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Report: Abigail Slater to Serve as Tech Adviser to Trump

Abigail Slater

Abigail Slater, general counsel at the Internet Association, will join the White House’s National Economic Council as special assistant to the president for technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity policy, The Hill reported Thursday.

Slater will succeed Grace Koh when the latter leaves in March and will advise President Donald Trump on technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity matters.

In her current role, Slater represents IA’s members — including Google and Facebook — on public policy issues before courts and regulatory agencies.

She joined IA from the Federal Trade Commission, where she served as an enforcement attorney and as attorney adviser to the commissioner.

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