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Anna Hevia is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, where she practices in the International Trade Practice Group and Communications and Media Industry Group. She also maintains an active pro bono practice.

As part of her international trade practice, Anna advises clients on U.S. sanctions administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and export controls administered by the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security.

Anna’s work for the Communications and Media Industry Group involves counseling clients on accessibility compliance, broadband connectivity, technology policy, broadcast and other media, transactions, and other issues regulated by the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies. In these matters, Anna brings to bear her experience working for five years in the office of U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.

As senior policy advisor in Rep. Cárdenas' office, Anna worked on telecommunications, technology, judiciary, and consumer protections issues, including drafting legislation, meeting with a wide variety of stakeholders, liaising with federal agencies, and preparing the Congressman for Energy and Commerce Committee hearings.

During law school, Anna worked as a legal intern in the office of then-FCC Commissioner (now Chairwoman) Jessica Rosenworcel.

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This quarterly update summarizes key federal legislative and regulatory developments in the second quarter of 2022 related to artificial intelligence (“AI”), the Internet of Things, connected and automated vehicles (“CAVs”), and data privacy, and highlights a few particularly notable developments in U.S. state legislatures.  To summarize, in the second quarter of 2022, Congress and the Administration focused on addressing algorithmic bias and other AI-related risks and introduced a bipartisan federal privacy bill.

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On November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“IIJA”) became law, authorizing $65 billion in federal broadband investments with the goal of connecting all Americans to reliable, high speed, and affordable broadband.  The IIJA directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) to oversee the distribution of $48.2 billion in infrastructure grants to