David Satola

David Satola

Lead Counsel, Technology & Innovation & Acting Chief Counsel, LEGOP, WB

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David Satola is Lead Counsel, Innovation & Technology, in the Legal Department at the World Bank. He has global responsibility for legal aspects of reforms in information and communications technologies, including telecommunications, the Internet, e-commerce, cybersecurity, data protection and open source software. He leads the World Bank’s initiative to build capacity to combat cybercrime (www.combattingcybercrime.org) and represents the Bank at GFCE’s Working Group C on Cybercrime. He also leads the Bank’s Observer delegation to the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) at ICANN.  Prior to joining the Bank, David worked in human rights law in Geneva, and later was involved in communications investments in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, both as in-house legal counsel and in private law practice based in Brussels, London and Atlanta.  David received his BA (1982) and MA (1984) in History from Johns Hopkins University.  He also received a JD (1986) from the University of Wisconsin and studied at the London School of Economics and the Hague Academy of International Law.

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