Biography: David Satola is Senior Counsel in the World Bank Legal Department where he has global responsibility for legal aspects of reforms in information and communications technologies, including telecommunications, the Internet and e-Commerce. His work focuses on legal aspects of the enabling environment for ICT infrastructure and services, Internet governance, new technologies, competition regulation involving ICTs, Critical Infrastructure/Network Security and Alternative Dispute Resolution. His project work at the Bank spans more than 80 countries. He was seconded from the Bank to the UN’s Working Group on Internet Governance and acts as the Bank’s Observer to the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum secretariat as well as to UNCITRAL’s Working Group on e-Commerce. He is the co-Chair of the Internet Governance Task Force of the Cyberlaw Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He received his BA and MA from The Johns Hopkins University, his JD from the University of Wisconsin and also studied at the London School of Economics and the Hague Academy of International Law. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Satola was in-house counsel for a major global telecommunications company responsible for investments in Latin America and Europe, was in private legal practice in both North America and Europe principally advising on telecommunications joint ventures and was the legal advisor to a human rights NGO. He has published articles, chapters and books on legal aspects of ICT reforms.