WASHINGTON D.C. — On Friday, the FCC’s Open Internet Order went on trial — and the stakes have never been higher. Will the FCC’s “net neutrality” regulations survive? Just how much authority over the Internet can the FCC lawfully claim? What does the Constitution require?

Join us Tuesday, December 8th at 10 a.m. ET for a recap of the oral arguments that took place on December 4 before the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Please RSVP here.

An all-star panel, moderated by former FCC Wireless Bureau Chief Michele Farquhar, now a partner at Hogan Lovells, will lead a panel featuring experts on both sides of this contentious case:

  • Fred Campbell, Executive Director, Center for Boundless Innovation in Technology (former FCC Wireless Bureau Chief), @fredbcampbelljr
  • Markham Erickson, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson (represented Open Internet Coalition in 2012 net neutrality litigation), @mcerickson
  • Pantelis Michalopoulos, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson (represented intervenors in 2012 net neutrality litigation)
  • Eve Reed, Partner, Wiley Rein (was counsel for Verizon in 2012 net neutrality litigation)
  • Berin Szoka, President, TechFreedom, which has led a group of “Internet Freedom” intervenors in the case, @berinszoka
  • Brantley Webb, Associate, Mayer Brown 

The event will begin at 10 am ET sharp.

Security will be tight, so please RSVP in advance, bring a photo ID, and arrive early for registration and coffee. The entire event will be livestreamed here.


Steptoe & Johnson LLP – Conference Center
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036


Tuesday, December 8th
Registration and coffee – 9:45am – 10:00am ET
Panel discussion – 10:00am – 11:30am ET

Twitter Hashtag: #OIO


We can be reached for comment at media@techfreedom.org. See some of our work on net neutrality and Title II, including:

  • TechFreedom’s opening brief in challenge to FCC’s Internet regulation
  • “3 Reasons Why We’re Challenging the FCC in Court,” a statement from TechFreedom summarizing its motion to intervene against the FCC’s Open Internet Order
  • Highlights from legal and policy comments filed by TechFreedom and the International Center for Law & Economics on net neutrality, and our reply comments
  • “The FCC’s Net Neutrality Victory is Anything But,” an op-ed by Geoffrey Manne, in Wired
  • Coalition letter urging Congress to rein in the FCC’s authority to regulate the Internet