L. Barbee Ponder IV
L. Barbee Ponder IV was named General Counsel and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Globalstar, Inc. in July of 2010. Mr. Ponder has previously served as Senior Regulatory Counsel for BellSouth Corporation in Washington, D.C. where he provided representation before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and the White House on issues concerning 1996 Telecommunications Act, deregulation of broadband services and tax issues concerning the telecommunications industry.
Prior to joining BellSouth, Mr. Ponder practiced with the Jones Walker law firm in New Orleans, where he specialized in commercial litigation including class action defense. Mr. Ponder is responsible for all of Globalstar’s legal and regulatory matters, including those with the FCC and other international communications regulatory agencies. Mr. Ponder holds a law degree (Juris Doctor with distinction) from the Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA and a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.