Andrew McLaughlin formally served as a senior advisor to ICANN. He worked on the development and implementation of ICANN's policy initiatives and global institutional relationships.
Until July 1, 2002, Andrew was ICANN's Vice President and Chief Policy Officer. He is now a Fellow of the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School, where he focuses on Internet infrastructure policies in developing countries.
Background. Andrew joined ICANN in early 1999, shortly after it was formed. At the time, he was a Berkman Fellow at Harvard Law School. From 1997-98, Andrew served as Counsel to Congressman Henry Waxman of Los Angeles. From 1995-97, he practiced law at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the team that challenged the U.S. government's Communications Decency Act, resulting in a Supreme Court victory and the landmark Internet free speech ruling in Reno v. ACLU. In 1994-95, Andrew clerked for Judge Gerald W. Heaney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Andrew holds a B.A. in history from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He first got onto Bitnet (and learned to configure Listserv on a VAX terminal) in 1988, and moved to the TCP/IP Internet in 1991.
Time profiled Andrew as one of its Digital Dozen for 2001. In January 2001, he was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
Presentations. A number of Andrew's ICANN-related presentations are posted here.