Eric Ebenstein


Director of Public Policy

Eric is responsible for US strategic policy initiatives and government affairs for TikTok and the ByteDance portfolio of companies. He has more than a decade of experience working on regulatory & policy issues for technology and energy companies.
Prior to joining ByteDance, Eric was Head of North America Public Policy at DJI–the world's leading civilian drone company. During his tenure, he led DJI's advocacy efforts for regulatory and legislative issues on the federal and state level as well as internationally for Mexico & Canada. Before this, Eric was at POET-the sustainable energy company, where he built the state Government Affairs team and mandate. Earlier, he was Chief of Staff for Government Relations at Hewlett Packard, where he advised on the North American government affairs program.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Lehigh University, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and a Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is based in ByteDance’s Washington DC office and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children.