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Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium

July 26-27, 1999
Montreal, Canada

Speaker Biography

Mark Bohannon

Chief Counsel for Technology
US Department of Commerce

As Chief Counsel for Technology, and as Counsellor to the Under Secretary, at the Department of Commerce, Mark Bohannon provides legal advice and works on a variety of strategic policy initiatives affecting technology development, intellectual property and competitive trade issues.

In the area of electronic commerce, Mr. Bohannon serves on the Department's team that seeks to implement the goals of the President's Framework for Global Electronic Commerce. He brings a perspective of both law and technology to the achievement of these goals, and is responsible for efforts underway in the area of commercial law, including issues related to authentication, in international forums like the UN Committee on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), as well as regional efforts like those of the European Union.

He is a graduate of the Foreign Service School at Georgetown University, and the George Washington University Law School.

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