Jonathan (Josh) S. Kallmer a non-resident fellow with The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and Information Technology Industry Council's (ITI) senior vice president for global policy, leading ITI’s efforts to influence policy developments around the globe in ways that enable innovation and economic growth, while supporting governments in achieving their public policy objectives. With a team of experienced professionals, he is responsible for crafting and executing policy strategies in every region of the world and on a wide range of issues, such as privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, trade and market access, standards, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and taxation, among others.
Before joining ITI in February 2015, Josh was counsel in the International Trade and International Dispute Resolution groups of Crowell & Moring LLP, where he helped companies overcome regulatory and market access barriers in foreign markets and otherwise mitigate the policy and geopolitical risks that they faced when operating overseas. From 2007 to 2012, Josh served as deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for Investment, where he was responsible for developing and implementing U.S. international investment policy and negotiating with foreign governments to secure greater market access and better treatment for U.S. companies abroad. He co-chaired the United States’ bilateral investment treaty (BIT) program, was lead U.S. negotiator for several international investment agreements, and represented the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). From 2004 to 2007, Josh was assistant general counsel at USTR, where he served as lead counsel for the United States in disputes before the WTO. Prior to joining USTR, Josh was an associate in the Washington, DC office of Hogan & Hartson LLP, where he practiced in the areas of international litigation and arbitration and international trade.
Josh speaks and writes frequently on technology and international economic policy issues. He graduated with honors from Stanford University and received his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University.