Internet Expert Panel

Expert Working Group

David Aufhauser, former Managing Director of UBS, is a member of the Management Committee and the Board of the Investment Bank. He serves as the Global General Counsel of the Investment Bank, and was UBS AG General Counsel for the Americas. Prior to joining UBS, David was the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Treasury, supervising more than 1600 lawyers in the Department’s Banking & Finance, International Affairs and Enforcement groups, and in the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Bureau of Customs, the Office of Foreign Asset Controls, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Office of Terrorist Financing.

Derek Bambauer is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, where he teaches Internet law and intellectual property. He was previously a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.  He is a member of the OpenNet Initiative, a research partnership that studies, analyzes, and documents filtering and censorship of Internet communication by states worldwide.  His research interests include intellectual property, technical and legal regulation of information, issues related to Internet messaging, and the interplay between legal and technical enforcement.  

Scott Bradner has been involved in the design, operation and use of data networks at Harvard University since the early days of the ARPANET. He was involved in the design of the original Harvard data networks, the Longwood Medical Area network (LMAnet) and New England Academic and Research Network (NEARnet). He was founding chair of the technical committees of LMAnet, NEARnet and the COrporation for Research and Enterprise Network (CoREN).

Robert Carswell is counsel and former senior partner of Shearman & Sterling.  Mr. Carswell served as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury 1977-1981 and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury 1970-1974.

Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E., is the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health.  Prior to joining NIDA, Dr. Compton was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in Saint Louis. In these areas of research, Dr. Compton has authored over 75 articles and chapters, and several diagnostic interviews. 

Kenneth Dreifach serves as Counsel for ZwillGen PLLC. He served as Chief of New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s Internet Bureau from 1999 to 2006.  The Internet Bureau has been a leader nationwide in combating a wide range of deceptive and illegal online practices, involving consumer fraud and false advertising, electronic transactions, spam, spyware, violations of consumer privacy, online gambling, and web accessibility for disabled persons.  

Mathea Falco, J.D., is President of Drug Strategies, a non-profit research institute in Washington, D.C. that promotes more effective approaches to the nation’s drug problems. She was also Associate Professor of Public Health, Weill Medical College/Cornell University in New York City from 2003 to 2009.

Robert F. Forman, Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Medicine Psychology Department. He was previously Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, at the Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and Senior Investigator and Director of Technology Transfer at the Treatment Research Institute. Since January 2003, he has been monitoring the availability of websites offering to sell controlled substances without prescriptions. Other areas of research include the development of informatics-based performance improvement solutions and clinical interventions.

Ambassador Robert Gelbard an international business consultant, works globally on risk and crisis management, and international, defense and homeland security issues. During his more than three decades in the State Department, his key assignments included President Clinton’s Special Envoy to the Balkans, Ambassador to Indonesia and Bolivia and Assistant Secretary of State for Counter Terrorism, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. 

Gary Haff served as Chief of the Financial Investigations Section for the DEA and spent 31 years with the DEA, starting as a special agent in the Money Laundering Group in New York and later being named group supervisor of that unit.  In September 2001, Mr. Haff moved into Financial Operations at the DEA Headquarters.  He was appointed unit chief of the Financial Operations Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Far East unit in September 2004.  Prior to joining the DEA, Mr. Haff was with the Houston (TX) Police Department.

Michael Heald served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of the DEA’s Office of Enforcement Operations at DEA Headquarters located in Arlington, VA.  Mr. Heald began his employment as a DEA Special Agent in the San Francisco Field Division in 1985.  While assigned in San Francisco, Special Agent Heald was a member of the Clandestine Laboratory Task Force and conducted investigations involving all aspects of dangerous drug manufacturing and distribution. Mr. Heald became Chief of the Dangerous Drugs and Chemical Section in 2003.     

Philip Heymann is James Barr Ames Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.  From his first job as clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Harlan to his post as Deputy U.S. Attorney General (1993-94) he has had extensive and varied government experience.  A former Fulbright Scholar with degrees from Yale University and Harvard Law School, he has been Assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division (1978-81) and Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Justice Department, Acting Administrator of the State Department’s Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Organizations and Executive Assistant to the Undersecretary of State.  

Stephen Heymann is Chief of the Appellate and Computer Crime Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston.  During his nearly twenty-year career as a Federal prosecutor, he has conducted the first court-authorized electronic surveillance of a computer network, resulting in the identification and charging of a foreign national breaking into U.S. military computer systems from Argentina; and brought one of the first Federal prosecutions of a computer hacker to have compromised an element of our critical infrastructure, a juvenile who had electronically blacked out vital services to the control tower of a regional airport.

Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky is Professor of International Policy and Practice at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He was Professor of International Relations and Public Administration at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a Distinguished Fellow at the Maxwell School’s Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs for 8 years. In October 2003 Ambassador Levitsky was elected by a vote of the United Nations Economic and Social Council to a seat on the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), an independent UN body of experts headquarted in Vienna and responsible for monitoring and promoting standards of drug control established by international treaties. During his 35-year career as a U.S. diplomat, Ambassador Levitsky was Ambassador to Brazil from 1994-98 and before that held such senior positions as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters. 

Thomas McLellan, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. McLellan and his colleagues created measurement instruments such as the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and the Treatment Services Review (TSR).  These instruments have been translated into over 20 languages and are the most widely used instruments of their kind in the world.

Jerry Mechling is a Vice President at Gartner Research. He was Director of the e-Government Executive Education Project and a lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government from 1983 to 2011. His studies focus on the impacts of information and digital technologies on individual, organizational, and societal issues. He consults on these and other topics with public and private organizations locally and internationally. 

Robert B. Millman, MD, was trained in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center.  He began his research career at the Rockefeller University, in the Laboratory of Vincent Dole.  He is a former Saul P. Steinberg Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Research Service at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.  

Superintendent Derek Ogden served as Acting Director General of Drugs and Organized Crime. Within this scope of responsibility he was accountable to manage the multiple programs of drugs, source witness protection, the undercover unit and organized crime investigative units across the country.  In this position, Superintendent Ogden assumed a leading role in ensuring an operational liaison with key law enforcement partners and government departments/agencies.

Morris Panner is currently the CEO of DICOM Grid, and was previously the CEO of OpenAir, Inc., an enterprise software company providing business analytics and management tools to professional services organizations.  Previously, Panner was with the US Justice Department, serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York in the Organized Crime and Terrorism Unit, as the Resident Legal Advisor in the US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia and as Principal Deputy Chief of the US Justice Department’s Narcotics Section, directing international narcotics prosecutions.  

Joseph T. Rannazzisi was appointed Deputy Assistant Administrator at the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration. He was also Deputy Chief of Enforcement Operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  In this position, Mr. Rannazzisi supported the Chief of Enforcement Operations in coordinating all of DEA’s Domestic and International efforts, including initiatives involving investigations of pharmaceuticals and precursor chemicals.

James Rawson was Manager of the National Clearinghouse on Internet Prescribing for the Federation of State Medical Boards.  He also served as State Legislative Liason for the Federation of State Medical Boards.  He is a member of NASCSA and NADDI.  Mr. Rawson received a Bachelor and Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Mary Rundle was a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and a non-resident fellow with the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.  Through the Net Dialogue project, she mapped ways in which governments are working in international organizations to iron out common policies for the networked world. Prior to these appointments Mary served as a Legal Affairs Officer for the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Scott D. Schafer is an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.  Mr. Schafer investigates and prosecutes persons and entities that violate the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, with a specialized focus on electronic commerce and telecommunications issues.  

Steve Schorr  is the Chief of the Cargo Control Branch at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) responsible for ensuring the legal and regulatory compliance of all imported merchandise that is not immediately released into the commerce of the United States.  Mr. Schorr also oversees CBP’s pharmaceutical importation program.  He is Chairman of an interagency task force that establishes national policy and conducts enforcement operations to address illegal prescription drugs purchased by U.S. residents over the Internet.

Alan M. Silberstein is President of Silco Associates, providing management advice to the financial services industry. He brings his clients 30 years of experience in consumer financial services, payments, and turnaround management.  He has also worked with a number of emerging companies in related fields, most recently helping to launch DebtResolve.  Alan served as President and CEO of Western Union and EVP of First Data Corporation, its parent, in 2000-2001. Prior to this position, Alan held positions as CEO of Claim Services at Travelers Property Casualty Insurance, head of Midlantic Bank’s Retail Banking business, and Director of Consumer Banking at Chemical Bank. 

Dr. Jack Stein is Deputy Director for the Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Previous positions at NIDA include Chief, Services Research Branch and Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications. A clinical social worker by training, Dr. Stein has extensive experience in prevention, treatment, and policy issues related to drug abuse and HIV/AIDS service delivery with a particular interest in the translation and application of research-based findings to real world settings.  Before entering government, Dr. Stein was the Executive Director of the Health Education and Resource Organization, Maryland’s largest AIDS service organization.  He has developed numerous curricula for health care professionals and has conducted training and technical assistance on a community, national, and federal level on various issues related to drug abuse.

Jonathan Zittrain is the Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School and a co-founder of its Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  His research includes the technologies and politics of control of Internet architecture and protocols, the influence of private intermediaries upon online behavior, and the future of open source software.