Damon Ladson is a technology policy advisor, engineer, and an expert on spectrum management, electromagnetic compatibility, and radiofrequency device certification and authorization. He has extensive experience in international telecommunications negotiations.
Damon 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. Damon also assists counsel in representing clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other Federal agencies. He also interacts directly with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)-including the Radiocommunication and Telecommunications Standardization Sectors-and the Interamerican Telecommunications Commission (CITEL).
Prior to joining HWG, Damon was Deputy Chief, Planning and Negotiations Division, in the FCC’s International Bureau. There, Damon served as Director of the FCC’s World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC) preparations and was also vice-Chair of the United States Delegation to the International Telecommunication Union’s 2000 WRC. In addition, during this time Damon chaired numerous technical groups at international CITEL conferences.
Damon also served as a Senior Engineer in the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET). While there, Damon was responsible for long-range spectrum planning, coordinating FCC preparations for ITU technical conferences and authoring spectrum-related rulemaking proceedings. Before serving in OET, Damon was an engineer in the FCC’s Mass Media Bureau where he conducted broadcast station interference analyses.