Edward Smith is the chair of DLA Piper’s U.S. regulatory and government affairs practice. In addition to his chair role, Smith continues to lead the firm’s Washington office as managing partner and a partner in the telecommunications practice. Smith joined the firm in 2017 after serving as a legal advisor to then-Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.
Daniel J. Weitzner is Founding Director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative, Principal Research Scientist at CSAIL, and teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Weitzner’s research pioneered the development of Accountable Systems to enable computational treatment of legal rules.
Adam M. Golodner is the Founder and CEO of Vortex Strategic Consulting, LLC, where he serves as an advisor to companies and organizations on global cyber, emerging technology, and national security issues. A former global law firm partner, technology company executive, senior Justice Department official, and academic, Adam brings a holistic approach to helping companies navigate global the intersection of cyberspace, technology, markets, and governments.
Jim Kohlenberger is a national technology and innovation policy leader who has long been at the forefront of national policy initiative to harness innovation to improve people’s lives as technology policy advisor to two U.S. Presidents, and through a series of national initiatives.