, 2012.
Mr. Weinman has been awarded 16 U.S. and international patents in areas such as line coding, simulation and workflow, consumer goods, wireless technologies, telecommunications, and distributed computing. He has more pending in cloud computing, homomorphic encryption, IP unicast/multicast error correction, Internet search results ranking algorithms, digital imaging, and software applications. He is also a recipient of the AT&T Architecture Award, the AT&T Patent Achievement Award, and multiple AT&T Distinguished Speaker Awards.
He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison respectively, and completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.