CLE Programs

Controversies & Issues


Presented by the
Northern Kentucky Law Review

and the
W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology

March 3, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Northern Kentucky University
Votruba Student Union


5.0 CLE pending in KY and OH

$25 registration fee includes CLE, materials, refreshments, and lunch


9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

9:15 a.m.

The Open Internet's Future, US and worldwide

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Internet Speech and Privacy

12:30 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Law Review Student Note Presentation: Individual Privacy vs. Government Transparency

1:15 p.m.

Apple, FBI, and the Legality of Forced Decryption

2:00 p.m.

Striking the Right Balance: Regulating the Internet As It Reaches Maturity

3:00 p.m.

Concluding Remarks


Adam Candeub

Professor of Law & Director of the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program
Michigan State University

Professor Candeub joined the MSU Law faculty in fall 2004. He is also a Fellow with MSU's Institute of Public Utilities, which is cosponsored by MSU College of Law. Prior to this position, he was an attorney-advisor for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the Media Bureau and previously in the Common Carrier Bureau, Competitive Pricing Division. His work at the FCC involved him in critical decisions in communications law. From 1998 to 2000, Professor Candeub was a litigation associate for the Washington D.C. firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, in the issues and appeals practice. He also has served as a corporate associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, also in Washington, D.C. Immediately following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, Professor Candeub was an articles editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He is well published in numerous law reviews. Professor Candeub's scholarly interests focus on the intersection of regulation, economics, and communications law and policy. He also publishes in the area of criminal law and philosophy.

Robert Frieden

Professor and Pioneers Chair in Telecommunication and Affiliate Law Faculty
Penn State Law

Rob Frieden holds the Pioneers Chair in Telecommunications and Law at Penn State University. He is a leading analyst in the field of telecommunications and Internet infrastructure and has authored many comprehensive works on international telecommunications, Internet law and policy, cable television, and communications law. Professor Frieden has published over 100 journal articles and four books on various telecommunications topics.

Prior to joining Penn State, Professor Frieden served as Deputy Director, International Relations, Motorola Satellite Communications, Inc., where he managed the regulatory and international liaison efforts for Motorola’s IRIDIUM low earth orbiting satellite project. He has held senior level policy making positions in government and worked in the private sector as an attorney. Professor Frieden received a B.A. in Telecommunications from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

David Franklyn

Professor, Director of the LLM program in IP and Technology Law, and Director of the McCarthy Institute for IP and Technology Law
University of San Francisco School of Law

Professor David J. Franklyn spent five years in private practice as a litigator for Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago before he joined the law faculty at Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. At Salmon P. Chase College of Law, he received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award. Franklyn has authored several articles on trademark and liability issues and collaborates with Senior Professor J. Thomas McCarthy on numerous projects. Professor Franklyn is now the Director of the LLM program in IP and Technology Law and Director of the McCarthy Institute for IP and Technology Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

He was graduated from Evangel College and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan School of Law. Professor Franklyn clerked for the Hon. John Feikens, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. He has expertise in Copyright Law, Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property, Internet Law, and Trademark Law. He received a grant from the Microsoft Corporation to conduct further empirical research on internet search results labeling and paid ad placement (November 2012). He is the author of multiple books, law review, and journal articles.

Bernd Holznagel

Professor of State and Administrative Law and Director of the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law
University of Münster (Germany)

Professor Holznagel studied law and sociology at the Freie University in Berlin, Germany and participated in the Negotiation Program at Harvard Law School / MIT. Professor Holznagel received a Master of Laws (1986) and doctorate (1990) at McGill University In Montreal, Canada. He joined the University of Münster in 1997 as full professor of state and administrative law and  director of the institute For Information, Telecommunications and Media Law (ITM), public-law department.

His research interests lie in the field of public law, in particular German and European regulation law. The core areas of his research are the right of the network industries (energy, telecommunications, postal, railways) as well as radio and internet law. Prof. Holznagel is (co-) editor of the magazine MultiMedia and Recht (MMR). He taught at the Wolfson College at Oxford University, the University of Virginia Law School (Charlottesville), Peking University, the Academic Law University, and Lomonosov University in Moscow. The ITM is a regular exchange of research with the Chinese Academy of Telecommunications Research (CATR) in Beijing.

Prof. Holznagel advises in Germany and abroad. Among other things, he was involved in the drafting of the Data Protection and Information Freedom Act in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 2002, he was appointed to the board of the competence network "Stem Cell Research NRW" and in 2003 to the Scientific Working Group for Regulatory Issues of the Federal Network Agency. He is a member of the Association of German Lawyers, the Study Group for Press and Freedom of the Press, the German Jurists' Day (DJT) and the Munich Circle.

