Russell Frisby to Present on Reverse Pre-Emption at Regulatory Utility Conference
Stinson Leonard Street LLP partner Russell Frisby is presenting at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners 129th Annual Meeting and Education Conference Nov. 12-15, 2017 at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.
Russell is part of the "State Reverse Pre-emption" panel discussion. Federal law allows states that choose to do so to regulate pole attachments and rights-of-way access (the “reverse preemption”). Regulating attachments and rights-of-way access are critical in deploying new technology and facilities needed to provide mobile service, 4G today, and 5G in the near future. The attachment of these new technologies and facilities, in turn, raises issues concerning information on local topography and conditions, public policy, health impacts, and the economics of deployments. The panelists will discuss reverse pre-emption and the policies and solutions needed to address the concerns being raised.
Russell is a partner in the firm's Washington, DC Office and co leader of the firm's Telecommunications practice group. His practice focuses on regulatory and corporate matters affecting entities in the communications, energy and technology areas. He represents clients in administrative proceedings, litigation and advocacy efforts, and provides strategic and corporate advice. He has represented clients in matters before the Administration, the U.S. Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Energy, the Federal Trade Commission, state utility commissions, state legislatures and federal courts.
For more information on the conference, or to register, visit the NARUC's website.