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ICE Asst. Deputy Director and DOJ’s CyberCrime Section (CCIPS) to Join Breakfast on IP Enforcement Tomorrow May 10th 2011



WASHINGTON, Monday, May 9, 2011 – The internet and intellectual property policy news and events service will hold its May 2011 Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event, “Intellectual Property Enforcement: Where Does the Law Need to Be Updated?” on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 from 8 am – 10 am at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. Washington, DC 20001.

In March this year, the White House’ U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator issued a package of legislative recommendations on updating U.S. intellectual property law. The Coordinator addressed some of the challenges and issues that the US government faces when enforcing the law, and suggested updates as a result. See the blog post on the subject, at

Additionally, the report outlining the recommendations is available at

Taken in all, the Administration recommends a series of reforms that would increase penalties for specific kinds of offenses, as well as for recidivist infringers. The reforms would also give the federal government more power when investigating criminal copyright and trademark cases by granting the ability to wiretap suspects in those cases. 

Among other things, the administration also recommends that Congress clarifies what the term “streaming” on the internet means, and criminalize “infringement by streaming,” or “by means of other similar new technology.”

This panel will explore the issues that led up to some of these recommendations

Keynote Speaker for the event is

Erik R. Barnett, Assistant Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Barnett’s responsibilities include policy and operational guidance on intellectual property theft enforcement, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, human rights violations and war crimes, counter-proliferation, child exploitation, and international organized crime. Mr. Barnett is also the senior advisor to the Director of ICE for the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. Prior to joining ICE, Mr. Barnett was a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr. Barnett will also join the panel, which features the following speakers:

Jason Gull, Senior Counsel, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the United States Department of Justice

Jason Gull prosecutes criminal copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property offenses, and advises federal prosecutors and investigators on intellectual property, computer crime, and electronic evidence issues.  In addition to prosecution, he works with other DOJ and federal government components on development and review of legislative and policy proposals related to intellectual property enforcement. Prior to joining CCIPS in 2001, Mr. Gull practiced civil litigation and criminal defense with the law firms of Jenner & Block and Heller Ehrman.

David McClure, President and CEO, US Internet Industry Association (USIIA)

McClure has held management positions in the Internet, broadband, computing, aerospace and environmental services industries.  In 2007, he was appointed by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin to serve a three-year term on the Universal Service Administrative Corporation (USAC) board. Active in the online community since 1983, he has written and lectured extensively on management and technology issues, and is an authority on technology applications for business and global Internet policy.  He regularly speaks at telecommunications industry events and is active in global conferences related to governance of the Internet.  In addition, he is a regular contributor to business and broadband publications, has authored more than 35 white papers related to the Internet and technology, and consults with government and Internet organizations worldwide. In 2004, he was honored with a Cornerstone Award for leadership in the broadband industry.

M. Luisa Simpson, Executive Director, International Copyright Enforcement & Trade Policy, Association of American Publishers

Lui Simpson joined the Association of American Publishers (AAP) in August 2009 as Executive Director for International Copyright Enforcement and Trade Policy.  Lui manages the association’s enforcement program in several Asian markets and the association’s engagement on copyright, technology, and international trade policy issues with both U.S. and foreign governments. Prior to joining AAP, Lui was Senior Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy at the Entertainment Software Association, where she developed the industry’s Statement of Principles on ISP Responsibility, as well as industry positions concerning a variety of copyright and trade-related issues. Lui holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree and a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in International and Comparative Law.

Chun T. Wright, President, Law Office of Chun T. Wright

Chun T. Wright runs a Washington, D.C.-based law firm that specializes in intellectual property enforcement, as well as Internet and technology law. Prior to founding her firm, Ms. Wright served as Vice President, Anti-Piracy Legal Affairs, for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) in Washington, D.C. Ms. Wright also litigated for several years at major law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Wright represented prominent Internet and technology businesses, start-ups, and multinational companies involving cutting-edge issues, including intellectual property, Internet law, privacy, and content regulation. Ms. Wright also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for four years. After law school, Ms. Wright served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Wright received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and her B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Wright is admitted to the State Bar of California and the District of Columbia Bar, and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and other federal courts.

Drew Clark, Publisher of, will moderate the event.

The event will take place at Clydeʼs of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m.

Tickets to the event are $45.00 plus a small online fee. Registration is available at The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at http:/

The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club is sponsored by Intel, Public Knowledge, and The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

For More Information Contact: Sylvia Syracuse Director of Marketing and Events 646-262-4630



Sylvia manages the Broadband Breakfast Club, on-the-record monthly discussion groups that meet on the THIRD Tuesday of each month. She has had a long career in non-profit development and administration, and has raised funds for technology and science education, and managed a project on health information exchange adopted by the State of New York. She understands community education and infrastructure needs for effective broadband access.

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Participate in the Conversation on the Present and Future of Mobile Health at the April 16th Breakfast Club



WASHINGTON, Monday, April 8th, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service will hold its April 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event:

“Mobile Health: Will Wireless Devices Help Solve the Nation’s Health Crises?” on Tuesday, April 16th 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am.

This event will address the current state of mobile health endeavors on various devices, including tele-health, smartphone, iPad, email and other forms of wireless communications between patients, doctors and related professionals. We will be addressing the following:

•            Imminent and long term regulatory and adoption outlooks for mobile health on wireless devices

•            The state of app and platform development: most promising coming up this year, which players are involved,    successes thus far in adoption and medical outcomes and what the future holds. Are there any limits to these technologies?

