Former WaPo reporter joins software trade group

The Business Software Alliance announced Wednesday the appointment of former Washington Post and Sacramento Bee reporter Chris Hopfensperger as technology policy counsel. 

In his new position, Hopfensperger will advocate on behalf of the global software industry for policy positions in areas such as privacy, e-commerce and cloud computing. He joins BSA from the law firm K&L Gates, where advised companies on pending legislation and represented their interests in Washington as a technology and trade policy associate. Prior to joining K&L Gates he worked as a journalist for the Post, the Bee and the St. Petersburg Times.

“Chris’s background in technology patent and trade issues will be vital to moving BSA’s policy initiatives forward, especially as new debates develop around cloud computing,” said BSA vice president of government relations Katherine McGuire.

Hopfensperger holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska and a law degree from the University of Michigan.