From: "Dave McClure"
To: HQ.DCMAIL4(advisorycommittee)
Date: Tue, Jan 4, 2000 1:13 PM
Subject: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security -- Nomination, P004807

[Also submitted via hard copy to the Office of the Secretary, Federal Trade Commission]

[Dave McClure]

January 3, 2000

Federal Trade Commission
Room H-159
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580

Re: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security -- Nomination, P004807

On behalf of the members of the US Internet Industry Association, the principal trade association for Internet commerce, content and connectivity, we would like to nominate James Butler, of Arnall, Golden and Gregory to the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.

James W. Butler III is a partner of Arnall, Golden and Gregory, LLP, where he serves as chairman of the firm's Internet and New Technologies Practice Group. An authority on the application of law to high technology and Internet issues, he serves business clients that include Internet Service Providers, content providers, e-commerce companies and Internet solutions companies. He also represents traditional "brick and mortar" companies creating spinoffs, subsidiaries and divisions that focus on the Internet, and has experience with Internet issues related to privacy of healthcare data and network security.

One of the original drafters of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, Butler has assisted in defining Internet issues and education members of Congress, State Legislators and Internet-related industries regarding privacy, electron commerce, encryption, unsolicited commercial email and intellectual property.

An adjunct instructor in Internet law at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Butler is also a member of the Computer Law Section and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He is a founding member, Board member and Secretary of the US Internet Industry Association, a member of the Technology Association of Georgia, and a member of the Georgia Electronic Commerce Association.

Butler currently serves on the President's Export Counsil Subcommittee on Encryption and Senator Paul D. Coverdell's Internet-High Tech Advisory Council.

Mr. Butler received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mississippi State University in 1983 (summa cum laude) and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986.

His participation in the Advisory Committee would promote a balance of points of views and functions of the committee through his representation of the hundreds of Internet businesses that comprise the USIIA and its position as the independent voice of the Internet industry in the United States. As a member of the Board of Directors and the Public Policy Committee of USIIA, he brings the perspectives of those members and working groups to the discussion, and we have confidence that he can adequately express the best interests of those involved in Internet business and infrastructure.

He can and will attend all scheduled meetings without recompense. 

Respectfully submitted,

David P. McClure
Executive Director