Who are the cleared advisors that have access to secret ACTA documents?

The negotiating text of ACTA and many other documents, including even the lists of participants in the negotiations, are secret. The White House claims the secrecy is required as a matter of national security. But that does not mean the documents are off limits to everyone outside of the government. Hundreds of advisors, many of them corporate lobbyists, are considered “cleared advisors.” They have access to the ACTA documents.

Who are these cleared advisors? They are the members of these 27 USTR advisory boards:


All members of the advisory boards can request access to classified ACTA documents. Below are the members of just four of the advisory boards, ITAC 15, 8, 10 and 3.

Industry Trade Advisory Committee On Intellectual Property Rights

Chairman , Mr. Eric H. Smith
International Intellectual Property Alliance

Mr. Jacques J. Gorlin
The Gorlin Group

Sandra M. Aistars, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property
Time Warner Inc.

Kira M. Alvarez, Esq.
Director, International Government Affairs
Eli Lilly and Company

Mark Chandler, Esq.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
and Secretary
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ms. Erin L. Ennis
Vice President
The U.S.-China Business Council

Francis (Frank) Z. Hellwig, Esq.
Senior Associate, General Counsel
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

J. Anthony Imler, Ph.D.
Director, Public Policy, Latin America
Merck & Co., Inc.

Ms. Mary A. Irace
Vice President, Trade and Export Finance
National Foreign Trade Council, Inc.

Jeffrey P. Kushan, Esq.
Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood LLP
Representing Biotechnology Industry

Stevan D. Mitchell, Esq.
Vice President, Intellectual Property Policy
Entertainment Software Association

Douglas T. Nelson, Esq.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel,
and Secretary
CropLife America

Timothy P. Trainer, Esq.
Global Intellectual Property
Strategy Center, P.C.
Representing the Thomas G. Faria

Neil I. Turkewitz, Esq.
Executive Vice President
Recording Industry Association of America

Ms. Susan C. Tuttle
Governement Programs Executive
IBM Corporation

Mr. Herbert C. Wamsley
Executive Director
Intellectual Property Owners Association

Ms. Anissa S. Whitten
Trade Director
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

Ms. Deborah E. Wiley
Senior Vice President
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Association of American Publishers, Inc.

Shirley Zebroski, Ph.D
Director, Legislative Affairs
General Motors Corporation

Total Members = 19

Industry Trade Advisory Committee On Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health Science Products and Services


Mr. V. M. (Jim) DeLisi
Fanwood Chemical, Inc.

Primary Vice-Chairman
Robert E. Branand, Esq.
National Paint & Coatings Association

Secondary Vice-Chairman
W. Martin (Marty) Strauss, Ph.D.
Vice President, Consumer Traits and Food Policy
Monsanto Company

Karen L. Bland, Esq.
Representing The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.

Mr. Michael D. Boyd
Vice President, Public Affairs International
Schering-Plough Corporation

Shawn M. Brown
Vice President of State Affairs
Generic Pharmaceutical Association

Mr. P. Claude Burcky
Divisional Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Policy
Abbott Laboratories, Inc.

Mr. Morris A. Chafetz
Hemisphere Polymer and Chemical
Company, Inc.

Mr. Harrison C. Cook
Director, International Government Affairs
Eli Lilly and Company

Mr. Donald E. Ellison
Government Relations, LLC

D. Geoffrey B. Gamble, Esq.
Director, International Government Affairs
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company

Mr. Edward L. Gibbs
North Coast Medical Equipment, Inc.

Trevor J. Gunn, Ph.D.
Director, International Relations
Medtronic, Inc.

Ms. Tine K. Hansen-Turton
Chief Executive Officer
National Nursing Centers Consortium

Ms. Regina L. Harper
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Milliken Chemical

Ms. Mary A. Irace
Managing Director, Global Affairs
American Chemistry Council

Mr. Ralph F. Ives
Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Analysis
Advanced Medical Technology Association

Mr. Craig S. Kramer
Vice President, International
Government Affairs
Johnson & Johnson

Mr. Adrian Krygsman
Director, Product Registration
Troy Corporation

Ms. Nancy R. Levenson
Director, U.S. Federal Government Relations
S.C.Johnson & Son, Inc.

