Philip S. Corwin, Partner, Butera & Andrews & Counsel ICA

Philip S. Corwin has been involved in legislative and regulatory policy matters for three decades. He is a Partner at Butera & Andrews, a Washington, DC law firm specializing in government relations and litigation. A major portion of his practice has revolved around cutting edge developments in the law of electronic commerce and intellectual property for such clients as First Virtual Holdings (e-cash), PenOp (e-signatures through biometric authentication) and Sharman Networks Limited/Kazaa (digital media distribution on the Internet), (ICANN gTLD registry policies) and the Internet Commerce Association (Internet governance and trademarks) . He previously worked as Counsel and government relations Director at the American Bankers Association, and as a legislative aide at the United States Senate.

Mr. Corwin often speaks on technology-related policy initiatives; in December 2006 he participated in a domain name “tasting” workshop at ICANN’s meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also holds leadership positions at the American Bar Association, where he is Chairman of the Section of Business Law’s Committee on Legislation, and Washington Liaison for the Section of Science and Technology.

Mr. Corwin received his B.A. in Government from Cornell University and his J.D. from Boston College. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court.