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Both an engineer (B.S., electrical engineering and computer science, Princeton University, 1985) and lawyer (J.D., George Mason University, 1993; Distinguished Alumni Award, 2001), Paul Misener is Amazon.coms vice president for Global Public Policy. He is responsible for formulating and representing the companys public policy positions worldwide, as well as for managing policy specialists in Washington, Brussels, Tokyo, Ottawa, Beijing, and elsewhere.
Once a partner in the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, Misener also served as senior legal advisor to FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth. Prior to his government service, he was Intels manager of telecommunications and computer technology policy, and cofounder and leader of the computer industrys Internet Access Coalition.
In the late 1980s, Misener was a policy specialist for the Department of Commerces National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where he was a U.S. delegate to several conferences of the International Telecommunication Union. Prior to that, he designed communications systems for the military.