John Beahn

John Beahn

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"The FCC Acts (Again) on Net Neutrality, Awaits Court Challenges"

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) recently issued its long-awaited network neutrality regulations, which if allowed to stand will have far-reaching implications for media, content, broadband and the...more

4/30/2015 - Broadband Communications Act of 1934 FCC First Amendment Internet Net Neutrality Takings Clause

"President Obama Announces New Cybersecurity Sanctions Regime"

On April 1, 2015, President Barack Obama issued an executive order (the Order) authorizing sanctions against foreign individuals or entities found to be responsible for certain malicious cyberattacks. Under the Order, the...more

4/9/2015 - Barack Obama Blocked Person CFIUS Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Executive Orders OFAC Sanctions SDN List

"CFIUS’s Annual Report to Congress Details Longer Process, More Aggressive Risk Mitigation"

Key Developments - The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency, Executive Branch organization charged with identifying potential national security risks posed by foreign...more

3/4/2015 - Annual Reports CFIUS Cross-Border Transactions Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation

"FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Regulations — Judicial Challenges Lie Ahead"

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) voted 3-2 along party lines to approve revised network neutrality regulations that, if allowed to stand, will have far-reaching implications for the...more

2/27/2015

"Implications of National Security Reviews on Foreign Acquisitions of US Businesses"

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) can have a significant impact on transactions involving foreign acquirers. Parties considering cross-border merger and acquisition transactions should be aware...more

2/11/2015 - Administrative Review Board CFIUS China Corporate Counsel Cross-Border Transactions OFAC Ralls Corporation

"Communications: Significant Actions on the Horizon"

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) addressed a number of longstanding issues in 2014, including reform of its E-rate program that provides federal subsidies for purchases of broadband services by schools and...more

2/10/2015 - Auction Broadband FCC Legislative Agendas Net Neutrality Regulatory Agenda Subsidies

"Title II or Bust: The FCC Wrestles With Net Neutrality"

Over the past few weeks, a number of significant developments have impacted the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) ongoing proceeding regarding network neutrality. On November 10, President Barack Obama surprised many...more

11/19/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies AT&T Barack Obama Broadband Comcast Communications Act of 1934 Deregulation FCC Net Neutrality Regulatory Agenda Telecommunications Title II Verizon

"Court Finds CFIUS Violated Ralls Corporation’s Due Process Rights"

On July 15, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia remanded Ralls Corporation’s (Ralls) precedent-setting case against the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the...more

7/18/2014 - Appeals Barack Obama CFIUS Defense Production Act Due Process Enforcement Enforcement Actions National Security Ralls Corporation U.S. Navy Wind Farm

"Supreme Court Rules Aereo’s Streaming Service Violates Copyright Law"

In a case closely watched by the television, cable and online content industries, the Supreme Court ruled today that online start-up Aereo Inc. violates copyright law by redistributing over-the-air broadcast content without...more

6/26/2014 - Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Popular SCOTUS

"FCC Issues Rules for First-Ever Incentive Auction of TV Broadcast Spectrum"

On June 2, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, or Commission) released rules designed to implement the first-ever incentive auction in which spectrum will be recovered from television broadcasters, who...more

6/13/2014 - Broadband Broadcasting FCC Telecommunications Television Broadcast Stations Wireless Industry

"FCC Launches Broad Network Neutrality Rulemaking"

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) launched a proceeding to develop new network neutrality regulations that would prohibit Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking or discriminating...more

5/16/2014 - Communications Act of 1934 Electronic Communications FCC Internet ISPs Net Neutrality

"Communications: With New Leadership, the FCC Charts Its Course for 2014"

With a new chairman and a full complement of commissioners for the first time in more than six months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to take on a broad set of communications-related issues in 2014 and...more

1/31/2014 - FCC Media Telecommunications

"Verizon v. FCC: D.C. Circuit Overturns FCC Network Neutrality Regulations"

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated and remanded the operative portions of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) network neutrality regulations....more

1/15/2014 - Broadband Cable Television Providers Common Carriers Communications Act of 1934 FCC Internet Service Providers ISPs Net Neutrality Networks Telecommunications Telecommunications Act of 1966

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Preliminary Draft Issued"

On October 22, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued its Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework (the Preliminary Framework). The Preliminary Framework represents the first full draft of the...more

10/26/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS Executive Orders NIST

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: NIST Issues Request for Information on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Practices

On February 26, following close on the heels of the recent executive order setting forth the administration’s approach to the regulation of critical infrastructure network security, the National Institute of Standards and...more

3/5/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Data Protection NIST

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update: President Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order

On February 12, 2013, President Obama signed both an executive order and a presidential directive that together set forth the administration’s approach to two key cybersecurity related issues: (i) regulating critical...more

2/14/2013 - Barack Obama Cybersecurity DHS Electricity Enhanced Cybersecurity Services Executive Orders HSPD-7 Infrastructure NIST Patriot Act Risk Assessment

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