David A. Gross

Ambassador David A. Gross co-chairs the Telecom, Media & Technology Practice (“TMT”) at the Wiley Rein, LLP law firm in Washington, DC. Wiley’s TMT practice is the largest in the United States.

Ambassador Gross served as the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the US Department of State from 2001 until 2009. He was nominated for the rank of ambassador by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate.

He is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on international telecommunications and Internet policies, having addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and led more U.S. delegations to major international telecommunication conferences than anyone else in modern history. Noted as bringing "innovation and vision to the rapidly changing TMT industry" by Who's Who Legal and as one of the "Top 30 Telecommunications lawyers in the world" by Euromoney, David draws on more than 40 years of experience as a lawyer, global policymaker, and corporate executive to assist companies and organizations around the world. Ambassador Gross advises companies and others on international and domestic telecoms, Internet, and high-tech strategy focusing on both specific markets and international organizations such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), as well as many regional organizations. See: https://www.wiley.law/people-DavidGross

In addition to his active practice, Ambassador Gross is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is Vice Chair of the Board of IREX (a major global development and education organization), is on the Board of the Information Technology Industry Foundation, and is active in many other organizations.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic - Development
  • Economic - General Policy
  • Information Technology - Applications
  • Information Technology - Internet
  • Political - General Policy