Dan O’Connor is the Vice President of Public Policy at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, where he works with government and industry leaders on competition, IP, international trade and global Internet policy. He also leads CCIA's efforts on antitrust policy and monitors the business and technological developments in high-tech markets. He has been involved in several high-profile antitrust cases in both the United States and Europe, and frequently writes and speaks on developments at the intersection of Internet business models and competition policy.
Before assuming his current position he was Director of Competition & Telecommunications Policy and the Deputy Director of Government Affairs at CCIA. Before joining CCIA he served as a Legislative Aide in the New York State Assembly and also was a member of a NIH funded research team that studied Pharmaceutical and Tobacco Advertising.
O’Connor received a Master’s Degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, where he received high-merit on his dissertation on the framing of Internet censorship as a barrier to trade. He received a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management with a concentration in Consumer Economics from Cornell University where he was a Dean’s Scholar.