Shebar has spent the past year addressing net neutrality and the changing merger landscape. Drawing upon his previous experience at a media distribution company as well as work in the private sector, Shebar’s expertise includes cable television distribution agreements, retransmission consent agreements, as well as media, data, and technology licensing. He expects the year ahead to involve a look at the competitive advantages held by large technology firms in cloud computing power. “(It) will impact the industry as platforms continue to converge,” he says.
What have been the most important legal issues in communications for you in the past year?
The changing rules for net neutrality and the shifting landscape for mergers in the industry.
What is your golden rule for negotiating?
Always understand your leverage position and stay focused on your client’s business objectives.
What’s the biggest sleeper issue in communications?
How competitive advantages held by large technology firms in cloud computing power will impact the industry as platforms continue to converge.