June 27, 2001 Gerard Lavery Lederer, formerly the executive director for advocacy and research advancement at Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), has joined the Washington, D.C. law firm Miller & Van Eaton, PLLC (www.millervaneaton.com). Lederer will assist in the firm's advocacy effort before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, state regulators, and state legislatures, working on behalf of municipal governments across the country and the Real Access Alliance.
Lederer will also assist in expanding the firm's current real estate practice, which advises office and apartment building owners seeking to incorporate telecommunications technology into their properties.
Before his six years at BOMA, Lederer was executive director of government affairs for the United States Telephone Association and general counsel of the United States Conference of Mayors. He authored Critical Connections and Wired for Profit, which are guides on the integration of telecommunications technology into office buildings.