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David Walsh

CEO, Legal Connected

David Walsh

Speaker Bio


With over twenty-five years’ experience in telecoms, David has worked with participants across the space, including operators, OEMs, software developers and content providers. David has represented clients on policy and legal matters with the EU Commission and Court of Justice, in the US at the White House, Department of Justice and Department of Commerce and in national fora in several other jurisdictions. 



David is currently focusing on the environmental sector, working with organizations such as the Clean Air Fund, to deliver a world where everyone can breathe clean air, and with the COP 26 Climate Champions, driving action from businesses, organisations, cities, & regions coordinating with the United Nations (UNFCCC).



Previously, David served as General Counsel at the GSMA, and co-founded a number of successful start-ups in emerging markets, including M-KOPA in East Africa.



David started life as a lawyer with the UK firm Linklater’s and worked for the US law firm Jones Day and speaks English, French, Spanish, Catalan and some Italian.