Matthew T. McGrath, Esq.
Barnes, Richardson and Colburn
Representing Intermune, Inc.

Mr. Lloyd N. Moon
Vice President
Chemtura Corporation

Ms. Tracey J. Norberg
Vice President, Environment and Resource
Rubber Manufacturers Association

Ms. Rosemary L. O’Brien
Vice President, Public Affairs
CF Industries, Inc.

Mr. Gerald R. Prout
Vice President, Government and Public
FMC Corporation

Mr. J. Lawrence Robinson
Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc.

George L. Rolofson, Ph.D.
Consultant in Agricultural Science and Environmental, Regulatory, and Trade Policy

Rolofson Consulting
Representing Gowan Company

Ms. Lisa M. Schroeter
Director, International Policy
The Dow Chemical Company

Ms. Marjory E. Searing
Vice President, Public Affairs – Japan/Asia and Latin America
Pfizer Inc.

Mr. Isi A. Siddiqui
Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs
CropLife America

Mr. Arthur J. Simonetti
Director, Trade Legislation and Regulation
Honeywell International, Inc.

Mr. Henry P. Stoebenau
Efficient Global Trade, Inc.
Representing American Association of Exporters and Importers

Mr. Albert C. (Cal) Sutphin
President Braden Sutphin Ink Company

Mr. Ford B. West
The Fertilizer Institute

Mr. Andrew C. Zamoyski
Zamoyski and Company
Representing Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association

Total Members = 35

Industry Trade Advisory Committee On Information and Communications Technologies, Services, and Electronic Commerce

Mr. SteveW. Stewart
Director, Public Affairs
IBM Corporation

Primary Vice-Chairman
Ms. B. Anne Craib
Director, International Trade and Government Affairs
Semiconductor Industry Association

Secondary Vice-Chairman
Mr. Robert J. Mulligan
Senior Vice President International
AeA: Advancing the Business of Technology

Mr. Arun K. Bhumitra
Chief Executive Officer
Arjay Telecommunications

Mark F. Bohannon, Esq.
General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Public Policy Software and Information
Industry Association

Mr. Anthony Caldwell
Global Business Communication Solutions, LLC
Representing XSelData

Ms. Melika D. Carroll
Director, Federal Government Affairs
Micron Technology, Inc.

Ms. Susan D. Chapman
Director, e-Commerce Policy and Asia Pacific Trade Policy
General Motors Corporation

Mr. Calman J. Cohen
Emergency Committee for American Trade

Tod H. Cohen, Esq.
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Government Relations
eBay Inc.

Holly A. Evans, Esq.
Strategic Counsel, LLC
Representing Advanced Micro Devices

Mark E. Foster, Esq.
Law Offices of Mark E. Foster
Representing Transaction Network Services, Inc.

Ms. Meredith L. Golemon-Anderson
Director, International Trade Policy
Oracle Corporation

Mr. John P. Goyer
Vice President, International Trade
Negotiations and Investment
U.S. Coalition of Service Industries

Mr. Christopher G. Hankin
Director, Federal Affairs
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Ms. Tania W. Hanna
Director, Government Relations
Corporate Washington Office
Harris Corporation

Mr. Christopher J. Hirth
Director, Web Commerce Group
Intuit Inc.

Mr. David M. Leifer, Esq.
Senior Counsel
American Council of Life Insurers

Mr. Charles B. O’Hara
Manager, National Government Relations
The Procter & Gamble Company

Ms. Wendy E. Owens
Chief Executive Officer
AbleMedia LLC

Mr. Joseph A. Pasetti
Manager, Government Affairs
Applied Materials, Inc.

Mr. Daniel J. Peterson
Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs
Cook Group Incorporated

Mr. Edward M. Rozynski
Vice President, Global Government Affairs
Stryker Corporation

Jacquelynn Ruff, Esq.
Vice President, International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Verizon Communications Inc.

