E Barlow Keener

E Barlow Keener

Summit Ridge Group, LLC
P.O. Box 15254
Boston , MA 20115
Mobile: 781-858-1588
Office: 212-433-4805
Introduction

Barlow Keener is a Managing Director at Summit Ridge Group and serves as its Chief Information Security Officer and its General Counsel. He has over 20 years of telecommunications, spectrum, Internet, and privacy law experience. He has earned an exam certification as CIPP/US privacy law certification, or “Certified Information Privacy Professional”, from the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). He is Co-Chair of the FCBA (Federal Communications Bar Association) Wireless Committee and a Member, Forum on Communications Law, American Bar Association. Barlow has provided counsel and in-depth regulatory and financial analysis for clients involved with investments in innovative FCC-related spectrum issues, satellite spectrum matters, terrestrial radio technologies, small cell technologies, long-haul fiber networks, and data centers. He has actively handled state regulatory proceedings as an attorney and provided expert witness services and support for state regulators in telecommunications administrative matters involving FCC classifications of central offices, service quality failures, and 911 failures.


Areas of Expertise
  • Broadband
  • Business Valuation
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Communications
  • Intangible Assets Appraisal
  • Internet
  • Telecommunications
  • Telephony

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: J.D. EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Atlanta, GA Juris Doctor Co-Editor/Founder, Emory Journal of International Dispute Resolution; Editor, Emory Bankruptcy Journal; President, International Law Society
MA NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY Durham, NC Masters of Arts - American History Thesis: Comparison of Three U.S. Interventions in Latin America: 1895-1954. The Monroe Doctrine at work.
BA UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH Sewanee, TN Bachelor of Arts in History British and European History, Order of the Gown
CIPP/US Certified Information Privacy Professional – U.S. (exam certification), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Attorney, Admitted to Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (active status)
ASA, American Society of Appraisers, completed all required ASA exams for Business Valuation including: BV201, BV202, BV203, BV204, and BV301 Intangible Assets.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (active status)
Member, Florida Bar Association (active status)
Member, State Bar of Georgia (active status)
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Candidate, American Society of Appraisers
Co-Chair, Wireless Committee Member, Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)
Co-Steering Committee Member of the New England FCBA chapter.
Member, American Bar Association (ABA), Forum on Communications Law
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct Lecturer, Boston University Questrom School of Business, 2019 and 2020 Course: “Online Privacy and Internet Law.”
Speaker, Cybersecurity Webinar, “The Zero Trust Access Approach: Leveling Up Multi-cloud and Hybrid IT Access and Aligning to Your Cybersecurity Programs,” The Knowledge Group, Oct. 2020
Organizer and Introduction, FCBA Wireless Committee: CLE Event: “Infrastructure Siting Update: The FCC, The Courts, and the Administration.” Sept. 2020
Speaker, CBRS Alliance Members Meeting, “CBRS auction process and valuation issues,” Jan. 2020
Moderator and Organizer, FCBA CLE Program, “Exploring the C-Band: Policy Perspectives and Predictions,” Dec. 2019
Panelist, NITRD, WSRD Wireless Spectrum Research; Development, MIT Workshop IV Apr. 2013
Speaker, Regulatory Issues for Spectrum Sharing, MIT 2013
Speaker, ITS America, Small Cell Technology and DOT Public Rights of Way, Mar. 2013 Webinar
Speaker and Moderator, White Spaces Summit: Small Cells, ITExpo Jan. 2013 Miami
Moderator, “FCC TV Incentive Auction: What the Broadcasters Need to Know,” CLE Wash DC, Dec. 2012
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Six
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Provided mobile wireless industry analyses consulting to the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the Sprint and T-Mobile merger
Expert witness for Shentel in the mobile arbitration between Shentel and Sprint
Provided consulting for regulatory issues involving 3.5 GHz CBRS Wireless Innovation Forum (WinnForum) CBRS protocol meetings and discussions for the Wireless Internet Provider Association
Provided consulting for expert witness testimony for Vermont state agency and regulatory analysis of fiber providers located in telecom central offices
Provided expert witness testimony for Vermont state agency related to telecom service standards and consulting for expert witness testimony related to 911 outage
Provided consulting for expert witness testimony for Vermont state agency regarding the regulation of cable-provided VoIP service
Provided consulting for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the design of a $125m fiber optic greenfield network connecting 2530 state, federal, and municipal offices
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 100%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 0%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: None
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: N/A
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Two times - a) in state administrative agency and b) in major arbitration.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Two times - a) in state administrative agency and b) in major arbitration.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Ten years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, reports, testifying, due diligence, valuations for FCC and FTC (privacy) regulated matters and firms
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $675 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $675 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $675 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $675 per hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses as necessary and approved


References

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