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Former FCC chief of staff to lecture Feb. 28 at SU
Former FCC chief of staff to lecture Feb. 28 at SUFebruary 20, 2008Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
As part of its Law Success Program, the Syracuse University College of Law will host Bryan Tramont, former chief of staff for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 11:45 a.m. in Hendricks Chapel. His lecture, “The First Semester Curriculum and Your Cell Phone — They Have More in Common Than You Think,” will address the classroom elements that affect communication law and policy. Public parking for this event is in Irving Garage. There will be a live broadcast of the event from the College of Law web site, http://www.law.syr.edu.
Tramont is a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, and joined the firm after serving the FCC under former Chairman Michael Powell. As chief of staff, Tramont directed the agency’s staff in implementing FCC policies overseeing all sectors of the communications industry, including wireline, broadcast, wireless and satellite. Before being elevated by Powell to the chief of staff post, Tramont was Powell’s senior legal advisor, advising him generally on strategic issues and specifically on wireless, international, technology and consumer issues. He also served as a law clerk for the Hon. Duane Benton on the Supreme Court of his home state of Missouri.
Tramont served on the executive committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association and was awarded the organization’s Distinguished Service Award. He is currently an adjunct law professor at The Catholic University of America as part of the Communications Law Institute, is a visiting adjunct lecturer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is the Syracuse University College of Law’s Practitioner in Residence.