Vice President, External Relations and General Counsel
John S. Morabito is the Vice President for External Relations, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Internet2. In this role, he advises the Board of Trustees, CEO, and executive leadership team on matters relating to legal services, risk mitigation, compliance, public policy, government relations, and other legal and policy matters that affect the research and education community. In addition, he oversees human resources and facilities to further assist with the operations and culture of Internet2.
Mr. Morabito has more than 30 years of experience in communications and information technology. Prior to joining Internet2, Mr. Morabito served as the Deputy Associate Administrator in the Office of Policy Analysis and Development within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the Department of Commerce. As a career member of the Senior Executive Service, he helped the Administration develop domestic policies on broadband, privacy, and other issues impacting technology in the United States.
Mr. Morabito also has served as Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Qwest Communications, Vice President of Federal Affairs for Frontier Corporation, Committee Counsel for the United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, and Deputy Division Chief of several divisions in the Common Carrier Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission.
Mr. Morabito received a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and a B.A. from Vassar College. As part of his undergraduate studies, he attended the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a member of the New York, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Connecticut bars and admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court.