•            Privacy and Security of patient information on mobile devices

•            The role of broadband accessibility in the ultimate success of mobile health initiatives

American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tickets to the event are $45.00 plus a small online fee.

Registration is available at

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by Comcast, Google and US Telecom.

Keynote Speaker:


Jacob Reider

Chief Medical Officer

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

US Department of Health and Human Services

Jacob Reider, MD is a family physician with 20 years of experience in health information technology and special interest in clinical innovation, user experience, and clinical decision support. His background includes leadership roles in nearly all facets of the health IT domain – from small start-up companies to academic facilities, primary care medical groups, and large health IT development organizations. Dr. Reider has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Students Association, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and has served in directorial positions on boards of several innovative health IT companies.



Robert Jarrin

Senior Director of Government Affairs


Robert Jarrin represents Qualcomm on U.S. domestic regulatory matters relating to wireless health and life sciences. Externally, Jarrin is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Mobile Initiatives (mHIMSS) Advisory Council, leads the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Policy A-Team on Telehealth and Meaningful Use, is the U.S. Chair for the European-American Business Council (EABC) eHealth Policy Group, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Medical Automation.  He also served for three years as co-chair of the U.S. Policy Working Group for the Continua Health Alliance, and is seated on the Board of Directors for Vida Senior Centers. In June 2012, Jarrin was asked by FCC Chairman Genachowski to help lead a task force that is currently studying how best to accelerate the proliferation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. In September 2012, this task force prepared and presented the FCC with a formal report detailing material findings, concrete recommendations and actionable goals for the FCC and other federal agencies. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Jarrin worked as a manager of Strategic Partnerships for Ericsson Wireless Communications, served as a law clerk in the White House Office of Counsel to President Clinton and also served as a law clerk and subsequent consultant in the U.S. Department of Justice to Attorney General Janet Reno. Jarrin frequently lectures on mHealth and medical device regulations for the George Washington University Health Policy Department and the Case Western Reserve University, Case School of Engineering. Jarrin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law.

Deven McGraw

Director of the Healthy Privacy Project

Center for Democracy and Technology

CDT’s Health and Privacy Project is focused on developing and promoting workable privacy and security protections for electronic personal health information. Ms. McGraw was one of three persons appointed by Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), to serve on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. She also served on two key workgroups of the American Health Information Community (AHIC), the federal advisory body established by HHS in the Bush Administration to develop recommendations on how to facilitate use of health information technology to improve health. She also served on the Policy Steering Committee of the eHealth Initiative and now serves on its Leadership Committee. She is also on the Steering Group of the Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health multi-stakeholder initiative. Ms. McGraw has a strong background in health care policy. Prior to joining CDT, Ms. McGraw was the Chief Operating Officer of the National Partnership for Women & Families, providing strategic direction and oversight for all of the organization’s core program areas. She also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts and taught in the Federal Legislation Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. McGraw graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, and her L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. She also has a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Joel White

Executive Director

Health IT Now Coalition

The Health IT Now Coalition is a diverse group of organizations representing patients, health providers, health insurers, agents, and brokers, employers and unions that have come together to help integrate information technology into health care. Mr. White spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as professional staff, during which he helped enact nine laws, including the Medicare Modernization Act, the Deficit Reduction Act, the Tax Reform and Health Care Act, the Trade Act, and the Children’s Health Act. Mr. White was instrumental in developing the Part D e-prescribing law in the Medicare Modernization Act and in developing legislation that passed the House to promote the adoption and use of health information technology. Mr. White was the Staff Director of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee with responsibility for advising Members of Congress and directing staff on all policy issues within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee. The issues include Medicare, Health Savings Accounts, tax credits for health insurance, HIPAA, mental health parity, and health information technology. 

Jacob Reider, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 



Paul Kirby, Senior Editor, TRDaily

Paul Kirby is a senior editor at TR Daily. He’s been at TR since 2000, exclusively covering wireless policy issues. Before that, he worked for six years at Reuters, where he was a staffer on the wire service’s broadcast/online desk. Prior to joining Reuters, Paul covered Washington for Florida and Louisiana newspapers at a regional wire service. He has also been a business reporter at the Gainesville Sun in Florida and a local government reporter at the Newport News Daily Press in Virginia. Paul is an alumnus of the University of Maryland at College Park. He grew up in the Washington area.

Background on is in its fifth year of hosting monthly breakfast forums in Washington on broadband and related internet policy issues. These events are on the record, open to the public and consider a wide range of viewpoints. Our Broadband Breakfast Club meets on the third tuesday of every month (except for August and December).

Our elected official keynotes have included Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diane Watson (D-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and the former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA).

Our agency and commission official keynotes have included Deputy Undersecretary for Agriculture Dallas Tonsager, Julius Genachowski, Chairman FCC; former RUS Administrator, Jonathan Adelstein, Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commissioner; Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary NTIA.

Our moderated discussion panels are comprised of leaders from a wide variety of organizations including government, industry, law firms, academia, nonprofit, journalism and many others.

Our audiences are equally diverse. 

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except for August and December).

The Broadband Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at

Read our website for broadband news and event write-ups

Videos of our previous events are available at:

For More Information Contact:


Sylvia Syracuse

Director of Marketing and Events


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