On October 16, Wiley Rein Chairman Richard E. Wiley was honored by the Library of American Broadcasting, which named him one of its 2013 Giants of Broadcasting. In a special ceremony at New York City’s Gotham Hall, Mr. Wiley joined 10 honorees in celebration of their “distinguished leadership or performance in television and radio” – Anne Sweeney, Alex Trebek, Barry Diller, Morley Safer, Dick Cavett, Jeff Smulyan, Robert L. Johnson, David E. Kelley, Richard Leibner, and Carole Cooper.
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Richard C. Beaird, a senior international policy advisor in Wiley Rein’s International Telecommunications Practice, discussed the growing challenges for Internet governance during a presentation on October 10 at the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) in Boston (Oct. 6-11, 2013). Dr. Beaird – former Senior U.S. Deputy Coordinator for International Telecommunications and Information Policy, and Office Director for Multilateral Affairs in the Department of State’s Office of International Communications and Information Policy – was part of a distinguished panel of international telecommunications professionals participating in a session entitled, “‘How the net was won’ or ‘don’t shoot the messenger’ – Internet 2.0: to regulate or not to regulate.”