Alan S. Tilles

Alan S. Tilles: Attorney with Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Biography

With over 30 years of wireless experience, Alan Tilles is viewed as one of the “go-to” attorneys in the industry regarding spectrum utilization. From radio manufacturers, to frequency coordinators, radio engineers, public safety agencies, railroads and utilities, he is frequently called upon to create innovative answers to complex technological problems. A client recently noted, “Alan and his staff provided unparalleled legal representation for Mobile County. We would have been taken advantage of had it not been for the persistence, experience and knowledge base that the firm brought to the table.” Other clients note that they always want Alan on the phone during negotiations because he understands the technology.

Alan’s work in wireless goes well beyond simply reviewing contracts and writing FCC comments. Using his extensive background owning and running radio stations, Alan has been at the forefront of conceiving and proposing rules at the FCC to address problems faced by the wireless industry. Major projects include: authoring rules for land mobile radio narrowbanding; representing hundreds of public safety entities in 800 MHz rebanding; working with the Telecommunications Industry Association on its Smart Building Initiative, authoring rules defining interference; writing and evaluating Requests for Proposal to implement public safety radio systems; and helping railroads acquire spectrum for Positive Train Control. He is a co-founder of the Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association.

Considering this background, both technically and legally, data privacy work was a natural outgrowth of Alan’s expertise. As a member of the Shulman Rogers Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice, he helps companies implement data privacy policies, provides important assistance when breaches occur, and partners with the Firm’s litigation and government contracting teams on cyber litigation issues. Alan’s service on the Board of Trustees of Capitol Technology University further aids his insight into the world of data privacy.

However, there’s another side to Alan’s legal work. As a musician since childhood, Alan represents numerous bands and entertainers. The breadth of his work includes working on recording contracts, television and live performance agreements, as well as copyright and trademark issues. As a result, he has received appreciative mentions in a number of albums by several musicians and in 2018 appeared on the East Bay Soul CD “Conversation.”

As one of the most sought-after public speakers in the country, Alan can be seen at seminars and webinars nationwide on a regular basis, including the International Wireless Communications Expo and the Global Transport Forum. His writing can be seen on websites such as Urgent Communications, and he is a regular contributor on Federal News Radio.

Results

Case Studies

•Alan Tilles successfully defends San Bernardino County, CA in $92 million system upgrade
•Radio System Rebanding for Martin County

Recognition

•Presidential Award - APCO International, August 2004
•Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Significant Legal Scholarship - Columbus School of Law - 1982

News & Events

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

•Mr. Tilles has been a featured speaker for many years at the annual International Wireless Communications Expo.
•Mr. Tilles conceived and was the lead presenter for the Penton Media “800 MHz rebanding Seminars”, which took place across the country.
•Mr. Tilles is a featured speaker at numerous APCO and other land mobile trade shows.

News & Events

News

Alan Tilles to present session on IoT devices and privacy

March 18, 2019

The gathering of audio, video and data from a variety of deployed sensors and IoT devices raises significant privacy issues. [...]

News

Alan Tilles to present six sessions at 2019 IWCE Expo

February 15, 2019

Alan Tilles, Chair of the Shulman Rogers Telecommunications Department, will be speaking at the International Wireless Communications Expo in Las [...]

NewsEvents

IWCE Presents: Security, Privacy & the Cloud in the Age of GDPR & California’s Consumer Privacy Act

November 13, 2018

Businesses and government agencies now have a whole host of new regulations regarding the information privacy of their employees and [...]

NewsPress Releases

Shulman Rogers filing FCC STA requests at no charge for California public safety agencies affected by fires

August 9, 2018

POTOMAC, Md., Aug. 9, 2018 - Hundreds of thousands of acres have been lost in the paths of the worst [...]

News

Alan Tilles talks with Communications Daily on 5G deployment negotiations

June 29, 2018

Alan Tilles recently spoke with Communications Daily on small-cell 5G deployment negotiations between municipalities and wireless companies . Alan is quoted in [...]

NewsEvents

Alan Tilles to moderate Operational Considerations for NG911

June 28, 2018

On June 28, 2018, Alan Tilles will moderate a webinar hosted by the International Wireless Communications Expo. “Operational Considerations for NG911” will [...]

NewsEvents

Gigabit City Summit offers insights into infrastructure investment and civic impact

June 26, 2018

On June 25-28, 2018, the Gigabit City Summit will host city officials, urban planners, tech leaders and industry experts to [...]

NewsEvents

Alan Tilles to lead session at Transport Security & Safety Expo

June 11, 2018

Telecommunications Department Chair Alan Tilles will present during the Transport Security & Safety Expo in Washington D.C., June 11 and 12, 2018. [...]

