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With Keynotes by Eric Hirschhorn (US Dept. of Commerce) and Miguel Pellon (Motorola Solutions)
Thursday Afternoon Plenary
Kevin Wolf, Miguel Pellon, Motorola Solutions, U.S. Department of Commerce
Regency Ballroom => Thu, Dec 01, 2011 (04:00 PM - 05:20 PM)
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16:00 Keynote by Eric Hirschhorn
President Barack Obama appointed Eric L. Hirschhorn to be the Under Secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) on March 29. Mr. Hirschhorn was sworn in April 2, 2010.
Mr. Hirschhorn most recently was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Mr. Hirschhorn will oversee the Commerce agency that advances U.S. national security, foreign policy and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and by promoting U.S. strategic technology leadership.
From 1980 to 1981, Mr. Hirschhorn was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce and oversaw U.S. export controls for items having commercial and military applications, antiboycott compliance, restraints on imports for national security reasons, and the department's participation in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Earlier, while a member of President Jimmy Carter's reorganization project staff (1977-1980), he worked on reorganizing the government's international trade, public diplomacy, and foreign assistance mechanisms. Before working in the executive branch, Mr. Hirschhorn held several congressional staff positions, was in private law practice in New York City, and was a legal services lawyer.
After returning to private law practice in 1981, Mr. Hirschhorn represented foreign and domestic clients on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters. His practice included advising and assisting clients regarding export and embargo regulations, as well as about financing and other aspects of international transactions.
Mr. Hirschhorn is the former Executive Secretary of the Industry Coalition on Technology Transfer (ICOTT), a group whose trade association and industry participants are affected by U.S. export control and embargo rules. He is the author of The Export Control and Embargo Handbook, whose third edition was published recently by Oxford University Press, and numerous articles on export controls, embargoes and related topics. Outside the international trade area, Mr. Hirschhorn's practice included trial and appellate litigation, along with lawyers' professional responsibility matters.
He also is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court. Mr. Hirschhorn received his B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and a J.D. degree from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
16:40 Keynote by Mike Pellon
About Mike Pellon:
Mike Pellon is Vice President of Regulatory Compliance & Standards for Motorola Solutions. In that role, he is responsible for driving standards strategies for Motorola Solutions and aligning overall company strategies and operational plans with the regulatory environment.
Before assuming his current position with Motorola Solutions in January 2011, Pellon had been in the Chief Technology Office of Motorola Inc. where during 9 years he had responsibility for establishing leading positions for Motorola technology in industry alliances and standards organizations for wireless communications, converged services for mobile and fixed networks, consumer electronics and industrial applications. Pellon was also responsible for leading solutions teams within the Applied Research Center in areas of security research, experiences research and video solutions. Prior to his work in the Motorola technology organization, Pellon spent five years in Motorola's Messaging Business as a general manager responsible for various businesses in the U.S. and Latin America. He also served as vice president and general manager of Motorola's Wireless Messaging Division
Pellon's career has included leadership roles in both corporate functions and business units. He lived in the UK for 5 years and served as vice president and director of Government Relations for Motorola's headquarters in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Within the Motorola communication businesses, he served as product manager, led a strategic marketing team for the land mobile systems business and held sales management positions for enterprise accounts.
Pellon received a BA degree from Bowdoin College and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).