Speaker:

Sean Stokes

The Baller Herbst Law Group

Sean Stokes is a Principal of Baller Stokes & Lide, PC, a national communications law firm based in Washington, DC. Mr. Stokes regularly works with multi-disciplinary teams of legal, financial, engineering and other technical experts, assisting clients in making comprehensive telecommunications and broadband plans. Mr. Stokes has significant experience developing and negotiating agreements involving access to poles, ducts, conduits, fiber, and towers, and is the principal author of an extensive guidebook and model pole attachment agreement for the American Public Power Association and the approximately 2,000 public power utilities that it represents. Mr. Stokes has represented several municipal utilities in complex negotiations with Google Fiber and other entities developing city-wide fiber-to-the-home networks. Mr. Stokes recently advised the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee on issues surrounding pole and conduit attachment regulations. Prior to joining Baller Stokes & Lide Mr. Stokes served as the Associate General Counsel for the Utilities Telecommunications Council. Mr. Stokes is a graduate of the National Law Center at George Washington University.