NewsEvents

Alan Tilles leads session at annual DAS Congress

June 11, 2018

On June 11-13, 2018, the DAS & Small Cells Congress was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. As network architectures densify and evolve, [...]

NewsEvents

Alan Tilles to speak at WIA’s Connect (X) Connectivity Expo

May 21, 2018

Alan Tilles will serve as a speaker during the Wireless Infrastructure Association’s Connect (X) Connectivity Expo on May 21-24, 2018 in [...]

NewsEvents

Alan Tilles speaks at inaugural IoT Saving Lives conference

May 14, 2018

On May 14, IWCE introduced IoT Saving Lives, a new one-day conference focused on the vast array of the Internet [...]

NewsEvents

Alan Tilles to present at International Wireless Communications Expo 2018

March 5, 2018

International Wireless Communications Expo Orange County Convention Center • Orlando, FL Conference: March 5-9, 2018 • Exhibits: March 7-8, 2018 [...]

NewsEvents

Alan Tilles to speak during two panels at IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum

November 8, 2017

Alan Tilles will speak at two sessions during the International Wireless Communications Expo’s Critical LTE Communications Forum on November 8-9, 2017. [...]

News

Wireless Industry publication FierceWireless focuses on Shulman Rogers’ filing on behalf of multiple municipalities

October 3, 2017

Shulman Rogers’ Telecommunications Chair Alan Tilles represented several city and county entities as they filed comments with the FCC opposing the [...]

NewsEvents

Telecommunications Department Chair Alan Tilles to present two sessions at Service Delivery Innovation Summit

September 28, 2017

Alan Tilles will speak at two sessions during the Service Delivery Innovation Summit. A longstanding member of the Informa Networks series, [...]

News

Alan Tilles talks with Law360: How The GOP May Undo Wheeler’s Telecom Legacy

January 9, 2017

Alan Tilles, chair of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice at Shulman Rogers, was quoted in the Law360 article titled, “How The [...]

News

Alan Tilles discusses land-mobile-radio (LMR) systems at IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum in Chicago

November 29, 2016

Alan Tilles, chair of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice at Shulman Rogers and panelist at the November 2016 IWCE Critical LTE [...]

News

Alan Tilles quoted in Law360: Net Neutrality Rules In Jeopardy With Trump Win

November 9, 2016

Alan Tilles, chair of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice at Shulman Rogers, was quoted in the Law360 article titled, “Net Neutrality [...]

News

Alan Tilles asked to serve as a judge for Law Rocks NYC

November 8, 2016

Alan Tilles has been selected to join the Rock Panel of Judges for Law Rocks NYC on November 10, 2016. [...]

News

Shulman Rogers Obtains Extension Waiver For L.A. County Public Safety Radio System

October 5, 2016

Shulman Rogers filed a construction extension request for the Los Angeles County two-way public safety radio system known as LA-RICS. [...]

NewsEvents

Global Gaming Expo 2016

September 27, 2016

Alan S. Tilles, chair of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice at Shulman Rogers, will be presenting at this year’s Global Gaming [...]

News

Shulman Rogers Helps Create New Non-Profit Representing Public Service Entities

September 15, 2016

A group of industry leaders last week announced the formation of the Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association (GWTCA), a [...]

News

Alan Tilles quoted in Law360: 5 Tips For Litigating Against The FCC

July 27, 2016

Alan Tilles, chair of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice at Shulman Rogers, was quoted in the Law360 article titled, “5 Tips [...]

News

Alan Tilles talks with Law360: States, Localities Take Larger Role In Telecom Merger Reviews

May 25, 2016

Alan Tilles, chair of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice at Shulman Rogers, was quoted in the Law360 article titled, “States, Localities [...]

News

Alan Tilles discusses Charter and Time Warner Cable merger with Law360

April 26, 2016

Alan Tilles, chair of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice at Shulman Rogers, was quoted in the Law360 article titled, “Smoother Sailing [...]

News

Alan Tilles published in Cyber Security Law & Practice: US Senators’ encryption bill forces discussion

April 23, 2016

NewsEvents

Cybersecurity Breakfast Program: How to Minimize the Risk of and Liability from a Data Breach or Cyber Attack on a Limited Budget

April 19, 2016

NewsEvents

International Wireless Communications Expo

March 1, 2016

International Wireless Communications Expo Las Vegas Convention Center • Las Vegas, NV Conference: March 21-25, 2016 • Exhibits: March 23-24, 2016 [...]

