Jonathan R. Weinberger is senior vice president of the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Weinberger provides strategic guidance and leads advocacy efforts on behalf of GIPC’s member companies in tackling the emerging threats to intellectual property-driven innovation.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Weinberger was vice president of innovation and technology at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the primary trade association for auto manufacturers that sell cars in the U.S. There he was responsible for coordinating industry programming on issues surrounding autos and the IoT.
Before that, Weinberger worked in venture capital helping launch innovative technology businesses focused on the IoT. His government experience included serving as executive secretary and associate general counsel in the White House Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in the Executive Office of the President under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He was lead litigator on auto-related trade disputes with China and was the intermediary with executives from the major global automakers.
Weinberger also worked at the Treasury Department where he was an honors attorney in the office of the general counsel, then executive secretary of Treasury, and finally the senior counselor for terrorism finance and financial crimes. At the Department of State, Weinberger served in the Office of Central American Affairs, the U.S. Embassy in Rome, and on the staff of two secretaries of State.
Weinberger received his bachelor’s degree in international affairs and Italian from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in U.S. foreign policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington College of Law at American University, and a Masters of Law (LL.M) in international finance and national security law with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center. He lives between Washington, D.C., and New York City with his wife, Morgan Ortagus, and their two dogs.