New Legal Counsels Engagement Agreement Awarded by IAOC

Portia Wenze-Danley <> Tue, 23 January 2018 21:04 UTC

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At the request of the IAOC, the Internet Society issued an RFP on 6
September 2017 to engage new legal counsel to replace
Jorge Contreras who was set to retire effective 31 December, 2017.

On 14 December 2017 the IAOC requested ISOC to negotiate an agreement
with Biddle Law PC and Thompson Hine LLC to perform legal consulting

On 1 January, 2018 the IAOC engaged Brad Biddle and David Wilson of Thompson
Hine LLP to serve as IETF's new legal counsel.  Brad and David will work
with the legal committee and Portia Wenze-Danley will serve as their 

Brad Biddle, based in Portland OR, has many years of of experience 
working with
computer standards organizations, and was formerly Standards Counsel for 
David Wilson of Thomson Hine, based in Washington DC is an experienced 
whose firm has been providing legal services to the IETF for many years.


Portia Wenze-Danley