Deep Internet and Telecommunications Experience


Barlow Keener, Principal

Barlow Keener specializes in privacy, Internet, and intellectual property (IP) trademark law. He is CIPP/US - IAPP privacy certified.

Barlow is a privacy and cybersecurity law attorney and earned a CIPP/US privacy law certification, or "Certified Information Privacy Professional", from the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).   He manages issues related to start-up firms in the Internet and Life Sciences sectors including incorporation, general corporate governance, and intellectual property including trademark registrations. He provides counsel for intellectual property transactions in software, hardware, and technology consulting.   Barlow represents Internet providers, both wired and wireless, in state and FCC regulatory matters. He has also provided counsel and consulting for VoIP startups and for state governments. He works with E911, CNPI, CALEA, HIPAA/HITECH, NACP, LNP (number portability), 499 filings, and USF.   

Bar Admissions  Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts.  Education Emory University School of Law, JD;  M.A., History, North Carolina Central University; B.A., History, University of the South - Sewanee; CIPP/US Privacy certification.

Publications
“The End of Broadcast TV: Incentive Auctions,” Video World Insider (Sept. 2012)
“Recovery for the Telecom Industry,” Politics and Technology TMCnet (Feb. 2009)
“Broadband Provisions in the Economic Recovery Bill,” Politics and Technology TMCnet (Feb. 2009)
“Will the FCC Shift Direction Under Obama?” VoiceXML Featured Article, TMCnet (Jan. 2009)
“Sorting Out the FCC's Debate Over Inter-carrier Compensation,” Business VoIP, TMCnet (Nov. 2008)
“Reregulating Information Services at the FCC: Audio Bridging,” Business VoIP, TMCnet (Sept. 2008)
“Andean Common Market Court: Its Purpose, Structure, and Future,” EMORY J. INT’L LAW

Speaking
Speaker, “White Spaces and Spectrum Auction Legislation,” 4GWE Super WiFi Summit (2012 Miami)
Speaker, “Regulatory Hurdles for Deployment of Femtocells,” Informa Conference (2008 Boston)
Moderator, “When WLAN is the LAN,” ExpoComm Mexico  (2008 Mexico City)
Speaker, “Femtocell Regulatory and Legal Issues,“ Mass. Dep. of Telecom and Cable (2008 Boston)
Speaker, “Unified Message Communications,”  Pulvermedia Conference, (2007 Chicago)
Panel, “IPTV – The Final Frontier,” Massachusetts Network Communications Council (2006 Boston)


Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Michael A. Isenberg, Of Counsel

Mike Isenberg is a consulting attorney to Keener Law Group, a Massachusetts-based law firm specializing in telecommunications, Internet and entertainment law. Mr. Isenberg provides expertise to clients in telecommunications law, including wired and wireless technologies, in state and federal regulatory matters.   Mike was Director of the Competition Division of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable (DTC), the state agency responsible for regulating the common carrier telecommunications and cable industries in Massachusetts since 2008.  In that capacity, he managed a seven-person division of economists, accountants and lawyers, and served as the chief policy advisor to the Commissioner of the agency.  Mike led investigation and analysis of technical, economic, and regulatory issues, provided technical direction to staff to conduct complex adjudications, and drafted Department orders and other key documents.

Before that, Mike served in management capacities in the Telecommunications Division of the DTC’s predecessor agencies – the Department of Telecommunications and Energy, and the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) – since 1996.  As Director and Assistant Director then, Mr. Isenberg built Massachusetts’ reputation as one of the most investment and competition-friendly states in the nation by developing policies for competition, following passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.  Since 1992, Mr. Isenberg served as a hearing officer with the DPU, concentrating on telecommunications cases but also presiding over electric, gas, and water utility matters.

Before attending law school, Mike worked in the financial communications and healthcare public relations industries.  He received his law degree from the University of Maine and a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.  He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, Maine, and the District of Columbia.