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Lawrence J. Spiwak

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies
Washington, DC, USA

Lawrence J. Spiwak is President of the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies (http://www.phoenix-center.org), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that studies broad public-policy issues related to governance, social and economic conditions, with a particular emphasis on the law and economics of telecommunications and high-tech industries.

Mr. Spiwak is a prolific author whose scholarly work is frequently cited by policymakers, major news media and academic journals around the world, including members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate, the Federal Communications Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Department of State, the United States Code Annotated, the Congressional Research Service, the Government Accountability Office, American Jurisprudence (2d), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).  Mr. Spiwak is also currently listed among the top 2% of authors downloaded on the Social Science Research Network.   

Mr. Spiwak received his B.A. from the George Washington University in 1986 (Special Honors, Middle Eastern Studies) and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1989, where he was the international law editor of the Cardozo Moot Court Board and served on the National Moot Court Team.  While in college, Mr. Spiwak was selected to participate in the White House's Presidential "Stay in School" Program, where he was responsible for delivering classified material among senior Reagan Administration Officials.

Mr. Spiwak is a member in good standing of the bars of New York, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  A third generation Washingtonian, he, his wife and their daughter live in North Bethesda, MD.

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