Phil Corwin Resigns From ICA and Starts With Verisign

Philip Corwin imageLong time legal counsel for the Internet Commerce Association, Philip Corwin, last week announced he’d resigned from his Virtualaw LLC, through which he worked with the ICA, and this week it was announced why. Corwin has taken up a new opportunity to work in Verisign’s legal department as Policy Counsel.

As he is now working for a body that has a contract with ICANN, Corwin has also resigned from a number of positions he held including the ICANN Business Constituency and his position representing it on the GNSO Council. He will continue in his role as co-chair of the RPM Review Working Party Group.

Corwin through the law firm Virtualaw LLC, which he founded in Washington D.C., worked for the ICA for 11 years and in that time penned many articles and more importantly worked hard on developing policies within the ICANN community, particularly for domain name investors.

Zak Muscovitch will take over Corwin’s role with the ICA until a permanent replacement is found.