E. Barlow Keener, JD, CIPP

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E. Barlow Keener, JD, CIPP
Areas of Expertise
  • Cybersecurity
  • Governance
  • Telecommunications Law
Industry Focus
  • Broadband
  • Wireless Telecommunications
  • Wireline Telecommunications
  • State Bar Admissions:
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Massachusetts
  • CIPP/US – Certified Information Privacy Professional – from IAPP
  • Candidate, American Society of Appraisers
  • Passed national USPAP exam
  • Emory University School of Law, JD
  • Master’s in Arts in America History from North Carolina Central University
  • Bachelor of Arts in British History from the University of the South – Sewanee
E. Barlow Keener, JD, CIPP +1.212.433.4805
  • Barlow Keener is a Managing Director at Summit Ridge Group and serves as its Chief Information Security Officer and its General Counsel. He has over 20 years of telecommunications, spectrum, Internet, and privacy law experience. He has earned an exam certification as CIPP/US privacy law certification, or “Certified Information Privacy Professional”, from the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). He is Co-Chair of the FCBA (Federal Communications Bar Association) Wireless Committee and a Member, Forum on Communications Law, American Bar Association.
  • Barlow has provided counsel and in-depth regulatory and financial analysis for clients involved investments in innovative FCC related spectrum issues, satellite spectrum matters, terrestrial radio technologies, small cell technologies, long-haul fiber networks, and data centers. He has actively handled state regulatory proceedings as an attorney and provided expert witness services and support for state regulators in telecommunications administrative matters involving FCC classifications of central offices, service quality failures, and 911 failures.
  • Barlow is an attorney previously was co-founder and CEO of New England based-facilities competitive local exchange company.  In addition, he served as General Counsel at an infomercial marketing firm and was in-house counsel at BellSouth Telecommunications (now AT&T).
  • Barlow regularly speaks at major industry spectrum and telecom conferences. He authored numerous articles regarding cutting edge spectrum and telecommunications law in industry magazines. In Law school, he was the co-founder of the Emory Journal of International Dispute Resolution.
  • Barlow is an Adjunct Lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business where he teaches “Online Privacy and Internet Law.”
  • Barlow’s interests include history, literature, physics, coding, math, running, and Baptiste Yoga. He served on the Stewardship Committee of the historic Boston Trinity Church (2014-2018) and as co-founder and President of Ocean Comeback, Inc., a 501(3)(c) non-profit advocating for municipal-created ocean no-take sanctuaries (2016-2018). Barlow has run the Boston Marathon five times. He lived and worked in Budapest, Hungary for 1 year.

*Mr. Keener also serves as Summit Ridge Group, LLC’s Chief Information Security Officer (“CISO”).