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Abigail Slater Joins The Internet Association as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Policy

Beckerman: “[Gail’s] legal and regulatory know-how, both in the U.S. and the E.U., will be put to good use as we advance public policy solutions that strengthen Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic growth, and empower users.”

 

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association, the trade association representing leading global Internet companies, announced today that Abigail Slater has joined the organization as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Policy.

“Gail’s deep understanding of the legal and regulatory challenges facing the Internet industry makes her an excellent addition to our team of highly skilled policy, communications and digital professionals,” said Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association. “Her legal and regulatory know-how, both in the U.S. and the E.U., will be put to good use as we advance public policy solutions that strengthen Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic growth, and empower users.”

Slater joins The Internet Association from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission where she worked for over a decade. Since 2011, she served as an attorney advisor to Commissioner Julie Brill. Prior to working in Commissioner Brill’s office, Slater worked as a staff attorney in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, where she focused on merger reviews in the high-tech sector, and worked on several litigated cases involving the agency. Outside the FTC, she has served as a vice chair in the American Bar Association Antitrust Section and blogs regularly for Penn Law School’s RegBlog.

“I am truly grateful to be working with the dynamic and professional Internet Association team. They do a terrific job serving our members today, and I look forward to adding additional value to their output on a range of issues. From Brussels to Boston, the Internet deserves effective advocates who are willing to work with diverse stakeholders.”

Slater holds a law degree from University College Dublin and a Master’s degree in European and Comparative Law from Oxford University. She is an IAPP certified privacy professional in the U.S. and Europe. Gail is a dual Irish and U.S. national who lives in Washington, D.C. Prior to settling in D.C., she worked for the global law firm Freshfields in their London and Brussels offices.

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