New York, NY
Director, Policy and Public
As Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Register.com Elana Broitman
ensures Register.com’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
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
- Develop and broaden strategic relations, including with other
industries, media, politicians, and other opinion leaders.
- Prepare senior executives for meetings with foreign and US
- 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
| October 1993 –
February 1996 – October 1998
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
|May 1995 – February
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
| January 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
- Achievements: Established privatization program; Break up of
largest Soviet agricultural complex in Kyrgyzstan; Developed shareholder
|Arnold & Porter
New York, NY, and Washington, DC
|July 1990 – August
May 1991 – October 1993
- International; Russian joint ventures, mergers and public stock
- 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