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 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 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. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »