Lawrence J. Spiwak is President of the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, a non-profit organization that studies broad public-policy issues related to governance, social and economic conditions, with a particular emphasis on the law and economics of telecommunications and high-tech industries.

Mr. Spiwak is a prolific author whose scholarly work is frequently cited by policymakers, major news media and academic journals around the world. Mr. Spiwak is also currently listed among the top 2% of authors downloaded on the Social Science Research Network.

Mr. Spiwak received his B.A. from the George Washington University in 1986 (Special Honors, Middle Eastern Studies) and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1989, where he was the international law editor of the Cardozo Moot Court Board and served on the National Moot Court Team. While in college, Mr. Spiwak was selected to participate in the White House’s Presidential Stay in School Program, where he was responsible for delivering classified material among senior Reagan Administration Officials.

A third generation Washingtonian, he, his wife and their daughter live in North Bethesda, MD.