From: "Raul, Alan Charles"
To: HQ.DCMAIL4(advisorycommittee)
Date: Tue, Jan 4, 2000 11:15 AM
Subject: Advisory Committee Nomination

I respectfully request consideration to be a member of the FTC's Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. I have spoken at numerous Internet conferences, and serve as General Counsel of a new Internet privacy organization, "Protecting Our Children Online" (POCO). POCO has been established to help educate parents and children in using the Web. A copy of my bio is attached here.

<<Raul Bio.doc>>

I head the CyberLaw practice in Sidley & Austin's D.C. office, and have testified recently before Congress regarding the pending anti-Spam legislation. A copy of my testimony, together with a number of other recent articles, is attached below.

* Legislative Hearing, "Spamming: The E-Mail You Want To Can," Subcommittee on Telecommunications Trade & Consumer Protection, Prepared Statement of Alan Charles Raul, November 3, 1999,

* Fighting Fraud in Cyberspace: Protecting Online Consumers and Investors (Summary of the Conference Hosted by Sidley & Austin at the Harvard Club, New York City, on June 2, 1999)

* U.S. Perspectives on Consumer Protection in the Global Electronic Marketplace

* White House Watch: White House Creates Working Group on Unlawful Activities on the Internet

Thank you for your consideration.

Alan Raul

Alan Charles Raul
202-736-8477 (tel.)
202-736-8711 (fax) (e-mail)
Sidley & Austin
1722 Eye Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006