Washington DC. June 7, 2023 — The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) Executive Committee of the Board of Directors announces that interim President, Christopher Mohr, has been named permanent President. Mohr has been in the interim role since July 2022.
“The Board is excited that Chris has accepted this position and looks forward to a long and productive relationship,” said Board Chair Steve Emmert of RELX Inc. “Chris has worked diligently to move the Association forward and has demonstrated outstanding leadership during this time. We are looking forward to continued growth and success under Chris’s guidance.”
“It’s a privilege to have been given this opportunity to lead the incredible team at SIIA,” said Mohr. “It is a very exciting and challenging time in the global business of information and SIIA will continue to work to support our members as the voice for the information industry.”
Mohr joined SIIA in 2015 as Vice President for IP and General Counsel, where he served as the organization’s chief legal officer and front-facing person to Capitol Hill on intellectual property issues. In that role, he has developed policy positions and strategies as well as testifying on SIIA’s behalf before Congress, state legislatures and federal agencies on issues of critical interest to the association and its members. Mohr created and leads SIIA’s Strategic Filing Program, designed to take a long-term approach to the organization’s strategic policy goals in patent, copyright, privacy, tax, patent, and other areas, with particular focus on the federal appellate and Supreme Court docket. In addition to these duties, as chief legal officer, he coordinated closely across SIIA Divisions to provide counsel on governance, transactions, antipiracy, and litigation strategy.
Mohr came to SIIA following eighteen years in private legal practice with the firm Meyer, Klipper & Mohr, PLLC where he represented his clients on a variety of issues including intellectual property, privacy and constitutional rights.