David Law is a Distinguished Engineer at Hewlett-Packard Networking and has worked on the specification and development of Ethernet products since 1989. Throughout that time he has been a member of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group where he has held a number of leadership positions. He served as the Vice-Chair of IEEE 802.3 from 1996 to 2008 and in 2008 was elected to Chair of IEEE 802.3. David has been a member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board since 2005, currently he serves as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE-SA Standards Board, and is Chair of the IEEE-SA Standards Board Patent Committee (PatCom). In 2000 he received the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion, 2009 he received the IEEE-SA Standards Board Distinguished Service award and in 2012 he received the IEEE-SA International Award. David has a BEng (hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.