Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson
Vice President, Government Affairs
21st Century Fox Corporation

Chris Wilson is a seasoned government affairs professional with nearly 20 years of experience in public policy, with particular focus on telecommunications, intellectual property, and Internet governance law.

Chris currently is Vice President, Government Affairs, for the 21st Century Fox Corporation.  Chris is the company’s primary person responsible for regulatory and policy matters related to Internet governance, including matters concerning ICANN.  In this capacity, Chris serves as Chair of the Commercial and Business Users Constituency within ICANN.

Prior to joining 21st Century Fox, Chris served as Vice President, Public Policy, for Time Warner Inc.  At Time Warner, Chris represented the company before Congress and other federal policymakers and served as a company advocate and expert on mass media, telecommunications, and Internet governance (e.g., ICANN, IGF) policy issues.

Previously, Chris managed a broad portfolio of policy work for the Technology Association of America (TechAmerica), covering matters related to telecommunications, intellectual property, and Internet governance.  He also served as an Associate in the telecommunications practice of Wiley Rein LLP and worked for Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as a government affairs professional. 

Chris began his career as a legislative aide for the late U.S. Senator Arlen Specter.

Chris received his J.D., cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law, where he served on the Administrative Law Review.  He received his B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University.

Recent Events and Presentations

March 17, 2016

Join ITIF for a panel discussion about the future of Internet governance with key participants and observers of the ICANN55 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco.