W&G Partner Kent Bressie to Speak on National Security Issues at PTC ’13 in Honolulu, Hawaii

December 14, 2012


Wiltshire & Grannis LLP (“W&G”) partner Kent Bressie will speak on national-security regulation at Pacific Telecommunications Council (“PTC”) 2013 to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from January 20 to 23, 2013.

Kent’s presentation—”National-Security and Foreign-Policy Regulation of Undersea Cables — What You Need to Know”—will address how heightened government regulation in the wake of terrorist attacks and cyberattacks over the last decade affects undersea cable supply, ownership, and operation.

Kent is an expert on telecommunications regulation and international trade and investment and leads W&G’s international practice.  He regularly represents undersea cable operators, wireline and wireless carriers, and infrastructure suppliers in all aspects of their businesses, including communications and environmental permitting, market access and foreign investment, national security and law enforcement, export controls and economic sanctions, and the law of the sea.

The Pacific Telecommunications Council (the organization) brings together members in over sixty countries to promote the development and use of telecommunications to improve the lives of people in the Pacific region.  PTC ‘13, PTC’s 35th annual conference, will continue this tradition by featuring industry workshops, roundtables, and panel discussions focused on the theme “Capacity, Capability, Collaboration.”

More information about Kent may be found at:  www.wiltshiregrannis.com/bressie

More information about the Pacific Telecommunications Council and PTC’13 may be found at:



At HWG, we’re always looking for smart, talented people to add to our team.


  • 1919 M Street NW, Eighth Floor
    Washington, DC 20036-3537
  • 1033 Wade Ave, Suite 100
    Raleigh, NC 27605-1155