Kurt Hunt

Of Counsel
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP (Cincinnati, OH)

Kurt R. Hunt is a member of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s corporate department and is a team leader of Dinsmore's Cybersecurity and Privacy Group. He focuses his practice on privacy, cybersecurity, and public utility issues, particularly in the telecommunications industry. In that role, he advises clients on general corporate and administrative issues, regulatory compliance, and contract negotiations.

Kurt also draws on his broad experience to help a wide variety of clients -- ranging from start-up cloud service providers to Fortune 50 corporations -- resolve complex issues relating to their technology, data security, data breach response, intellectual property, privacy, and marketing needs. He works closely with clients to develop strategies that help ensure compliance with state privacy laws, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), FCC regulations the European Union's Data Protection Directive, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), the CAN-SPAM Act, the FTC endorsement guidelines, and related international laws. He also drafts and negotiates service agreements and other commercial contracts that address complex privacy and data issues.

Kurt is also an experienced litigator, and represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies and public utility commissions. In 2011, he won a landmark case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit against the Department of Justice, securing his client’s right to bring claims against the Department of Homeland Security for violations of the Privacy Act.

Kenneth Katkin

Professor of Law
Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law

Professor Katkin teaches and writes in the areas of Constitutional Law, Communications Law, Legislation, Federal Jurisdiction, and Entertainment Law. Since arriving at Chase in Autumn 2000, Professor Katkin has published articles in the Case Western Reserve Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Northern Kentucky Law Review, Kentucky Bench and Bar Journal, ABA Insights On Law & Society, Dictionary of American History, and Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. Prof. Katkin has been interviewed and quoted as a legal expert by the Cincinnati Enquirer, Louisville Courier-Journal, Cincinnati/Kentucky Post, New York City’s “Village Voice” newspaper, WNKU-FM, WKRC-TV (Channel 12) News, and WXIX-TV (“Fox 19”) News.

Before coming to Chase, Professor Katkin litigated constitutional and telecommunications law cases with the Washington D.C. firm Wiley, Rein & Fielding. In that capacity, Professor Katkin’s clients included America Online, CBS, GTE, McCain For President 2000, the Media Access Project, Pacific Bell, Southwestern Bell, NTT (the Japanese AT&T), Clear Channel/AMFM Broadcasting, Inc., INTELSAT, COMSAT, and the Washington Legal Foundation. Before entering private practice, Professor Katkin clerked for the Hon. David M. Ebel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in Denver, Colorado.

Professor Katkin received his JD, magna cum laude, from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he graduated second in his class, served as an editor of the Northwestern University Law Review, and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. Professor Katkin also was active in the Northwestern University Legal Clinic, where he twice participated in cases that led to reversals of death sentences.

Before attending law school, Professor Katkin worked as an Artists and Repertoire Director for several independent record companies, and as a non-commercial radio disc jockey and talk show host. Professor Katkin holds an AB degree in mathematics from Princeton University.

Luke Milligan

Professor of Law
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Luke Milligan teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Jurisprudence at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. Prior to entering the legal academy, Milligan was a criminal defense lawyer with the Washington, D.C., firm Williams & Connolly. He also served as law clerk to Judge Martin L.C. Feldman of the U.S. District Court in New Orleans and Judge Edith Brown Clement of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Professor Milligan centers his research in the areas of constitutional law and jurisprudence. His most recent projects examine the original public meaning of the Fourth Amendment, with particular emphasis placed on its “to be secure” text. Currently he’s at work on a book surveying the relations between “public judgment” and “private morality.” His writings have appeared in the Boston University Law Review, Cato Supreme Court Review, Emory Law Journal, Hastings Law Journal, and Washington & Lee Law Review, among others. Milligan’s been named Professor of the Year and winner of the Jonathan Helfat prize for legal scholarship.

Professor Milligan has held visiting teaching posts at the University of Mainz (Germany), the University of Turku (Finland), and Emory University School of Law. A member of the bars of Kentucky, Ohio, and the District of Columbia, Milligan serves as a barrister in the American Inns of Court and a faculty advisor to the Federalist Society.

John Selent

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP (Louisville, KY)

John Selent is a member of Dinsmore's Board of Directors. John focuses his practice primarily on administrative law and commercial litigation, with a special emphasis on telecommunications and public utility law. As a member of the firm's litigation and corporate practice groups, John frequently represents clients in regulatory and commercial disputes before state and federal courts, state public utility commissions, and other administrative agencies. He also provides counsel with respect to regulatory and general corporate matters arising in the conduct of commercial operations in the telecommunications, energy and banking industries. John was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Louisville for Communications Law by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2016; listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Administrative, Regulatory and Communications Law; selected for the Kentucky Super Lawyers® List; and named to the 2013 & 2016 "Top Lawyers” list by Louisville Magazine.