1) Your Name:

Robin Gross

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2) Stakeholder Group:Non-Commercial

3) Constituency:

Non-Commercial Users (NCUC)

4) ICANN Affiliation (if not covered by item 2 or 3):

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

Independent private attorney and IP Justice

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Attorney at Law (California Bar Member) Executive Director for IP Justice

7) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

I am Executive Director of IP Justice an international civil liberties organization that promotes balanced intellectual property rights. I also run a private legal practice in San Francisco, California, in which I represent a wide range of clients regarding their intellectual property rights, Internet and domain name legal matters. I have advised clients on trademark protection strategies for the Internet and have assisted clients with preparations for the new gTLD program.

8) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):


9) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimis stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:


10) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):No, I do not participate in the GNSO policy development process as a representative of any third-party. I have represented private clients before ICANN’s ombudsman office, reconsideration request process, and other ICANN dispute resolution proceedings which attempted to restrict or censor a client’s participation rights at ICANN.
11) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

I currently participate in the CCWG-Accountability Implementation Oversight Team and the New GTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group.

13) Additional Information (optional):

I teach International Intellectual Property Law at Santa Clara University School of Law spring semester 2019.

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