Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Alton Drew

667 Peeples Street, SW, Apt. 4

Atlanta, Georgia 30310

410.463.0582

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

21 June 2000

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.

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

The Drew Fonza Project, Managing Director, Atlanta, Georgia

April 2013 to the present

Consult investment banks and private investors on the legal and regulatory environment impacting their trades and positions.
Via the blog, Alton Drew, provide commentary on legal, public policy, and regulatory events that impact the flow of capital, e-commerce, and wireless broadband space.
Contribute articles to various online media outlets publications discussing impact of broadband, e-commerce, and fiscal initiatives.
The Alton Drew Group, Managing Director, Atlanta, Georgia

July 2010 to April 2013

Via the blog, Law and Politics of Broadband, advocated for policies that increase the amount of spectrum provided to wireless carriers, addressed media diversity, expanded broadband adoption in unserved and underserved rural and urban communities.
Freelance Writer, Examiner.com and Politic365.com, Atlanta, Georgia

September 2008 to present

Contribute articles that address the intersection of politics and broadband technology
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, 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.