Ms. Loretta L. Schmitzer
Vice President, Government Affairs
The Boeing Company

Mr. Gregory S. Slater
Director, Trade Policy
Intel Corporation

Ms. Sarah G. Smiley
Associate Vice President
Advanced Medical Technology Association

Stephen B. Whitaker, Ph.D.
Whitaker Strategies, LLC
Representing BOSE Corporation

Total Members = 28

Industry Trade Advisory Committee On Services and Finance Industries

Mr. J. Robert Vastine, Jr.
U.S. Coalition of Service Industries

Ms. Elizabeth R. Benson
Energy Associates

Mr. Thomas A. Allegretti
President and Chief Executive Officer
The American Waterways Operators

Mr. Fredric S. Berger, P.E.
Senior Vice President
The Louis Berger Group, Inc.

Mr. Stuart J. Brahs
Stuart J. Brahs Consulting
American Council of Life Insurers

Timothy C. Brightbill, Esq.
Member, American Bar Association
Wiley Rein LLP

Stephen J. Canner, Ph.D.
Vice President, Investment and Financial Services
United States Council for International

Ms. Ellen M. Delage
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects

Paul H. DeLaney III
FedEx Express

Linda Menghetti Dempsey, Esq.
Vice President
Emergency Committee for American Trade

Peter D. Ehrenhaft, Esq.
Senior Counsel
Peter D. Ehrenhaft Consulting
Representing Harkins Cunningham, LLP

Mr. Gregory M. Frazier
Executive Vice President
Worldwide Government Policy
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

Madeleine F. Green, Ph.D.
Vice President and Director,
Center for International and Institutional Initiatives
American Council on Education

Ms. Leslie C. Griffin
Vice President, International Governmental Affairs
New York Life Insurance Company

Mr. Charles P. Heeter Jr.
Principal, International Government Affairs
Deloitte and Touche USA LLP

Ms. Selina E. Jackson
Vice President, International Public Affairs

Mr. William A. Jordan
Senior Director, Government Affairs and Communications
The McGraw-Hill Companies

Mr. Leonard N. Karp
President and Chief Executive Officer
Philadelphia International Medicine

Mr. Robert D. Kramer
Vice President, Public Policy
Computing Technology Industry Association

Mr. Gary W. Kushnier
Vice President, International Policy
American National Standards Institute

Ms. Laura J. Lane
Senior Vice President,
International Government Affairs
Citigroup Inc.

Dr. Marjorie Peace Lenn
Center for Quality Assurance in International Education

Mr. Shawn C. McBurney
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
American Hotel and Lodging Association

Mr. DeRohn S.T. Mitchell
Deputy Director, Government and Business Relations
Alvarez & Marsal, LLC

Mr. Kevin C.W. Mulvey
Assistant Vice President, Corporate and International Affairs
American International Group, Inc.

Mr. Patrick J. Natale, P.E.
Executive Director
American Society of Civil Engineers

Mr. Bryan M. Pickel
Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and External Affairs
Prudential Financial, Inc.

Mary S. Podesta, Esq.
Senior Counsel
Investment Company Institute

Jean M. Prewitt, Esq.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Independent Film & Television Alliance

Mr. Ivan J. Sotomayor
Managing Partner
Sotomayor & Associates, LLP

Ms. Sarah F. Thorn
Director, International Trade
Federal Government Relations
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Mr. Philip M. Vaughn
Senior Director, Government Relations
Fluor Corporation

Mr. Carlos C. Villarreal, P.E.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Wilbur Smith Associates

Christian (Chris) E. Wolfe, Esq.
Partner, Business Planning and Taxation
Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

Total Members = 34


See October 13, 2009 White House shares the ACTA Internet text with 42 Washington insiders, under non disclosure agreements


James Love

James Love is the Director of Knowledge Ecology International. Previously, he was an economist for the Center for Study of Responsive Law where he also directed the Consumer Project on Technology and the Taxpayer Assets Project, Senior Economist for the Frank Russell Corporation, and held lecturer positions at Rutgers and Princeton Universities. His KEI webpage is https://keionline.org/jamie.