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
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.