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AT&T/T-Mobile Workshop: Presenter Bios for July 8, 2011

On July 8, 2011, the CPUC will host a workshop on the proposed AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile, with the topic facilities-based competition issues, with a particular focus on special access backhaul, lease and other contract arrangements, spectrum issues, interconnection, roaming, and related issues.

Allen Hammond - Santa Clara University 

Professor Allen Hammond IV holds the Phil and Bobbie Sanfilippo Chair at Santa Clara University and is director of the Law and Public Policy Program at SCU’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society. A professor at Santa Clara Law since 1998, he currently serves as director of the Broadband Institute of California. He is the author of many articles and the editor, with Barbara S. Cherry and Stephen S. Wildman, of Making Universal Service Policy: Enhancing the Process Through Multidisciplinary Evaluation (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999).  Professor Hammond teaches Telecommunications Law and Contracts.

His prior positions include: attorney at the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy and program manager at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (1977-79); general counsel for WJLA-TV (1979-82); consultant and lecturer at Howard University (1982-83); visiting associate professor at Syracuse University College of Law (1983-85); senior attorney at the Media Access Project (1983-85); senior attorney at MCI Communications Corporation/Satellite Business Systems (1985-87); associate general counsel at MCI Communications Corporation (1988-89); associate director and later director of New York Law School's Communications Media Center; and associate professor and later professor of Law at New York Law School (1989-1997).

Mark Lemley - Stanford

Director, Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology; Director, LLM Program in Law, Science & Technology; Faculty Co-Director, Transatlantic Technology Law Forum

Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, and the Director of Stanford's LLM Program in Law, Science and Technology. He teaches intellectual property, computer and Internet law, patent law, and antitrust. He is the author of seven books (most in multiple editions) and 119 articles on these and related subjects, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust. His works have been reprinted throughout the world, and translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, and Danish. He has taught intellectual property law to federal and state judges at numerous Federal Judicial Center and ABA programs, has testified seven times before Congress and numerous times before the California legislature, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Modernization Commission on patent, trade secret, antitrust and constitutional law matters, and has filed numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and the federal circuit courts of appeals. He has been named California Lawyer's Attorney of the Year (2005), Best Lawyers’ San Francisco IP Lawyer of the Year (2010), and a Young Global Leader by the Davos World Economic Forum (2007). In 2009 he received the California State Bar’s inaugural IP Vanguard award. In 2002 he was chosen Boalt's Young Alumnus of the Year. He has been recognized as one of the top 50 litigators in the country under 45 by the American Lawyer (2007), one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the nation by the National Law Journal (2006), one of the 10 most admired attorneys in IP (2010) by IP360, one of the 25 most influential people in IP (2010) by the American Lawyer, one of the top intellectual property lawyers in California (2003, 2007, 2009, 2010), and one of the 100 most influential lawyers in California (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008) by the Daily Journal, among other honors.

Mark is a founding partner of Durie Tangri LLP. He litigates and counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and Internet law. He has argued six Federal appellate cases and numerous district court cases, and represented clients including Comcast, Genentech, Google, Grokster, Hummer Winblad, Impax, Intel, NetFlix, Palm, TiVo, and the University of Colorado Foundation in 75 cases in nearly two decades as as lawyer.


Roger Noll - Stanford

Roger G. Noll is professor of economics emeritus at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, where he directs the Program in Regulatory Policy. Noll also is a Senior Fellow and member of the Advisory Board at the American Antitrust Institute, and a member of the Advisory Board of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center on Regulation.

Noll received a B.S. with honors in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph. D. in economics from Harvard University. Prior to coming to Stanford, Noll was a Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Institute Professor of Social Science and Chair of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. He also won a Guggenheim Fellowship, the annual book award of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, the Rhodes Prize for undergraduate education, the Distinguished Service Award of the Public Utilities Research Center, and the Distinguished Lecturer Award by the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies.

Noll is the author or co-author of twelve books and over three hundred articles and reviews. Noll's primary research interests include technology policy; antitrust, regulation and privatization policies in both advanced and developing economies; the economic approach to public law (administrative law, the judiciary, and statutory interpretation); and the economics of sports and entertainment.

George Ford - Phoenix Center

George S. Ford is a co-founder of the Phoenix Center and currently serves as its Chief Economist.
Dr. Ford is a prolific scholar, and has published numerous papers in leading academic journals such as APPLIED ECONOMICS, the QUARTERLY REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, JOURNAL OF REGULATORY ECONOMICS, KYKLOS, the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS LAW JOURNAL, COMMLAW CONSPECTUS, the JOURNAL OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS, THE NYU JOURNAL OF LAW AND BUSINESS, HASTINGS COMMUNICATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE ECONOMICS OF BUSINESS, and the YALE JOURNAL OF REGULATION. Dr. Ford is ranked in the top 1% of authors listed overall with the Social Science Research Network ("SSRN"). Dr. Ford has also offered testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives and various state legislatures and public service commissions.

Prior to joining the Phoenix Center full time, Dr. Ford was the Chief Economist of Strategic Policy and Planning at Z-Tel Communications. Z-Tel was a start-up telecommunications provider headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Ford was responsible for performing and evaluating economic analyses pertaining to Z-Tel's strategic plans and public policy positions. Prior to joining Z-Tel, Dr. Ford was Senior Economist at MCI-Worldcom.  Prior to joining WorldCom, Dr. Ford served as a Senior Economist in the Federal Communications Commission's Competition Division.

Dr. Ford received his Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University where his research focused on the nature of competition in the cable television industry.


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