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Johanna Shelton


Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy


Johanna Mikes Shelton leads Google’s public policy engagement with the White House and the U.S. Executive Branch, overseeing a team working with the federal government on core Internet policy and cutting edge technology regulatory matters. As an early member of Google’s Washington team, Shelton has played a key role in nearly every policy issue the company has faced since 2007, including competition, intellectual property, privacy, censorship, broadband, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars and drones. She also leads the team working strategically with third-party stakeholders including technology policy organizations, think tanks, civil/human rights organizations, and consumer groups.

Shelton previously held leadership positions at the intersection of technology and government -- serving as senior counsel for telecommunications and the Internet for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce under Chairman John Dingell, counseling Representative Rick Boucher on telecommunications and intellectual property, advising Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein on cable and broadcast matters, and handling FCC Common Carrier Bureau antitrust reviews and rulemakings. Shelton was an attorney for Latham & Watkins in Washington DC and clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Shelton received her J.D. magna cum laude and a B.S. in Business Administration summa cum laude from Georgetown University. She has two children and lives outside Washington DC.

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