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Photo: David A. Gross, Wiley Rein

Biography, Ambassador David A. Gross

Attorney at Law, Wiley Rein

Ambassador David A. Gross, former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State, is a partner in Wiley Rein’s premier Communications Practice. One of the world’s foremost experts on international telecommunications, he has addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and led more U.S. delegations to major international telecommunication conferences than anyone in modern history.

At Washington, DC-based Wiley Rein, Ambassador Gross draws on his more than 25 years of experience as a global policy maker and corporate executive to assist U.S. companies seeking to enter or expand international businesses, as well as non-U.S. companies and organizations seeking to invest in, monitor and understand the U.S. market. He also advises foreign companies on non-U.S. countries and opportunities and informs clients regarding the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organization for Economic Cooperation Development (OECD), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) and other international bodies.

During his tenure at the State Department (2001-2009), Ambassador Gross had overall responsibility for the formulation and advocacy of international communications policy for the United States. Prior to this position, he served as Washington counsel to AirTouch Communications (now Vodafone), then the world’s largest wireless telecommunications company. He was in private law practice from 1979 to 1993.

Ambassador Gross received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.