April 8, 2022

12PM - 3PM EST

Virtual

The Federal Communications Law Journal is excited to present our 2022 Symposium on Digital Decisions.  This year’s theme captures the ways in which various challenges presented by digital platforms and emerging technologies interact with one another.  Please click here to join the webinar. 

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Federal Communications Law Journal is excited to present our 2022 Symposium on Digital Decisions.

 

12PM

Opening Remarks

 

12:20 PM

 TECH REGULATION & TRENDS 

 
“Designing Digital Regulation: Lessons from the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority”
 
This presentation examines the approach taken by the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to address competition policy issues posed by the emergence of large information services platforms.  The paper describes how the CMA has sought to develop the expertise and policy tools needed to respond to what are proving to be uniquely difficult regulatory challenges. The paper suggests lessons from the UK’s experience for regulators in the United States and other jurisdictions.

 

 William Kovacic

Director, Competition Law Center at GW Law

Former Chair, Federal Trade Commission

 

1:05 PM

Break

 

1:15 PM

 TECH, TRUST, AND ACCOUNTABILITY
A panel discussion to be moderated by:

 

 Chris Frascella

FCLJ and GW Alum

Fellow, Electronic Privacy Information Center

 

Featuring:

 

Tamra Moore

Partner, King & Spalding

 

Alka Roy

Founder,  Responsible Innovation Project and RI Labs

Faculty, UC Berkeley

 

Dr. Mistale Taylor

Trilateral Research and Public International Law & Policy Group

 

Jennifer Huddleston

Policy Counsel, NetChoice

 
Neil Chilson
Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation at Stand Together

 

2:45 PM

Closing Remarks

 

Questions? Contact: fcljsymposium@law.gwu.edu.

William E. Kovacic

Before joining the law school in 1999, William E. Kovacic was the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law. From January 2006 to October 2011, he was a member of the Federal Trade Commission and chaired the agency from March 2008 to March 2009. He was the FTC’s General Counsel from June 2001 to December 2004. In 2011 he received the FTC’s Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime Achievement. 

Since August 2013, Professor Kovacic has served as a Non-Executive Director with the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority. From January 2009 to September 2011, he was Vice-Chair for Outreach for the International Competition Network. He has advised many countries and international organizations on antitrust, consumer protection, government contracts, and the design of regulatory institutions. 

At GW, Professor Kovacic has taught antitrust, contracts, and government contracts. He is co-editor (with Ariel Ezrachi) of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement. His publications since returning to GW in 2011 include “Good Agency Practice and the Implementation of Competition Law” in European Yearbook of International Economic Law (Christoph Hermann ed. 2013); “Antitrust in High-Tech Industries: Improving the Federal Antitrust Joint Venture” in George Mason Law Review (2012); “Behavioral Economics: Implications for Regulatory Agency Behavior” in Journal of Regulatory Economics (2012) (with James Cooper); “Competition Agency Design: What’s on the Menu?” in European Competition Journal (2012) (with David Hyman); “Plus Factors and Agreement in Antitrust Law” in Michigan Law Review (2011) (with Robert Marshall, Leslie Marx & Halbert White); “Ensuring Integrity and Competition and Public Procurement Markets: A Dual Challenge for Good Governance” in The WTO Regime on Government Procurement: Challenge and Reform (Sue Arrowsmith & Robert Anderson, eds. 2011) (with Robert Anderson & Anna Caroline Mueller); “The International Competition Network: Its Past, Current, and Future Role” inMinnesota Journal of International Law (2011) (with Hugh Hollman); “The William Humphrey and Abram Myers Years: The FTC from 1925 to 1929” in Antitrust Law Journal (2011) (with Marc Winerman); Professor Kovacic also is co-author (with Andrew Gavil & Jonathan Baker) of Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy (2d ed. 2008) and Antitrust Law & Economics in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2004) (with Ernest Gellhorn & Stephen Calkins).

 

Christopher Frascella

Chris Frascella is EPIC’s Law Fellow in Telephone Subscriber Privacy. His work focuses on robocalls and data brokers. He is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where he was Senior Notes Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal and was instrumental to GWU joining the Public Interest Technology University Network. During law school, Chris interned at several consumer protection agencies, as well as at the DOJ’s Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy & Social Policy from American University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University.

Alka Roy is a Bay Area innovator, technologist and leadership expert who is on a quest to shake up the future of leadership and technology. She is a keynote speaker, lecturer and advisor who is passionate about helping leaders lead with delight, responsibility and clarity to make awesome products, technology and organizations for the well-being of a wider and wider set of people. 
 

