George Washington University Law School,
J.D., cum laude, 1970
Member, George Washington University Law Review
Recipient, Trustees Scholarships
B.A., cum laude, 1967
District of Columbia
United States Olympic Committee
Member, Ethics Committee, 2015-Present
Maryland Soccer Foundation, Inc.
Founding Board Member, 1997-Present
Association for College and University Technology Advancement
Ex-officio Member, Cyber Security Task Force
University of Maryland University College Center for Intellectual Property
University Professional and Continuing Education Association
Member, Industry Advisory Committee
Oklahoma State University Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence
National Advisory Board, 1994-2009
Thompson Coburn LLP
Dow Lohnes PLLC
Chair, Dow Lohnes Government Strategies, 2007-2013
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Deputy Chief Counsel, 1978-1980
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Attorney Advisor/Supervising Attorney, 1976-1978
Attorney Advisor, 1970-1973
Ken has spent his entire legal career in the public and private sectors in Washington, DC and has a thorough understanding and appreciation of how lobbying can advance client needs and interests.
He has helped clients in a variety of sectors—including e-commerce, higher education, technology, telecommunications, health care, and intellectual property—develop and implement winning lobbying strategies by crafting and implementing innovative approaches to affect the formation of public policy in the U.S. Congress and the administration.
Some of Ken's most recent successes involved advancing the role of nonprofit student loan servicers, addressing the question of state taxation of the remote sale of products over the Internet, and limiting the problem of "naked" short selling of publicly traded securities. Ken has handled other major government relations projects, such as securing the change to federal law to enable e-learning students to receive federal financial aid, securing an exemption for Canadian steel companies from U.S. government import quota programs, and winning congressional approval during the transition from analog to digital television to create a more than $2 billion voucher program that enabled every American to purchase the necessary equipment.
Ken is the treasurer and a board member of Thompson Coburn's PAC (TCPAC), which supports government relations activities of clients. He was a professorial lecturer on International Telecommunications at the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies for several years. In 2015, Ken was elected a member of the Ethics Committee of the United States Olympic Committee.
Co-Author, "Breaching the Digital Divide: Personal Experience Matters in Crafting Innovative Education Policy";
UMUC Center for Intellectual Property Newsletter, January 2012
101st Annual UPCEA Conference, April 2016
"Annual Legal and Regulatory Update";
45th ACUTA Annual Meeting, April 2016
"Election Prognostication: The State of the 2016 Presidential Election";
TCLE webinar, February 2016
Moderator, "Transition to ALL-IP Networks: A Legal/Regulatory Update";
ACUTA Winter Meeting, ACUTA Winter Meeting
ACUTA Fall Meeting, October 2015
"Ask the Experts: Federal Regulations for Distance Education-What’s Next?";
Instructional Telecommunications Council eLearning 2015, February 2015
44th ACUTA Annual Meeting, January 2015
"Washington Shuffle: Elections, Reauthorization and Regulating eLearning";
WCET Annual Meeting, November 2014
"The Midterm Elections: Who Will Win, Who Will Control Congress and the 2016 Presidential Race";
TCLE webinar, October 2014
"National Policy Perspectives on Cybersecurity";
TCLE webinar, October 2014
"Higher Education Act Reauthorization";
USDLA 2014 National Conference, May 2014
"Annual Congressional Update";
43rd ACUTA Annual Meeting, April 2014
"Online Learning Policy Landscape";
99th Annual UPCEA Conference, March 2014
"Washington Responds to Patent Assertion Entity Litigation";
TCLE webinar, June 2013
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