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March 29 Wednesday

A Conversation with Travis LeBlanc '03 – Net Neutrality, Cybersecurity, and Beyond

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 6:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Room 120
  • Open To The Public
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Join ACS, the Information Society Project, TechSoc, and YLBS for a conversation with Travis LeBlanc and BJ Ard at 6pm on March 29th in room 120. How will net neutrality fare in the new administration? What steps can be taken to safeguard it? What options does the administration have available to tear down the framework already built? Dinner will be served.

Travis was the Chief of the Federal Communication’s Enforcement Bureau under the Obama Administration. In the first year of his leadership, the FCC, in conjunction with other agencies, collected over $365 million in fines, settlements, and refunds. They took enforcement actions against corporations ranging from AT&T, to Comcast, Marriott, and ESPN. Travis previously served as a Senior Advisor to former California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and as a Special Assistant Attorney General, overseeing the state’s complex litigation and policy in technology, high-tech crime, antitrust, telecommunications, and more. He also served in the Obama Administration as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. Travis is now a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley.

BJ is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale Law School. His research focuses on the law’s response to technological change, with particular interests in intellectual property, private law, and the intersections between the two fields. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Yale Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to his doctoral studies, BJ served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson III of the Eleventh Circuit, an intellectual property litigator at Irell & Manella LLP, and a Thomson Reuters Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ACS, Information Society Project, TechSoc, YLBS