Interim GC loses the interim.
Attorney Zak Muscovitch has been named General Counsel of Internet Commerce Association, a group that advocates for domain investor interests.
Muscovitch has been serving as interim General Counsel since late last year after Phil Corwin left the organization to work for Verisign.
In an email to members today, the organization noted:
As you know, Zak stepped into the role of ICA’s Interim General Counsel when Phil left last Fall. Although originally viewed as a temporary measure to provide continuity for the ICA’s activities, Zak has proven himself exceptionally able and talented in the position. The pace of the ICA’s activities has accelerated, rapid progress has been made on UDRP advocacy, and Zak has quickly built productive relationships with many of the key players in the policy arena. If that was not enough, Zak also dove into the GDPR/Whois Accreditation process and took the lead role in drafting revisions that were adopted by the Business Constituency and the Intellectual Property Constituency to give domain industry players the ability to maintain access to Whois data.
I have heard from many of you directly confirming that you prized his work, communication style and the positive impact he’s had on the ICA. Your feedback helped to confirm to me and to the ICA’s Board that Zak is the right person for the job and that we’d like him to stay on as ICA’s General Counsel. We are grateful that despite the disruption taking on the ICA General Counsel role has caused to his thriving legal practice, Zak has agreed to stay on as General Counsel. I am therefore extremely pleased to announce that last week ICA’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved Zak’s appointment as ICA’s General Counsel.
Members should not notice any changes since Muscovitch has basically been in this role for 6+ months already.