About ISOC & ISOC DC
ISOC-DC’s Chapter Council
Philip L. Verveer served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy with ambassadorial rank from 2009 to 2013.
Mr. Verveer has practiced communications and antitrust law in the government and in private law firms for more than 40 years. From 1969 to 1981,
Mr. Verveer practiced as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, as a supervisory attorney in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission, and as the chief of the Cable Television Bureau, the Broadcast Bureau, and the Common Carrier Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. Between 1973 and 1977, he served as the Antitrust Division’s first lead counsel in the investigation and prosecution of United States v. American Tel. & Tel. Co., the case that eventuated in the divestiture of the Bell System. As a Bureau Chief at the FCC, Mr. Verveer participated in a series of decisions that enabled increased competition in video and telephone services, introduced asymmetric telecommunications regulation, and limited regulation of information services. In 1979, Mr. Verveer became a charter member of the United States Government’s Senior Executive Service and in 1980 received the Distinguished Presidential Rank award. Between 1981 and 2009, Mr. Verveer engaged in private law practice in Washington, DC.
In 1995 and 1996, Mr. Verveer chaired the Federal Advisory Committee that identified the spectrum requirements necessary to afford public safety organizations efficient and interoperable wireless communications.
Mr. Verveer served in the United States Army as a Captain, Military Intelligence, principally at 8th U.S. Army Headquarters, Seoul, Korea.
Mr. Verveer is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Specialties: Next Generation Internet technologies and the Grid; IT policy and cyber-politics; vision.
Owner, Hellerstein & Associates and Telecommunications Consultant
About Our Chapter and ISOC
In order to build a better Internet, we have restarted the Internet Society chapter for Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
About ISOC – The Internet Society
The Internet Society (ISOC) is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington D.C., USA, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.
The Internet Society provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet, and is the organisational home for the groups responsible for Internet infrastructure standards, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
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Our Sep. 14 meeting, A Discussion on INTERNET 2020, was held in the magnificent new Visitors Center of the U.S. Capitol building — the first public event for our restarted DC chapter. It was an exciting time. For a video of the evening, click here.
Restart activities: We have held 4 organizing meeting: June 9, July 13, August 17, and October 19. We’ve completed four Brainstorming Breakfast meetings: July 21 in VA, July 28 in DC, and Aug 4 in MD, and Sep. 8 in DC.