Brian Larkin is an internet policy specialist at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to this, he was the director of cloud policy at Internet Association (IA) and a Brookings Institution fellow with the US Senate Committee on Finance, where he worked on a wide array of trade issues for the committee, including many affecting the global digital economy. He also previously served as a senior policy advisor on digital services at the US Department of Commerce. In this capacity, he drove policy development on key trade matters, advised principals on the technology sector, and routinely engaged with foreign officials. He also produced the department’s first-ever report on the global cloud computing sector and participated in e-commerce and telecommunications negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, Pennsylvania, and his master’s degree from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.