When the Internet Commerce Association announced that Phil Corwin was leaving the organization last week, I was unsure what he would be doing upon his departure. The ICA didn’t announce Phil’s career plans, and I figured we might hear from Phil via a LinkedIn update or something along those lines to learn why he left the ICA.
This afternoon, Phil announced that he will be working at Verisign, Inc. as its Policy Counsel. The news was announced via tweet:
I have today ended all operations of Virtualaw LLC and commenced employment at Verisign, Inc. in the position of Policy Counsel.
— Philip Corwin (@VLawDC) November 6, 2017
This seems like an important role at the publicly traded company, and Phil’s connections and knowledge of the industry should be a big help for him and for Verisign. I presume the job involves navigating governmental and ICANN issues, among other responsibilities.
According to LinkedIn, Phil spent eleven years as the Counsel at the ICA. I wish him well in his new job.