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November 6, 2017

Caitlin Shields appointed to Energy Law Journal Mentor Circle

Wilkinson Barker Knauer is pleased to announce attorney Caitlin Shields has been appointed to serve on the Energy Bar Association’s Energy Law Journal Mentor Circle for the 2017-2018 academic year. As a part of the program, Caitlin will work with student staff of the Energy Law Journal, providing advice and guidance on energy law and career paths. 
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November 1, 2017

Wilkinson Barker Knauer Named "Law Firm of the Year" in Communications Law for 2018 by U.S. News -- Best Lawyers

 We are thrilled to announce that WBK has once again earned the distinction of being named the “Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News –Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for Communications Law for 2018. This is the third time we have been honored with this title (and the only firm in the field to have achieved this status more than once – indeed now three times!). 
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October 18, 2017

WBK Attorney Caitlin Shields to Speak at CU Law Energy Symposium

 On Friday, October 20, WBK Attorney Caitlin Shields will be speaking at the Women in Energy Law and Regulation Conference, hosted by the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, Colorado. Caitlin’s panel will examine the utility resource planning process, with an emphasis on the history, evolution, and future of resource planning.  More information on the event can be found here.
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October 2, 2017

Enforcement Newsletter - October 2, 2017

David H. Solomon
This edition summarizes notable FCC-related enforcement matters since mid-July.  Questions or comments may be addressed to David H. Solomon at 202-383-3369 or  
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September 18, 2017

Former FCC Acting General Counsel Jennifer Tatel Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Tatel has joined the firm as a partner. Ms. Tatel will be focusing on media, privacy, and Internet policy. Ms. Tatel comes to WBK after serving as Acting General Counsel of the FCC. Previously, Ms. Tatel served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief of Staff of the FCC’s Office of General Counsel, maintaining primary responsibility for the development of all legal advice related to administrative law—communications, fraud, fiscal, procurement, and Freedom of Information Act law.

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September 16, 2017

WBK attorney Catilin Shields to testify before the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Corporations, Elections, and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee.

 WBK attorney Caitlin Shields will testify before the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Corporations, Elections, and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee on September 19 in Lander, Wyoming.  Caitlin’s testimony will focus on emerging issues in state and federal energy policy, the struggles of baseload power in organized power markets, and the drivers of utility consolidation and expansion across the country.  An agenda for the Committee Meeting is available here
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September 16, 2017

WBK Attorney Caitlin Shields to Sit on Panel Discussing Boulder's 2017 Ballot Initiatives

 WBK attorney Caitlin Shields will be featured on a panel hosted by Boulder Tomorrow on September 20 in Boulder, Colorado.  Caitlin will provide an analysis of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission’s recent decision in Boulder’s electric municipalization proceeding and summary of Boulder’s procedural path forward. The event will also include a discussion of Boulder’s November Ballot Measures and how they may impact the City’s business community.  Among the ballot issues up for a vote in the forthcoming November election, Boulder voters will consider three issues related to Boulder’s effort to form a City-owned and operated municipal electric utility.  More information about the event is available here.   
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September 7, 2017

Anne Swanson Authors Article on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for The Financial Manager

M. Anne Swanson
WBK's Anne Swanson authored an article entitled Thoroughly Modern Pai for the September/October issue of The Financial Manager that examines FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's actions to modernize the FCC's media rules. 
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September 1, 2017

Kathleen Abernathy Authors Article in the Federalist Society Review

Kathleen Q. Abernathy
Kathleen Abernathy authors an article in the Federalist Society Review entitled How to Regulate the Internet that traces the history of the FCC's approach to regulating the internet and favorably reports on the changes made by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. 
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Wilkinson Barker Knauer Proudly Announces Nineteen Attorneys Ranked as "Best Lawyers in America" for 2018

WBK is proud to announce that nineteen of our attorneys  have been ranked at the top of their profession for 2018 by The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review directory for attorneys! Congratulations to Bryan N. Tramont, Karol L. Newman, William F. Maher, Lawrence J. Movshin, Kenneth E. Satten, Kelly A. Donohue, Paul J. Sinderbrand, David D. Oxenford, Cheryl A. Tritt, L. Charles Keller, Raymond L. Gifford, Phillip R. Marchesiello, M. Anne Swanson, Adam D. Krinsky, David H. Solomon, Philip J. Roselli, Russell P. Hanser, Brian W. Murray, and James D. Albright! The attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 reflect the strength and depth of the firm’s areas of practice.
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