Jodie Griffin is a Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge, and previously worked in the music industry. At Public Knowledge, Jodie works on domestic copyright and telecommunications issues, and international copyright agreements that impact internet freedom. Jodie is a member of the Virginia State Bar and graduated from the George Washington University Law School.
Rick Chessen is Senior Vice President, Law & Regulatory Policy, for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). In that role, he manages the NCTA Legal Department and the Association’s relationship with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Read more »
Mark Caine is a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. There, he coordinates energy and climate programmes for the Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long Wave Events, a research centre dedicated to political economy, geopolitics, long-wave trends, and scenario-based thinking.
Mark holds degrees from Brown and Cambridge Universities.
Councilmember Cheh has served on the Council of the District of Columbia since 2007 and is currently the Chair of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment. An attorney by trade, Cheh has championed legislation to protect the environment, improve the health of District residents, and fight for good government. Read more »
Annabelle Canning is a partner at Capitol Tax Partners, Washington’s largest independent consulting firm specializing in tax legislative and regulatory matters. Ms. Canning advises clients seeking Federal legislative solutions to complicated, inefficient and onerous state tax concerns. Prior to joining Capitol Tax Partners, Ms. Canning served as Vice President, State Tax Policy at Verizon Communications, and Assistant General Counsel, Federal and State Tax Policy at Verizon Wireless. Read more »
Jot Carpenter joined CTIA in August, 2006, and is responsible for strategic direction and day-to-day management of the wireless industry’s outreach efforts to members of Congress, the Executive Branch, and appropriate government agencies. Read more »
Joe joined MultiState in 2011 after 11 years with the Council On State Taxation (COST), an association representing 600 of the nation's largest companies on state and local business tax issues. Joe served COST as chief operating officer & senior director, policy. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Joe managed all aspects of COST's advocacy program and regularly testified before state legislatures and other state and national policy-making bodies. He is a nationally recognized expert on state and local business tax policy. Read more »
Bartlett D. Cleland is Policy Counsel for the Institute for Policy Innovation, and oversees all technology studies in addition to related studies focusing on intellectual property, communications policy, taxation and technology, as well as technology and regulation.
Cleland also represents IPI as a member of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force and contributed to its final report, released in January 2009. The Task Force was created in February 2008 at the request of 49 state attorneys general to identify effective tools and technologies to keep kids safe online. Read more »
Brian Bieron has served as a Senior Director of Federal Affairs with eBay Inc. since June of 2004. He leads an eight person Washington office for eBay that focuses on educating policymakers on the evolving eBay marketplace that is expanding both in the United States and abroad and is creating small business jobs across America. Read more »
Maggi Lazarus is with the Law Offices of John T. O’Rourke, a boutique law firm specializing in legislative and executive branch representation. The firm is engaged in the representation of clients with respect to banking and financial services, tax, telecommunications, and international trade matters. Ms. Lazarus joined the firm in 2000, and since that time has devoted herself to the representation of clients on a variety of legislative issues, including tax, banking, trade, intellectual property and gaming. Read more »