Melissa Duffy, Fenwick’s Commerce and National Security Partner, has been invited to serve as a representative member of the United States Department of State’s International Advisory Committee on the Digital Economy and Telecommunications (IDET).
The IDET aims to advise and provide strategic planning recommendations on the digital economy, digital connectivity, economic aspects of emerging digital technologies, telecommunications, and communication and information policy issues.
IDET includes scientific or industrial associations and organizations devoted to the study of telecommunications or to the design or manufacture of equipment intended for telecommunications services; civil society; academia; and organizations, institutions or entities with specific interests in the digital economy, digital connectivity, economic aspects of emerging digital technologies and communication and information policy issues.
Duffy focuses her practice on a wide range of international trade issues, including export controls, OFAC sanctions, regulation of emerging technologies, digital trade, CFIUS, tariffs and security issues national involving several US agencies, civil and criminal. She has extensive experience in the technology sector, having established close relationships with clients in cybersecurity and encryption, software, autonomous vehicles, sensors and artificial intelligence, games, computing, telecommunications, satellites, semiconductors and network infrastructure.