Alka Roy

Alka is a product and technology leader who has built and  launched over 100+ Wireless, Cloud & Conversational AI products working with startups and Fortune 500 companies and is the founder of RI Labs and The Responsible Innovation Project where she works with global leaders, researchers and founders to build a framework and lens for  navigating  emerging tech and innovation responsibly and with delight. Her framework has been covered by Forbes and her online courses on Ethics in AI & Data Science and 5G & AI for the Linux Foundation have been accessed globally in over 48 (verify) regions. She has taught  Responsible Innovation for Entrepreneurs, Tech Makers & Business Leaders at University of Berkeley, holds patents for policy and security frameworks, mentors extensively and has served on advisory boards for startups, industry groups and nonprofits. 

 

In addition to Computer Science & Electrical Engineering degree, Alka also holds an MFA in creative writing & literature, dabbles in poetry and dance and is a recipient of the Rising Star, National Women of Color in Technology Outstanding Contribution Award and was named 2022 Top 100 Women in AI & Ethics. Two questions preoccupy her: How will we design our future? And how will that design, design us?

 

Tamra Moore

Tamra Moore is a partner in the Government Matters practice at King & Spalding, where she focuses on government-facing litigation and investigations on behalf of clients in the life sciences and healthcare industries.  She also leverages her knowledge of artificial intelligence governance frameworks and policies to counsel clients regarding AI governance, best practices, and potential risks associated with machine learning and other predictive learning technologies. 

 

Prior to joining King & Spalding, she was a senior litigation counsel at a global technology and defense company, where she managed all facets of a diverse docket of complex litigation and other disputes. In her in-house position she also worked closely with a cross-functional team of engineers and data scientists to develop and operationalize an artificial intelligence (AI) governance framework for the corporate enterprise.

 

Tamra also has significant public sector experience.  She spent more than a decade as a senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, where she defended the United States and its federal agencies in challenges to federal regulations, policies, and programs of significant.  She also has served as senior counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and as staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

 

Earlier in her career, Tamra served as a law clerk to the Hon. Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and as a law clerk to the Hon. Ronald R. Lagueux of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.  She is a graduate of Boston College Law School and Brown University.

 

Jennifer Huddleston

As policy counsel for NetChoice, Jennifer analyzes technology-related legislative issues at both the state and federal level. Her portfolio and research interest include issues related to data privacy, antitrust, online content moderation including Section 230, transportation innovation, and the regulatory state. She is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

 

Before joining NetChoice, Jennifer served as the Director of Technology and Innovation Policy for the American Action Forum and a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center. Her academic writing has been published in the Colorado Technology Law Journal, the Oklahoma Law Review, and the George Mason University Law Review. She has appeared on CNBCFoxBusiness, and CSPAN as well as local television and radio outlets to discuss technology-related issues and her opinion commentary has appeared in a wide-range of outlets including SlateMorning Consult, the Chicago Tribune, and Business Insider. She has also testified before Congress and state legislatures.

 

Jennifer Huddleston has a BA in political science from Wellesley College and a JD from the University of Alabama School of Law.

 

Dr. Mistale Taylor

Dr. Mistale Taylor is Counsel at Public International Law & Policy Group and an Associate Research Manager at Trilateral Research.  She conducts research into emerging technologies as they relate to law, ethics, and society.  Her areas of interest include public international law, international human rights law, and data protection law.  Mistale is an Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College in Brussels, where she teaches IT law and public international law.  She is also a Fellow of the academic research center the Brussels Privacy Hub. In 2018, she defended her PhD, entitled Transatlantic Jurisdictional Conflicts in Data Protection Law: How the Fundamental Right to Data Protection Conditions the European Union’s Exercise of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, at Utrecht University. 

Neil Chilson is a lawyer, computer scientist, and author of the recent book, “Getting Out of Control: Emergent Leadership in a Complex World.” As Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation at Stand Together, he guides efforts to understand and promote the legal and cultural paradigms that best enable people to discover, innovate, and improve all our lives.

 

Neil Chilson

Neil is the former Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission, where he focused on the economics of privacy and blockchain-related issues. Previously, he was an attorney advisor to Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen. In both roles he advised Chairman Ohlhausen and worked with staff on nearly every major technology-related case, report, workshop, or other FTC proceeding since January 2014. Neil joined the FTC from telecom firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer.

 

Neil is frequently quoted by the press and his work has appeared in numerous news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USAToday, and Newsweek.

Neil has a J.D. from The George Washington Law School, a M.S. in computer science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in computer science from Harding University.

Authors may submit articles to be considered for publication in the FCLJ Symposium Issue (Vol. 75) FCLJ encourages submissions of about or under 20 pages but does not have a page minimum or limit.

 

Contact: Brittany Gault, fcljsymposium@law.gwu.edu.