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Senior Telecommunications Attorney (retired), Coudert Brothers LLP, Washington, D.C. (1996-2003).

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PRIOR LAW PRACTICE

Senior Telecommunications Attorney, Reid & Priest, Washington, D.C. (1984-1996).

Senior Partner, Peabody, Lambert & Meyers, Washington, D.C. (1974-1984).

Partner, Sullivan, Beauregard, Meyers & Clarkson, Washington, D.C. (1970-1974).

Sole Practice, Tedson J Meyers, Esq., Washington, D.C. (1968-1970).

Staff Counsel for Government Regulation, News and Public Affairs, American Broadcasting Company, New York, N.Y. (1958-1961).

Associate, Liebman, Eulau & Robinson, New York, N.Y. (1956-1958).

Assistant Counsel, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Navy Department, Washington, D.C. (1956).

Admissions to Practice:
United States Supreme Court, 1971
State of New York, 1956
District of Columbia, 1953

 

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Special Assistant to the Director, and Director of Overseas Educational Broadcasting Projects, Peace Corps, Washington, D.C. (1962-1968).

Administrative Assistant to the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C. (1961-1962).

Company Commander, U.S. Marine Corps, Korea (1953-1955).

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

Member, City Council of the District of Columbia; appointed by the President of the United States, confirmed by the Senate (1972-1975).

Board of Management, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (1973-1975).

Board of Directors, U.S. Council for World Communications Year '83, Washington, D.C. (1982-1984), White House-initiated assembly of 108 U.S. corporations and institutions conducting communications projects in observance of the International Commemorative Year led by then AT&T President William Ellinghaus and George Washington University Professor Joseph Pelton.

Board of Directors and Vice-President, CyberCentury Forum, Washington, D.C. (1997-present).

Board of Directors, Information Infrastructure Initiative, Hong Kong (1996-2007).

Founder and Chair, Bicycle Federation of America (National Center for Bicycling and Walking). A research foundation and communications network for governments, private organizations and individuals professionally engaged in bicycle transportation, pedestrian advocacy and safety issues (1977-2011).

Board of Directors, Institut de la Maison de Bourbon-USA Inc., Thomasville, Georgia (2002-2010).

Honorary Academician, International Telecommunication Academy of Russia, an arm of the Russian Academy of Science (2002-present).

Vice-Chairman, Citizens Advisory Committee, Eastern Shore (of Mobile Bay) Metropolitan Planning Organization

Senior Management, Writing and Policy Analysis in Presidential and Congressional elections and national conventions.

 

BUSINESS DIRECTORSHIPS

Board of Directors, Falcon Nano, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (2005-present). A designer engaged in higher speed transmissions for information technology.

Board of Directors, WorldSpace, Inc., Washington, D.C. (1998-2000 ). A Digital Audio Satellite Broadcasting company.

Board of Directors, AfriSpace, Inc., Washington, D.C. (1998-2000 ). A WorldSpace subsidiary, serving Africa and the Middle East through the AfriStar Satellite.

Board of Directors, Mediaworks Inc. Los Angeles CA (1990-1992). Computer software designers for Apple Computers.

Board of Directors, Communications Strategies & Planning, Inc. (1983-1987). Communications consulting business, London, New York and Cambridge, MA. Acquired by Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., 1987.

 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Board of Trustees, the GLIN Foundation, Washington, D.C. (2002-present); President, (2002-2005).

Board of Directors, The Clarke Institute for Telecommunications and Information ("CITI"), Washington, D.C. (2001-2006).

Board of Directors, Friends of the Law Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (2001-2003).

Adjunct Professor of Communications, San Diego State University (1993-2003).

Chairman, Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, Washington, D.C. (2003 - present); Executive Director (1987-2003).

Board of Governors, International Council for Computer Communication, Washington, D.C., Mumbai[Bombay], India, (1986-2003); President (2000-2002).

Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Panel on International Telecommunications Law, Washington, D.C. (1987-1992).

Pro Bono Legal Service:

Japan-U.S. Telecommunications Research Institute (J-USTRI), Washington, D.C. (1998-2000).

Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Information Network (GLIN), Washington, D.C. (1996-2004).

Center for Information Infrastructure and Economic Development, Beijing, PRC (1995-2003).

CyberCentury Forum, Washington, D.C. (1997-present).

Information Infrastructure Initiative, Hong Kong (1996-present).

Bicentennial Steering Group, Association of Graduates, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (1991-2002).

Royal Television Society North American Centre, Washington, D.C. (1987-2001).

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, Washington, D.C. (1982-present).

American Bar Association:

Fellow, The American Bar Foundation, devoted to the study of law, legal institutions and legal processes; limited to one-third of one percent of lawyers nominated by Fellows in each jursidiction (2002-present).

Chair, Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress (2000 - 2010); Special Advisor, (2010 - present).

Co-founder and Chair, International Telecommunications Committee, Section of Science and Technology (1982-1985).

Member of the Council, Section of Science and Technology (1983-1987); Vice Chair, Program Committee (1985-1988).

Member, The District of Columbia Bar; Federal Communications Bar Association.

Martindale-Hubbell rating - a/v (1971 - present).

 

PUBLICATIONS

"United States" (Chapter 33 - with Tara Giunta, Timothy Logue and Gonzalo de Dios), in Global Telecommunciations Law and Practice (Colin D. Long, Editor), Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2001.

"The Nature of Contemporary Practice in Communications Law", the Second Annual Grafstein Lecture at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, October 2000.

Introduction, Japan's Enemy is Japan, by Masao Yukawa, Tokyo, 1999.

"Regulations Governing Investment in the U.S. Telecommunications Industry", Doing Business in the United States, Asia Law Supplement, October, 1996 (with Tara Guinta and Timothy J. Logue).

