Larry Irving is the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). In that capacity, Mr. Irving serves as an advisor to the President and Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international communications issues as they pertain to the nation's economic and technological advancement.
From March 1987 to March 1993, Mr. Irving was the Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance where he played a key staff role in the enactment of the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act of 1992, the Children's Television Act of 1990 and the Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990.
From January 1983 until March 1987, Mr. Irving served as Legislative Director and Counsel to the late Congressman Mickey Leland (D-Texas). He was the Congressman's acting Chief of Staff in 1983 and 1985.
Prior to joining Congressman Leland's staff, Mr. Irving was associated for three years with the Washington D.C. law firm of Hogan and Hartson, where he specialized in the areas of communication law, antitrust law and commercial litigation.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 1976. He is also a graduate of Stanford University School of Law where he was President of the Class of 1979.
In addition to his legislative responsibilities, Mr. Irving served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. House of Representatives Child Care Foundation, and was appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the Advisory Board of the U.S. House of Representatives Child Care Center. Mr. Irving also has served as Staff Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Fair Employment Practices Committee, as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Stanford University School of Law and as Co-Chair of the Electronic Media Division of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law.
He is married to Leslie Annett Wiley and lives in the District of Columbia.