Samantha Eisner is Deputy General Counsel to ICANN, joining the organization in February 2009. Samantha's work at ICANN includes providing legal support to the ICANN organization, community and Board on key initiatives, including the IANA Stewardship Transition, the Cross Community Working Group on Auction Proceeds, and other long-term projects. Samantha also serves as the corporate Secretary to ICANN's affiliate PTI. Samantha works alongside ICANN's General Counsel and Secretary John Jeffrey and the other members of the legal team on all ICANN-related legal matters.
Prior to joining ICANN, Samantha practiced law in the Antitrust and Competition Group at the international law firm Jones Day, advising clients on all aspects of antitrust law, and representing clients in both state and federal courts on antitrust matters and in other related complex corporate litigation suits. While at Jones Day, Samantha served as outside counsel to ICANN since 2005.
Samantha is graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and received her B.A. from Cleveland State University.