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Johanna Shelton - Participant

Johanna Mikes Shelton leads all Google public policy engagement with the Obama Administration and U.S. Executive Branch, overseeing a team working with the federal government on core Internet policy and cutting edge technologies like self­driving cars, drones, and clean energy. As an early member of Google’s Washington team, Shelton led Google’s political and policy outreach with House and Senate Democrats, and played a key role in nearly every issue the company has faced since 2007, including competition, intellectual property, privacy, broadband and Internet matters. Shelton previously held leadership positions at the intersection of technology and government ­­ serving as senior counsel for telecommunications and the Internet for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce under Chairman John Dingell, counseling Representative Rick Boucher on telecommunications and intellectual property, advising Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein on cable and broadcast matters, and handling FCC Common Carrier Bureau antitrust reviews and rulemakings. Shelton was an attorney for Latham & Watkins in Washington DC and clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Shelton received her J.D. magna cum laude and a B.S. in Business Administration summa cum laude from Georgetown University.

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Google

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Director, Public Policy & Government Relations