Damon Ladson is a technology policy advisor with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP. Mr. Ladson is an expert on spectrum management, electromagnetic compatibility, and radiofrequency device certification and authorization, and has extensive experience in international telecommunications negotiations. He advises the firm and clients on technical and policy matters related to spectrum engineering, interference avoidance, broadband fixed and mobile wireless access, satellite space and earth station engineering and coordination, equipment compliance and authorization and licensing matters. Mr. Ladson also represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission, other Federal agencies, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)-including the Radiocommunication and Telecommunications Standardization Sectors-and the Interamerican Telecommunications Commission (CITEL). Prior to joining the firm in August 2000, Mr. Ladson was Deputy Chief, Planning and Negotiations Division, in the Federal Communications Commission's International Bureau. There, Mr. Ladson served as Director of the FCC's World Radiocommunications Conference preparations and was also vice-Chair of the United States Delegation to the International Telecommunication Union's 2000 World Radiocommunications Conference. In addition, during this time Mr. Ladson chaired numerous technical groups at international CITEL conferences. Mr. Ladson also served as a Senior Engineer in the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET). While there, Mr. Ladson was responsible for long-range spectrum planning, coordinating FCC preparations for ITU technical conferences and authoring spectrum-related rulemaking proceedings. Before serving in OET, Mr. Ladson was an engineer in the FCC's Mass Media Bureau where he conducted broadcast station interference analyses.