Non-Affiliated Experts

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

Lawrence E. Strickling

Assistant Secretary
NTIA

On June 25, 2009, the United States Senate confirmed Lawrence E. Strickling as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce. In this role, Strickling serves as Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the executive branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on communications and information policies, managing the Federal use of electromagnetic spectrum, performing cutting-edge telecommunications research and engineering, formulating and advocating for U.S. Read more »

Jessica Rosenworcel

Senate Commerce Committee

Austin Schlick

Federal Communications Commission

Mary Beth Richards

Federal Communications Commission

Nicholas Johnson

Visiting Professor of Law
College of Law, University of Iowa

Following law school, where Professor Johnson was Order of the Coif and the articles editor of the Texas Law Review, he clerked for both Judge John R. Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals, and Justice Hugo L. Black, United States Supreme Court. After the clerkships, his first teaching appointment was at the University of California Law School (Boalt Hall), Berkeley. He subsequently was an associate at the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling, from which he was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson (no relation) to be the U.S. Maritime Administrator. Read more »

Susan Crawford

Professor
Michigan Law School

Susan Crawford joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School on July 1, 2008. She is currently serving in the Obama Administration as a Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy as part of the National Economic Council, and is on government leave from her duties at the Law School, where she teaches internet law and communications law. She was a visiting professor at Michigan in 2007, and also at Yale Law School in spring 2008. Read more »

Mark Cooper

Director of Research
Consumer Federation of America

Dr. Cooper holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and is a former Yale University and Fulbright Fellow. He is Director of Research at the Consumer Federation of America, a Fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society and a Fellow at The Donald McGannon Communications Center of Fordham University. He has provided expert testimony in over 250 cases for public interest clients including Attorneys General, People’s Counsels, and citizen interveners before state and federal agencies, courts and legislators in almost four dozen jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.
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Gigi Sohn

Gigi Sohn
President
Public Knowledge

Gigi B. Sohn is the President and Co-Founder of Public Knowledge, a nonprofit organization that seeks to ensure that our communications system promotes fundamental democratic principles and cultural values including openness, access, and the capacity to create and compete. Read more »

Rick Whitt

Washington Telecom and Media Counsel
Google

Paul Misener

Vice President, Global Public Policy
Amazon
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