Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Juliana Gruenwald

Tech Daily Dose

Steven J. Metalitz

Steven J. Metalitz
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Steve Metalitz is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP. For more than 15 years, he has advised trade associations and companies in the film, music, software, videogame and publishing industries on domestic and international anti-piracy and other copyright matters. Besides intellectual property, his practice also focuses on privacy and e-commerce issues. Read more »

Emery Simon

Business Software Alliance

Emery Simon is Counselor to the Business Software Alliance. He advises the BSA and its member companies on a broad range of domestic and international policy issues including intellectual property, electronic commerce, trade and security policy. The BSA's members include the leading American software and computer companies in the business of developing creative software solutions for the work-place, school and home.  Read more »

Edward Reilly

Edward Reilly
CEO Americas
FD International Limited

Edward Reilly is CEO Americas of FD International Limited and a Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting.

Throughout his career of advising senior corporate leaders, Edward has provided strategic counsel on complex issues facing clients and how to deal with the associated communications challenges.  With an extensive background in attitudinal and market research, Edward has led a myriad of innovative communications programs that have advanced the business objectives of his clients across a spectrum of industries.
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Steven F. Hayward

Steven F. Hayward
F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow
American Enterprise Institute

Steven F. Hayward, is the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy in San Francisco.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and an M.A. Read more »

Debra Cabral

General Manager and Senior Managing Director
FD International Limited

Victoria Espinel

Victoria Espinel
Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
Office of Management and Budget

Victoria A. Espinel currently serves in the Executive Office of the President as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in September 2009 and was confirmed by the Senate in December 2009. In this capacity, she is charged with developing and implementing the Administration’s overall strategy for enforcement of intellectual property. Read more »

Adam Thierer

Adam Thierer
Senior Research Fellow
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Adam Thierer is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University with the Technology Policy Program. His primary research interests are technology, media, Internet, and free speech policy issues, with a particular focus on online child safety and digital privacy policy issues. Read more »

Eliza Krigman

Eliza Krigman

Eliza Krigman is a technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. She developed her policy muscles at National Journal, where she served as a principal writer for the Tech Daily Dose blog and also contributed to the company’s daily paper and weekly magazine. Krigman's coverage of tech issues has run the gamut from copyright infringement, online privacy and cable fee disputes to net neutrality and music performance royalties. She has also written extensively on federal education issues and lobbying. Read more »

Hank Hultquist

Vice President, Federal Regulatory

Hank joined AT&T (then SBC) in 2004. He represents AT&T at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a number of issues including broadband and Internet policy, video and media policy, intercarrier compensation, and universal service. He is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) and serves on the North American Numbering Council (NANC). Prior to joining AT&T, he was with MCI for eight years. Read more »

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