News

Shulman Rogers Assists New York MTA In Obtaining Positive Train Control Spectrum

February 18, 2016

Shulman Rogers Assists New York MTA In Obtaining Positive Train Control Spectrum The FCC has released an Order proposing to [...]

NewsPress Releases

City of Denver gains waiver of Inter-Category Sharing Freeze in the 800 MHz Frequency Band, represented by Alan Tilles

October 7, 2015

POTOMAC, Md., October 7, 2015 - The City of Denver, faced with insufficient capacity in its radio system and the lack [...]

News

Alaska Railroad Gains 220 MHz Licenses for PTC System, Represented by Alan Tilles

September 1, 2015

The FCC granted applications to partition and assign five nationwide 220 - 222 MHz band spectrum licenses from PTC-220 to [...]

NewsEvents

Alan Tilles and Joy Einstein Presenting at APCO’s 81st Annual Conference and Expo

August 16, 2015

Alan Tilles, Chairman of the Shulman Rogers Cybersecurity Practice, and Joy Einstein, Associate in the Firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Group, will be presenting at [...]

NewsPress Releases

Shulman Rogers selected by MBTA for Positive Train Control implementation

May 27, 2015

POTOMAC, Md., May 27, 2015 - Shulman Rogers has been selected as a subcontractor by Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) [...]

NewsEvents

33rd Annual Monetary & Trade Conference Cyber Security: Threats and Reactions

April 28, 2015

33rd Annual Monetary & Trade Conference Cyber Security: Threats and Reactions Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Drexel University’s LeBow College of [...]

News

Federal News Radio: Alan Tilles discusses the communications failures during the recent METRO smoke/arcing incident

January 28, 2015

Alan Tilles, chairman of the Telecommunications Department at Shulman Rogers, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the the recent [...]

News

Chairman of the Shulman Rogers Telecommunications Department Comments on what 470-512 MHz Land Mobile Radio licensees should be doing.

May 14, 2014

What’s the Best Path Forward for T-Band Users?

News

Shulman Rogers helps New Jersey city get FCC approval of 800 MHz settlement

April 7, 2014

On behalf of West Orange, N.J., the Telecommunications Department of Shulman Rogers successfully negotiated a settlement of an 800 MHz [...]

News

Denial of Service Attacks against Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)

July 23, 2013

Denial of Service Attacks against Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) is a dangerous and growing problem. It is vital that [...]

News

FCC clarifies rules for TETRA use

July 8, 2013

Alan Tilles on FCC TETRA Use Rules

News

L.A. County Negotiates 800 MHz Rebanding and System Upgrade

May 22, 2013

Alan Tilles on L.A. County 800 MHz Rebanding

News

Regarding 911 abuses, let’s swat the swatters

May 2, 2013

Alan Tilles on abuse of 911

NewsEvents

TETRA: Exploring use cases, myths and misconceptions

February 28, 2013

News

Proper license transfers save a lot of grief

February 21, 2013

Alan Tilles on license transfers

News

Shulman Rogers Telecom Partner Alan Tilles files DFW Airport plan to install 700 MHz Public-Safety Broadband Network

January 13, 2012

DFW Airport Plans 700 MHz Public-Safety Broadband Network

News

FCC Issues Declaratory Ruling Establishing Timeframes For State & Localities To Process Wireless Tower Applications

November 19, 2009

On November 19, 2009, the FCC issued a Declaratory Ruling stating that municipalities have deadlines of 90 days (for collocations) [...]

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Areas of Practice (10)

  • Entertainment and Sports Law
  • Tower Group
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • DSRC Service Licensing and Interference Mitigation
  • Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
  • FCC Application Preparation Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Technology Transactions
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(301) 231-0930  Phone
(301) 230-2891  Fax
www.shulmanrogers.com
University Attended:
University of Maryland, B.A., Radio, Television & Film, 1979
Law School Attended:
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1984
Admission:
1999, Maryland; 1984, District of Columbia
Memberships:

Professional & Community Affiliations

•International Wireless Communications Expo Advisory Committee, Member
•Federal Communications Bar Association, Member
•Spectrum Committee - National Public Safety Telecommunications Committee, Member
•Telecommunications Industry Association Smart Buildings Program Committee, Member
•Entertainment and Sports Law Committee - Maryland Bar Association, Member
•Capitol Technology University, Board of Trustees Member
•Radio Club of America, Member

Birth Information:
Baltimore, Maryland, February 21, 1957
Reported Cases:
Case Studies: Alan Tilles and Georgina Feigen successfully defend San Bernardino County, CA in $92 million system upgrade; Radio System Rebanding for Martin County
ISLN:
903140742

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