Fenwick’s Melissa Duffy Appointed to State Department’s IDET Advisory Committee

By: Melissa Duffy

Fenwick trade and national security partner Melissa Duffy has been invited to serve as a representative member on the U.S. Department of State’s International Digital Economy and Telecommunication (IDET) Advisory Committee.

The purpose of IDET is to advise and provide strategic planning recommendations on digital economy, digital connectivity, economic aspects of emerging digital technologies, telecommunications and communication and information policy matters.

Membership of the IDET includes associations and scientific or industrial organizations that are engaged in the study of telecommunications or in the design or manufacture of equipment intended for telecommunication services; civil society; academia; and organizations, institutions, or entities with specific interests in digital economy, digital connectivity, economic aspects of emerging digital technologies, and communications and information policy matters.

Duffy focuses her practice on a broad range of international trade matters, including export controls, OFAC sanctions, regulation of emerging technologies, digital trade, CFIUS, tariffs and national security issues involving several U.S. agencies, both civil and criminal. She has extensive experience across the technology sector, having built deep relationships with clients in the cybersecurity and encryption, software, autonomous vehicle, sensor and artificial intelligence, gaming, computer, telecom, satellite, semiconductor and network infrastructure industries.

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