Holland & Hart LLP | Chief Technology Officer, Juris Futura — Director of Innovation Lab
CableLabs — Vice President, Technology Policy
Rob Alderfer is vice president of technology policy at CableLabs. He brings sound science to bear in policy decisions by harnessing CableLabs’ technology expertise. Rob is responsible for CableLabs’ multinational technology policy and standards work, and he regularly provides guidance to board-level audiences across a range of strategic issues. His focus is empowering the industry to address technology policy matters of substantial strategic consequence.
Engaged in significant policy decisions for over 15 years, Rob helps shape the communications technology landscape. He has deep expertise in wireless spectrum and has facilitated the development of mobile and Wi-Fi technologies and services by bringing new spectrum to market. He sits on the board of Silicon Flatirons, the technology policy and innovation center of the University of Colorado. He has served as chair of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) program committee, the world’s foremost communications policy research conference.
Prior to joining CableLabs, Rob worked at the Federal Communications Commission where he guided United States wireless broadband policy as chief data officer of the agency’s wireless bureau. Previously, he shaped communications policy at the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and psychology from Wilfred Laurier University, a Master of Public Policy from Rutgers, and he has completed Strategy Beyond Markets, an executive course from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Kevin M. Bell
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP — Senior Associate
Cooley, LLP — Partner
Craig J. Brown
Lumen Technologies — Senior Associate General Counsel
Benjamin S. Fernandez
WilmerHale — Partner
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP — Partner
Silicon Flatitrons — Senior Fellow
Raymond Gifford is a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP where he counsels communications, electric and gas utilities, and information technology companies on state and federal aspects of regulation, administrative law, and competition policy. He is an expert in public utilities law, and the law and economics of regulation of network industries. He represents clients in state and federal courts and agencies, and serves as an expert witness on utility regulation and its history. Mr. Gifford’s law and policy work focuses on the convergence of broadband communications and energy, as well as competition and environmental policy as it applies to communications and electricity markets. Mr. Gifford served as President of The Progress & Freedom Foundation, a non-profit think-tank that studies the digital revolution as it relates to regulation of network industries. Before that, he served as Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. Mr. Gifford began his regulatory career as First Assistant Attorney General for Regulatory Law in the Colorado Attorney General’s office. He clerked for the Honorable Richard P. Matsch of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Mr. Gifford has authored a number of articles on communications law, public utility regulation and competition policy in network industries.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP — Partner
University of Colorado — Adjunct Faculty
Justin C. Konrad
Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC — Partner
Comcast Cable Corporation — Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs
University of Colorado — Director, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
DISH Network — Director, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs
Zayo Group, LLC — General Counsel
Andrew T. Pouzeshi
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Partner
Evan M. Rothstein
Arnold & Porter — Partner
Level 3 Communications, LLC — Former Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
David St. John-Larkin
Perkins Coie LLP — Partner
David St. John-Larkin earned his J.D. at the University of Colorado School of Law in 2003, and graduated magna cum laude from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. in computer science. While at CU, Dave was actively involved with Silicon Flatirons.
Dave is now an attorney at Merchant & Gould. His patent law background spans a wide range of technologies, including telecommunications, computer hardware and software, data communications and protocols, networking, digital and analog circuits, signal processing, and semiconductor technologies.
Dave continues his support of CU and Silicon Flatirons, and is a frequent participant in conferences and roundtable discussions. In addition, Dave is a mentor to a first year law student and a member of the Silicon Flatirons Advisory Board.