Leon Sanchez

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Country: Mexico
Email: leonfelipe [at] sanchez.mx
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Leon Sanchez is the Vice-Chair of ICANN Board of Directors. He was selected by the At-Large Community to serve from November 2017 to the Annual General Meeting in 2023. He is the Head of the Intellectual Property Division at the Mexico City-based law firm Fulton & Fulton.[1]

ICANN Involvement

Sánchez has served in ICANN as the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) Vice-Chair and the Co-Chair of the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) on Accountability. Sánchez was elected by the At-Large community to be its designated Director on the ICANN Board of Directors from 2017 to 2020.

Current Committees

  • Accountability Mechanisms | Chair
  • Compensation | Member
  • Executive | Member
  • Board Governance | Member
  • Strategic Planning | Member

He was an ICANN Fellow for ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires, ICANN 46 in Beijing, and ICANN 44 in Prague. He is an ALAC member appointed by the NomCom, as well as an IPC member. Sanchez is involved in ISOC Mexico.[1]

He was involved in the IANA stewardship transition.

Education

Sánchez graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. He completed postgraduate studies in intellectual property at the UNAM and Internet law at Harvard Law School.

Career

Since 2006, Sánchez has been a partner at Fulton & Fulton, a law firm specializing in intellectual property and IT, in Mexico City. Sánchez is the Head of the Intellectual Property division. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Trustnet Corporate Group, ISDI Mexico, and several other not-for-profit organizations in Mexico. Since 2008, Sánchez has taught intellectual property courses at UNAM Law School.

Service

Sánchez has been an advisor to various government bodies, including the Digital Strategy Coordination Office of the Mexican Presidency, the Special Commission on the Digital Agenda and IT of the Mexican House of Representatives, and the Science and Technology Commission of the Mexican Senate.

He drafted the Internet Users Rights Protection Act for Mexico and has been very active in initiatives such as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Sánchez has been involved in similar local initiatives. He advocates for defending users’ and creators’ rights and striking a balance between regulation and freedom.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ICANNWiki - ICANN 49 Intake Form, March 2014