David Snead

i2Coalition Groups Policy Working Group
i2Coalition Position Co-Founder, Former Board Chair, & Policy Working Group Chair
Company cPanel
Company Position General Counsel


David Snead is the General Counsel for cPanel. He is responsible for cPanel’s global legal operations and is a member of the company’s management team.  In this role, he has principal responsibility for customer-facing agreements, regulatory compliance, vendor and partner negotiations, intellectual property, brand communication, mergers and acquisitions, legislative and international business issues. David has provided advice and counsel to technology companies since 1995 beginning with a practice based on technology exports.  Since 1999, his practice has focused exclusively on the Internet infrastructure industry.  Since his practice began, he has worked in large firms, as in-house counsel, and as a solo practitioner.  In 2011 he co-founded the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (I2Coalition), an advocacy organization for the Internet infrastructure industry.  One of the earliest opponents of the Stop Online Piracy Act, the i2Coalition has developed into a voice for a previously unrepresented industry.  He manages the group’s global public policy portfolio.  David received his J.D. in 1991 from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. in 1987 in International Affairs from Trinity University in San Antonio.  He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and State of New Mexico.