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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Telecommunications and Internet

Specialty Focus: mobile, wireless, privacy, cybersecurity, data center, spectrum, cable, network, FCC, FTC, Wi-Fi, satellite

Education: JD, Emory University School of La; MA, North Carolina Central University; BA, University of the South - Sewanee; CIPP, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Years in Practice: 30

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 2


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Mr. Keener has over 20 years of telecommunications, spectrum, Internet, and privacy law experience. He has earned an exam certification as CIPP/US privacy law certification, or “Certified Information Privacy Professional”, from the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). He is Co-Chair of the FCBA (Federal Communications Bar Association) Wireless Committee and a Member, Forum on Communications Law, American Bar Association. Barlow has provided counsel and in-depth regulatory and financial analysis for clients involved with investments in innovative FCC related spectrum issues, satellite spectrum matters, terrestrial radio technologies, small cell technologies, long-haul fiber networks, and data centers. He has actively handled state regulatory proceedings as an attorney and provided expert witness services and support for state regulators in telecommunications administrative matters involving FCC classifications of central offices, service quality failures, and 911 failures. Barlow is an attorney and previously was the co-founder and CEO of New England based-facilities competitive local exchange company. In addition, he served as General Counsel at an infomercial marketing firm and was in-house counsel at BellSouth Telecommunications (now AT&T). Barlow regularly speaks at major industry spectrum, mobile, and telecom conferences. He authored numerous articles regarding cutting edge spectrum and telecommunications law in industry magazines. In law school, he was the co-founder of the Emory Journal of International Dispute Resolution. Barlow is an Adjunct Lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business where he teaches “Online Privacy and Internet Law.”