Paul E. Misener

Vice President for Global Public Policy
Amazon.com

Both an engineer and lawyer, Paul Misener is Amazon.com's Vice President for Global Public Policy. In this capacity, Mr. Misener is responsible for formulating and representing Amazon.com's public policy positions worldwide, as well as for managing the company's policy specialists in Washington, DC, and Brussels. He also is President of the Internet Commerce and Communications Division of the Information Technology Association of America and a member of the ITAA Board of Directors.

Formerly a partner and the chairman of the E-commerce and Internet Practice at the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, Mr. Misener also served as Senior Legal Advisor and Chief of Staff to a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to his federal service, Paul was Intel's Manager of Telecommunications and Computer Technology Policy, and co-founder and leader of the computer industry's Internet Access Coalition.

Mr. Misener was a policy specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the late 1980s, where he was a U.S. delegate to several conferences of the International Telecommunication Union; prior to that, he designed communications systems for the military.

He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University and the J.D. degree from the George Mason University School of Law, from where he also received the 2001 Distinguished Achievement Award.

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