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18 January 2012
W&G Partners Kent Bressie and Patricia Paoletta Speak as Featured Participants at PTC ‘12 in Honolulu, Hawaii

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2012

 
Wiltshire & Grannis LLP ("W&G") partners Kent Bressie and Patricia Paoletta served as featured speakers and panelists in sessions at Pacific Telecommunications Council ("PTC") 2012—one of the world's premier telecommunications conferences—held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from January 15th to 18th, 2012. 

Kent spoke on two panels, addressing both the future of regulation of undersea fiber-optic cables (see presentation here) and the legal and policy issues associated with deploying scientific sensors on such cables (see presentation here).  Patricia spoke on the evolving regulatory framework for cognitive radio as part of a panel addressing whether and how regulations are driving disruption in telecommunications markets (see presentation here).

Kent is an expert on telecommunications regulation and international trade and investment and leads W&G's international practice.  He regularly represents undersea cable operators, wireline and wireless carriers, and infrastructure suppliers in all aspects of their businesses, including communications and environmental permitting, market access and foreign investment, national security and law enforcement, export controls and economic sanctions, and the law of the sea.

Patricia is well-known for her telecommunications and technology policy work and leads W&G's legislative practice.  Patricia regularly represents providers of international telecommunications, smart grid, mobile broadband, VoIP, public safety, and homeland security solutions before the FCC, Congress, and the Administration, providing them regulatory and policy advice.  

The Pacific Telecommunications Council (the organization) brings together members in over sixty countries to promote the development and use of telecommunications to improve the lives of people in the Pacific region.  PTC '12, PTC's 34th annual conference, continued this tradition by featuring industry workshops, roundtables, and panel discussions focused on the theme "Harnessing Disruption—Global, Mobile, Social, Local." 
 
More information about Kent may be found at:  www.wiltshiregrannis.com/bressie
More information about Patricia may be found at:  www.wiltshiregrannis.com/paoletta