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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
May 12, 2008
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Szoka to Join PFF
Visiting Fellow will Study E-Commerce and Privacy Issues

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) announced today that Berin Szoka has joined the Foundation as a Visiting Fellow. Szoka, most recently an Associate in the Communications Practice Group at Latham and Watkins LLP, will study a number of Internet policy issues at PFF, including privacy, intermediary immunity and online taxation.

"I have gotten a chance to know Berin over the past few weeks and am thrilled he is joining us at PFF," stated PFF President Ken Ferree. "Berin will allow us to expand our work both defending against repressive government micromanagement of 21st Century networks and promoting the core American values of free speech, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy."

"I am honored to be joining the other respected Fellows at the Foundation," said Szoka. "I am eager to use my knowledge of the Internet regulatory climate to present a market-oriented approach to Internet policy issues that minimizes government control and regulation while maximizing the freedom of the online sector to innovate, invest and grow."

Szoka has extensive experience in advising clients on laws and regulations affecting the Internet and communications industries. Before joining Latham's Communications Practice Group, Szoka practiced at Lawler Metzger Milkman & Keeney, a boutique telecommunications law firm in Washington, and clerked for the Hon. H. Dale Cook, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Szoka received his Bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University and his juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Submissions Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. In addition to his experience with Internet law, Szoka is a recognized expert on the legal and regulatory issues associated with space commercialization.

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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