Senior Telecommunications Attorney (retired), Coudert
Brothers LLP, Washington, D.C. (1996-2003).
PRIOR LAW PRACTICE
Senior Telecommunications Attorney, Reid & Priest, Washington,
Senior Partner, Peabody, Lambert & Meyers, Washington,
Partner, Sullivan, Beauregard, Meyers & Clarkson, Washington,
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.
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).
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.
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
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.,
Board of Trustees, the
GLIN Foundation, Washington, D.C. (2002-present); President,
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).
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,
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).
Washington, D.C. (1997-present).
Information Infrastructure Initiative, Hong Kong (1996-present).
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).
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
Member of the Council, Section
of Science and Technology (1983-1987); Vice Chair, Program
Member, The District of
Columbia Bar; Federal Communications
Martindale-Hubbell rating - a/v (1971 - present).
"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,
"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
"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
"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
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,
"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,
Panelist, "World Trade Organization Negotiations on Basic
Telecommunications", U.S. Council in International Business
Conference on Negotiating Market Access for the 21st Century, (Denver,
"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),
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,
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
COLLEGE AND POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION
Harvard Law School: J.D.
Founding President, the Harvard
Student Legislative Research Bureau (1952-1953),
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.
||Married, Arden Brannan Meyers
(on December 27th, 2000)
Children: Mary Meyers
(son-in-law Colin Diemer),
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);
Member, Cosmos Club,
Washington, D.C. (1974-present). President, (1988-1990),
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
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