Ed Black served as President & CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) from 1995 through 2019. His overall responsibility for the association included leading its efforts on a wide range of policy matters relevant to CCIA and its member companies. He specializes in international trade, competition policy and intellectual property matters and has been extensively involved in issues including e-commerce, privacy, security, open standards, federal procurement and telecommunications policy. Mr. Black previously served for nearly a decade as CCIA’s Vice-President and General Counsel. Mr. Black is past Chairman of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications & Information Policy and past President of the Washington International Trade Association & Foundation and Chairman of the Pro-Trade Group. He serves on the advisory board for the American Antitrust Institute, and has served as a member of various bar and technology policy organizations, including past Chairman of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Subcommittee on Export Controls, and the Advisory Board for BNA’s Electronic Information Policy and Law Report.