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Ambassador David A. Gross to Lead International Telecoms and Internet Policy Work of the U.S. Council for International Business

February 18, 2011

Wiley Rein partner Ambassador David A. Gross, co-chair of Wiley Rein's International Telecommunications group, has been named the chair of the Information, Communications and Technology Committee of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). In this role Amb. Gross, who before joining Wiley Rein served in the State Department as the senior U.S. government official responsible for international communications policy, will help represent the business views expressed by USCIB regarding the dynamic policy issues arising from international telecommunications and Internet matters.

In a Council press release, Amb. Gross said, "I am excited about this new opportunity. I have long looked to USCIB as the voice of U.S. business in international policy forums and have respected its active contributions to information and communication technology policy debates."

USCIB's ICT Committee advocates the continued growth of information and communication technologies, while emphasizing free and fair competition, minimal government intervention and the free flow of information and user orientation.

Amb. Gross is one of the world's foremost experts on international telecommunications, having addressed the United Nations General Assembly and led more U.S. delegations to major international telecommunication conferences than anyone in modern history. Drawing on his more than 25 years of experience as a global policy maker and corporate executive, Amb. Gross assists U.S. companies seeking to enter or expand international businesses, as well as non-U.S. companies and organizations seeking to invest in, monitor and understand the U.S. market. He also advises large, established organizations, as well as new entrants and governments on global technology opportunities, and is actively involved with major international organizations such as the Federal Communications Commission, USTR, the Departments of State and Commerce and other federal agencies, as well as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) and many other regulatory and policy-making bodies.