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Delara Derakhshani

Senior Counsel, Tech Policy, Entertainment Software Association

Delara Derakhshani is Senior Counsel, Tech Policy at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), where she advises video game publishers and game console manufacturers on a range of technology law and policy matters. Prior to ESA, Ms. Derakhshani served as policy counsel at Consumer Reports, where she testified before members of Congress on technology, telecommunications and privacy issues affecting consumers, drafted regulatory filings before federal agencies, and served as a spokesperson before national media outlets—including NBC Nightly News, NPR, Fox Business, and HuffPost Live, among others. Prior to Consumer Reports, Ms. Derakhshani worked in the DC Government Affairs office of T-Mobile. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation and was recently recognized as an emerging young leader by the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Ms. Derakhshani received her J.D. and a certificate in communications law from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Virginia