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Grace Koh

Ambassador Grace Koh

Former Representative to the ITU WRC-19, U.S. Department of State

Grace Koh was most recently the U.S. Ambassador to the International Telecommunication Union’s World Radio Communication Conference 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where she led the 125-member delegation in negotiating successful outcomes for U.S. spectrum and satellite policy. Before representing the United States at WRC-19, Ms. Koh was a partner in the Telecom Law Group at DLA Piper LLC, where she advised clients on regulatory and congressional issues on unmanned aerial vehicles, merger, Universal Service Fund and other matters.  She came to DLA Piper LLC after serving as Special Assistant to the President for Technology, Telecom, and Cyber-Security Policy.  In this role, she advised the President and other senior White House staff on all matters pertaining to technology policy.  Koh previously served as Deputy Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Her primary role was to advise the chairmen and committee members on policy and legal issues arising in the telecommunications and technology sectors. She was previously Policy Counsel at Cox Enterprises, Inc.'s Public Policy Office, working on technology policies affecting the enterprise's Internet, cable, and broadcast properties. Koh came to Cox Enterprises after working in the communications group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.