Wiley Rein LLP has announced that Tyrone Brown, a former FCC commissioner and respected lawyer, businessman and entrepreneur, has rejoined the firm's preeminent Communications Practice. His business and legal experience also includes the founding of a cable television system, serving as regulatory counsel for a wireless company, and serving as director and principal outside counsel for BET.Mr. Brown, a member of the firm from 1994 to 2004, returns after a three-year tenure as a visiting professor at Duke University and participating as a founding member and vice chairman of the board of IRIDIUM Satellite, LLC, a provider of global satellite voice and data communications solutions.
On January 13, 2009, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) issued a final ruling in the appeal of the antidumping investigation into diamond sawblades from China and Korea, upholding the affirmative injury determination made by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).The case was brought by the Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition (DSMC), a trade association of U.S. producers of diamond sawblades who alleged that unfairly priced Chinese and Korean sawblades injured the U.S. industry. Daniel B. Pickard, a partner in Wiley Rein's International Trade Practice and counsel to the DSMC, stated, "We are extremely happy with the court's decision, which will permit U.S. producers to receive the protection from injurious imports that they have long deserved."