Joe Miller Esq.

Principal of WashingTech Consulting LLC

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Joe Miller (@joemillerjd) is Founder and CEO of WashingTECH and the Host of the WashingTECH (@washingtech) Tech Policy Podcast–The Inclusive Voice of Tech Policy. He is also a Google Next Gen Policy Leader. Google Next Gen Policy Leaders are at the forefront of tech and racial justice, and have distinguished themselves in business, public service, content creation, education and activism. Next Gens connect the dots between tech policy and the opportunity and justice issues that drive today’s leaders. Joe Co-Leads Google Next Gen's Internet Economy Working Group. 

A media, telecommunications and internet policy lawyer, Joe served as Deputy Director and Senior Policy Counsel of the Media and Technology Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies  -- Founded in 1971, the Joint Center is America's oldest national think tank focused specifically on issues of concern to the black diaspora. As a member of the Joint Center’s leadership team, Joe defined and advocated on behalf of the Institute’s policy agenda. His issue portfolio included Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), net neutrality, Lifeline, Health IT, and intellectual property.

Previously, Joe was a Fellow with the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, where he wrote formal Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings, spoke or moderated on numerous panels, and engaged external stakeholders on media policy issues including antitrust, media ownership diversity, broadcast EEO rules,  Lifeline, and Emergency Alert Services.

Formerly, Joe was an Assistant Director in Pace University’s Office of Sponsored Research and Development, where he co-led the development of Pace University’s tech incubator based in Lower Manhattan and Yonkers, NY.

During law school in 2000, Joe interned in the legal department at Sun Microsystems’ New York City office, which was located in 2 World Trade Center.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Joe spent more than a decade working in broadcast programming, production and advertising sales at New York’s Hot 97, 103.5 KTU, Classical WQXR (then-owned by The New York Times), and CBS Television Stations Group.

He is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D.), where his coursework under the late Professor Michael Botein, focused on telecommunications, technology, media and intellectual property law and policy. While in law school, Joe served as an editor of Media Law & Policy — New York Law School’s communications policy journal. He completed his undergraduate work at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh (B.Sc. – Mass Communications, with honors).

A native of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Joe attended the acclaimed Fiorello H. LaGuardia (Fame) High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts whose alumni include Jennifer Aniston,  Al Pacino, Omar Epps, Eartha Kitt, and Arthur Rubinstein among others.

He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York, District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a member of the Project Management Institute.

He is a member of both the American Bar Association's Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice and Forum on Communications Law, and is a former Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association's Diversity Committee.

He is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

His pro bono work includes providing legal assistance to Washington, D.C. residents who are homeless or threatened by homelessness.

He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two daughters.



Breakout Session

The Power of Tech in Today’s Internet Economy

The Internet has revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives from the way we communicate, share information, learn, advocate and do business. In a world dominated by technology and innovation, it is critical for businesses to have an online presence. The panelists will share how they leverage the power of technology for business growth and provide key takeaways for expanding your customer reach. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with panelists, gain insights and learn valuable lessons designed to add value to their business.