"What's Behind All That Lawyer-Bashing?", Cosmos Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1992.

"Seeking Mechanisms for Dispute Resolution in International Telecommunications", Proceedings of the Legal Forum, International Telecommunications Union TELECOM '91, Geneva, 1991. Updated and re-published in Vol. 15, No. 5 (September-October 1992), Transnational Data and Communications Report.

"A New Approach to Launch Contracts", Satellite Communications, October 1986 (with David G. Hanes).

"Interim Consequences of Deregulation in America", Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Computer Communication (Sydney, 1984).

"Liability Limitations in International Data Traffic: The Consequence of Deregulation", 16 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 203 (1984).

"Transborder Data Flows - The U.S. 'Non-Perspective'", Proceedings of the 1982 Conference of Canadian Council on International Law, 110 (Ottawa, 1982).

Editing Team, Beyond Civil Rights: A New Day of Equality, by Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey, Random House (New York, 1968).

 

CONFERENCE AND OTHER PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

"Forecasting the Replacement of Older Information Technologies by New Ones", an interpretation of the work of Professor Leonid Varakin, President of the International Telecommunication Academy of Russia; 15th Biannual Conference of the International Council for Computer Communication (Mumbai, India, 2002).

"The State of the Telecommunications Market in the United States", Second Congress, the International Telecommunication Academy of Russia (Moscow, 2002); presentation was awarded First Prize by a panel of Russian judges.

Chair, “The Future of Broadband”, Japan-United States symposium featuring business and government leaders from both nations (Washington, 2002).

Chair, “National Security and Individual Liberty”, the first Cosmos Dialogue, contrasting views of former Senator Gary Hart and Assistant Attorney General Viet Dinh; the Cosmos Club (Washington, 2002).

"Problems of Privacy in Electronic Commerce", Shanghai Forum on Electronic Commerce, (Shanghai, 1998).

"American View of Computer Privacy", International Conference on Privacy, (Hong Kong, 1998).

"Pitfalls of the Digital Age", Spring Forum, The Cosmos Club (Washington, 1998).

"The Social Promise of Electronic Mail", C-SPAN, (Washington, 1996).

Panelist, "World Trade Organization Negotiations on Basic Telecommunications", U.S. Council in International Business Conference on Negotiating Market Access for the 21st Century, (Denver, 1996).

"Leapfrogging Into The Information Age", Conference on Telecommunications Development for India, (Washington, 1995).

Panelist, "Information Superhighways: Emerging Opportunities in Telecommunications", Western Regional Council, Seventeenth Annual Meeting. (Phoenix, 1993).

Panelist, "Joint Ventures/Strategic Alliances", Pacific Telecommunications Council's Supercomm '91 (Houston, 1991).

Panel Chair, "Limitations and Restrictions to International Telecommunications", World Telecommunication Forum ("The Washington Round") International Telecommunications Union (ITU), (Washington, 1985).

Closing Plenary Chair (1997; telecast, 1998; webcast, 1999); Panel Chair, "Transborder Data Flows", (1983, 1984, and 1985); "Providing Telecom Services", (1991); Pacific Telecommunications Council, Annual Conference, Honolulu.

Panelist on Legal Problems, (nominated by the U.S. Department of State), Second Symposium on Transborder Data Flows, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), (London, 1983).

Panel Chair, "The Protection of Transborder Information", Legal Symposium on International Information Networks, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Telcom '83. (Geneva, 1983).

Panel Chair,  Transborder Dataflows - Legal and Economic Considerations", 6th International Conference on Computer Communication (ICCC) (London, 1982).

U.S. Information Agency AMPART Program: Communications-related speaking engagements at the Agency's request to business, government and university audiences and American Embassy staffs (Athens, Budapest, East Berlin, Islamabad, Karachi, Munich, Seoul and Tokyo).

U.S. Department of State: At the Department's request, host and address international visitors to Washington seeking independent guidance on United States and international communications matters, including legal issues.

Max Planck Institute (Hamburg); Practicing Law Institute (New York); American Bankers Association, (New York); American Associations of Law Libraries (Houston); The Media Institute (Washington); Transnational Data Reporting Service (Washington); Business Week (New York): presentations on domestic and international communications law and problems, by invitation of the sponsors or at United States Government request.

 

COLLEGE AND POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION

Harvard Law School: J.D. 1953.
 

Founding President, the Harvard Student Legislative Research Bureau (1952-1953),
   
       planned forerunner of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
Chair
, Law School Committee of Phillips Brooks House (1951-1952).
President
, The King's Bench Society (1952-1953).


New York University:
  B.A. 1949, Washington Square College
M.P.A. 1950, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

The Ohio State University: 1945-1947.

 

 

PERSONAL

Family: Married, Arden Brannan Meyers (on December 27th, 2000)
Children: Mary Meyers (son-in-law Colin Diemer), John Sullivan, Dr. Kate Ainslie (son-in-law Michael Ainslie)
Grandchildren: Noah Hopper Ainslie (b-2009)
Stepsons: Stanton Schell; Brannan Schell (step daughter-in-law Dr. Ginger Merry); Nathan Schell

Member, Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C. (1974-present). President, (1988-1990), Chair, Cosmos Club Foundation (1983-1985) (Trustee/Advisor, 1981-1983, 1991-present).

Member, Potomac Boat Club, Washington, D.C. (1996-2002).

Other Memberships, Society of Satellite Professionals International; Smithsonian Associates; Internet Society.

Pre-college education, Bayonne Public Schools.

Hobbies:   Sculling, computers, photography, bicycling, motorcycling, military music, furniture making, skeet and trap.

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