Our Team

Jason Adaska
Director of Innovation Lab, Holland & Hart LLP | Chief Technology Officer, Juris Futura
Rob Alderfer
Vice President, Technology Policy, CableLabs
Kevin M. Bell
Senior Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Keith Berets
Partner, Cooley, LLP
Craig J. Brown
Senior Associate General Counsel, Lumen Technologies
Benjamin S. Fernandez
Partner, WilmerHale
Raymond Gifford
Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Jason Haislmaier
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Clay James
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Justin C. Konrad
Partner, Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC
Jon Lehmann
Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Comcast Cable Corporation
Daniel Massey
Director, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, University of Colorado
Alison Minea
Director, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, DISH Network
Mike Mooney
General Counsel, Zayo Group, LLC
Andrew T. Pouzeshi
Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Evan M. Rothstein
Partner, Arnold & Porter
John Ryan
Former Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Level 3 Communications, LLC
David St. John-Larkin
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Jason Adaska

Holland & Hart LLP | Chief Technology Officer, Juris Futura — Director of Innovation Lab






Rob Alderfer

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






Keith Berets

Cooley, LLP — Partner






Craig J. Brown

Lumen Technologies — Senior Associate General Counsel






Benjamin S. Fernandez

WilmerHale — Partner






Raymond Gifford

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.






Jason Haislmaier

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP — Partner
University of Colorado — Adjunct Faculty






Clay James






Justin C. Konrad

Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC — Partner






Jon Lehmann

Comcast Cable Corporation — Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs






Daniel Massey

University of Colorado — Director, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program






Alison Minea

DISH Network — Director, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs






Mike Mooney

Zayo Group, LLC — General Counsel






Andrew T. Pouzeshi

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Partner






Evan M. Rothstein

Arnold & Porter — Partner






John Ryan

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.






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