Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Spectrum Valuation Issues in the Context of The FCC’s National Broadband Plan
Presented by the Transactional Practice Committee
The FCBA Transactional Practice Committee will be hosting a CLE on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:15 p.m. at Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC focusing on spectrum valuation issues. A key component of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan is to recapture spectrum that is presently allocated to other users, possibly through the use of incentive auctions. This CLE will discuss issues related to spectrum valuation and how they will impact the spectrum reclamation proposals contained in the National Broadband Plan.
This CLE will include two panels. This first panel will focus on currently used spectrum valuation methods and spectrum valuation issues addressed in the FCC’s National Broadband Plan. Panelists will discuss how the government and participants in past FCC auctions value spectrum, and spectrum valuation models that could potentially be used for incentive auctions. The second panel will focus on investors' perspectives on the market for spectrum and spectrum valuation issues.
For any questions related to this CLE seminar, please contact one of the FCBA Transactional Practice Committee co-chairs: Sally Buckman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mace Rosenstein (email@example.com), Michael Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Tarah Grant (email@example.com).
6:00 – 6:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Tarah Grant, Co-Chair, FCBA Transactional Practice Committee, Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP
6:05 – 7:00 p.m. Topic 1 – A Discussion of Currently Used Spectrum Valuation Methods and Spectrum Valuation Issues Addressed in the FCC’s National Broadband Plan
Michael Jones, Co-Chair, FCBA Transactional Practice Committee, Special Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Rebecca Hanson, Senior Advisor/Special Counsel to Chief, FCC Media Bureau
Mark Fratrik, Vice President, BIA/Kelsey
7:00 – 7:10 p.m. Break
7:10 – 8:00 p.m. Topic 2 – Investors’ Perspectives on the Market For Spectrum and Spectrum Valuation Issues
Mace Rosenstein, Co-Chair, FCBA Transactional Practice Committee, Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP
Kathleen Ham, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Robert Ott, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps Corp.
8:00 – 8:15 p.m. Questions and Answers