Speakers

Paul Margie
Paul Margie

US Representative

Télécoms sans Frontières

Paul Margie is the U.S. Representative for Télécoms sans Frontières, the world’s leading emergency telecommunications NGO. He is also a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, where he focuses on telecommunications and technology law, including regulation in the emergency context. Previously, he led the Vodafone Foundation-United Nations Foundation partnership to use mobile technology for public health and emergency response. Prior to that, Paul served as Legal Advisor to U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner Michael J. Copps, and as Legislative Counsel and then Senior Commerce Counsel for U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV. Mr. Margie is a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (“ACICIP”) and Sub-Committee on International Disaster Response. He was the U.S. Representative on the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization’s Panel of Legal Experts from 2012-2018. He was Co-Chair of the U.S. Advisory Committee for the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference, Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center teaching communications law (2002-2012), Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association's Wireless Communications Committee (2009- 2011), and Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association's International Committee (2007-2009). He has deployed as an emergency responder as a member of TSF disaster response teams and a certified VSAT installer. Mr. Margie received his law degree from the University of Chicago, with honors. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Legal Forum. Mr. Margie received his B.A. from Haverford College, with honors. Chambers USA and US News and World Report/Best Lawyers both rank Mr. Margie as one of the leading telecommunications lawyers in the U.S.

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