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Net Neutrality in the United States

Net Neutrality in the United States

A panel featuring Christopher S. Yoo (UPenn) and Matthew Wood (Free Press)

Event Description

The January 4 release of the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order marked the most recent turn of events in the longstanding and ever-changing debate over net neutrality.  Come hear a panel of leading experts explore the consequences of this action, including the implications of the Order, the outcome of the judicial challenge, and the possibility of legislative reform.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard.

About Christopher S. Yoo

Christopher S. Yoo is the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania.  Repeatedly recognized as one of the most cited scholars in administrative/regulatory law and intellectual property, his major research projects include studying innovative ways to connect more people to the Internet; comparing antitrust enforcement practices in China, Europe, and the U.S.; using technology to inform how the law can promote optimal interoperability; and promoting privacy and security for autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and the Internet’s routing architecture.  He is also building an innovative integrated interdisciplinary joint degree programs designed to produce a new generation of professionals with advanced training in both law and engineering.  

Before entering the academy, Professor Yoo clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  He also practiced law with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) under the supervision of now-Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.  He also served as a professor at the Vanderbilt Law School, where he led the Technology and Entertainment Law Program.  He is a graduate of Harvard College, the Anderson School at UCLA, and the Northwestern University School of Law.  The author of four books and more than ninety articles and book chapters, Professor Yoo testifies frequently before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and foreign governments.  He is currently serving as a member of the Federal Communication Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, the Board of Advisers for the American Law Institute’s Project on Principles of Law for Data Privacy, and as a co-convener of the United Nation’s Internet Governance Forum’s Connecting and Enabling the Next Billions initiative.

About Matt Wood

Matt Wood has been the Policy Director since 2011 at Free Press, one of the country’s leading Net Neutrality advocacy groups, which successfully intervened to defend the 2015 FCC open internet rules and last week filed a petition for review challenging repeal of those rules.

He practices before the FCC most often but has also served as an expert witness before Congress on multiple occasions, and he worked in the communications practice groups of two DC firms before entering the non-profit sector.

He graduated from HLS in 2001, and served as editor-in-chief for CR-CL — but also subcited for JOLT, he promises.


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Past Event
Jan 25, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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