date icon June 7, 2018 category icon News, Press Releases

Berroya Joins IA As General Counsel

BECKERMAN: “Jon’s experience building successful legal programs within the tech industry will be a huge asset for IA and our member companies.”

 

Washington, DC – Internet Association announced today that Jon Berroya joined the organization as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to lead IA’s legal and regulatory efforts. Berroya joins IA from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), where he was Vice President, Legal Affairs. At ESA, Berroya was responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s efforts to enforce its members’ intellectual property rights and counseled the association on cybersecurity and privacy issues.

“We are thrilled to have Jon join our team and fill this important role at IA,” said Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of Internet Association. “Engagement with regulators and the courts is an essential function of our organization. Jon’s experience building successful legal programs within the tech industry will be a huge asset for IA and our member companies.”

Berroya will lead all aspects of IA’s amicus brief program, domestic and international regulatory efforts, ethics, and compliance. Berroya will also work with members and industry stakeholders on legal strategy to ensure regulatory and legal frameworks allow internet companies to thrive worldwide.

Previously, Berroya was Senior Director, Internet Enforcement at BSA | The Software Alliance. He also served as in-house counsel to Yahoo! Inc., and he represented many prominent social networking sites, internet portals, and ISPs in connection with their online practices as a private practitioner. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, prosecuting crimes ranging from online stalking to drug trafficking.

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