Alton Drew Curriculum Vitae

Alton Drew

Birth date: 14 October 1963

Education

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Juris Doctorate
8 May 1999

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Master of Public Administration
1 May 1993

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Bachelor of Science-Political Science and Economics
15 December 1984

Admissions

Court of Appeals of Maryland
United States District Court-Maryland

Publications

Determining Appropriate Municipal Policy Initiatives”, Alton Drew and Allison Hift, NATOA Journal of Municipal Telecommunications Policy, Fall 2003.

“Banks ‘Too Big to Fail’? Wrong”, Alton Drew, BusinessWeek.com, February 18, 2009.
“Let Markets Work Their Magic”, Alton Drew, BusinessWeek.com, July 14, 2009.
“Pro & Con: Do Consumers Need a New Financial Protection Agency?” Alton Drew, Atlanta Journal Constitution, July 15, 2009.
“Genachowski’s ‘Third Way’ Merely Eye of the Storm”, Alton Drew, The Daily Caller, May 27, 2010.

Fields of Specialization and Interest
• Broadband and Internet Regulation
• Law and Society
• Public Administration and Political Economy

Teaching Experience
Frederick Community College, Adjunct Instructor of Economics, Frederick, Maryland
August 2005 to August 2008
• Lectured students on the concepts, history, and philosophy underlying the American national economic system and economic decision making of firms in competitive, quasi-competitive, and monopolistic markets.
• Presented real world examples of social policy issues and the approaches used to construct and implement appropriate public policy designed to address these issues.

Frederick Community College, Adjunct Instructor of American National Government, Frederick, Maryland
August 2005 to August 2008
• Lectured students on the concepts, history, and philosophy underlying the framework of American national government.
• Presented real world examples of social policy issues and the approaches used to construct and implement appropriate public policy designed to address these issues.

Carroll Community College, Adjunct Instructor of Business Law, Westminster, Maryland
March 2001 to May 2002

Other Professional Experience

Alton Drew-Consultant, Writer-Atlanta, Georgia
September 2008 to the present
• Provide strategic communications services for not-for-profit advocacy groups. Services include drafting blog posts and writing opinion pieces for various political and civic leaders on broadband issues.
• Manages social media and blog properties of Alton Drew.
• Contribute articles that address the intersection of politics and broadband technology

Management Analyst, County of Fairfax, Virginia
April 2002 to August 2005
Within the County of Fairfax’s Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Review, managed the County’s franchise agreements with Comcast Cable and Cox Cable including review of applications for rate increases and mediation of consumer complaints.
August 2005 to August 2007
Within the County of Fairfax’s Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Review, mediated customer complaints on various issues including cable services, landlord-tenant, and retail store complaints.

Law Offices of Alton Drew, Attorney, Frederick, Maryland
May 2001 to August 2008
• Represented clients in administrative hearings before the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles, the Maryland Department of Corrections, the Maryland Department of Social Services, and the Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Child Support Enforcement.
• Represented clients in state and federal courts in the state of Maryland. Areas of law included immigration, criminal, family law, bankruptcy, landlord tenant, and tort.
• Drafted complaints, petitions, answers, and motions; participated in pre-conference hearings; negotiated settlement agreements; collected and prepared documents for presentation as evidence; interviewed and prepared witnesses for trial.

Cole, Raywid & Braverman, Legal Assistant/Staff Attorney
February 2000 to May 2001
• Prepared tariffs and applications for certificates of public necessity for various telecommunications companies in various jurisdictions including Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Telecommunications Reports International, Analysts/Editor, Washington, DC
July 1999 to February 2000
• Wrote on and analyzed state and federal public policy events impacting telecommunications in the 14-state former Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) territory.

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