Technical and Management Team



Elana Broitman
Director of Policy & Public Affairs
575 8th Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
  - BA, cum laude, in International Affairs. Minor in Economics from Trinity University.
- JD with Honors from University of Texas School of Law, Austin, X. Editorial Board, Texas Law Review.

Snapshot of Relevant Experience

10 Years      Policy Analysis and Development
19 Years      Business Operations
5 Years        Internet Industry Experience


New York, NY


Director, Policy and Public Affairs
As Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Elana Broitman ensures’s adherence to ICANN regulations by actively working with internal technology, marketing, legal, finance and customer service management. She acts as primary liaison with ICANN; develops consensus within registrar constituency for favorable policies; and drives initiative for new TLDs. Her position requires that she stay abreast of all policy developments as they effect registrar and registry interests.
New York, NY
October 1998 – Present

Assistant Director, International Public Affairs

  • Develop and manage policy and public affairs strategy affecting overseas markets and international organizations.
  • Chair team to formulate and manage corporate and industry-wide policies on intellectual property, technology issues, health care, and pricing and related market issues in the Africa and Middle East region.
  • Develop and broaden strategic relations, including with other industries, media, politicians, and other opinion leaders.
  • Prepare senior executives for meetings with foreign and US government officials.
  • Represent corporation in international conferences on intellectual property, e-commerce, and science and technology investment.Achievements: Blocking laws that would violate intellectual property treaty; Strategic alliance with WHO; Improved legal environment in key overseas market; Active support of the administration and congress for intellectual property policy.
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC
October 1993 – January 1995
February 1996 – October 1998

Chief Democratic Counsel, International Relations Committee

  • Developed and directed political and legislative strategy.
  • Drafted and negotiated legislation, and managed teams of committee staff to pass bills.
  • Guided U.S. foreign policy and trade policy, including reform of technology-related export laws.
  • Organized Congressional hearings and drafted the Chairman’s floor speeches and testimony.
  • Led Congressional delegations overseas, and represented committee in meeting with foreign officials.
  • Achievements: Passage of bills expanding trade, removing sanctions, funding the IMF, the UN, and U.S. foreign assistance; Defeat of legislation compromising Middle East peace talks and US-Russian relations; Strong relationship with congressional leadership, White House, and State, Defense, and Commerce Departments.
Bureau for Europe & Newly Independent States
Washington, DC
May 1995 – February 1996

Senior Rule of Law Advisor, U.S.A.I.D.

  • Managed rule of law contractors and grantees.
  • Developed Legal reform projects in the NIS in coordination with U.S. federal agencies and international financial institutions.
  • Achievements: Crafted and implemented reform strategy in Ukraine; Innovative judicial reform project in Russia & Armenia.
Ernst & Young LLP
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
January 1995 – April 1995

Legal Counsel in Kyrgyzstan

  • Developed new programs and drafted original legislation and regulations to accomplish antitrust goals.
  • Negotiated Contract agreements required for the operation of the project.
  • Achievements: Established privatization program; Break up of largest Soviet agricultural complex in Kyrgyzstan; Developed shareholder protection program.
Arnold & Porter
New York, NY, and Washington, DC
July 1990 – August 1990
May 1991 – October 1993


  • International; Russian joint ventures, mergers and public stock offerings.
  • Corporate and Antitrust; criminal antitrust investigations, civil antitrust suits, initial public offerings, contract negotiations.
  • Achievements; Several joint ventures in Russia; Initial public offering of a real estate development firm; Successful antitrust defense of major industrial diamond producer.

Women’s Leadership Forum; New York Women 2001; The Alternative Museum; Council on foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa.