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March 20, 2023

Clinical Teaching Fellow, The George Washington University Law School

George Washington University Law School’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic (“IPTLC”) seeks a clinical fellow for the 2023-2025 academic years.  In recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the fellows are known as Friedman Fellows.

The 2023-2025 Friedman Fellowships begin July 1, 2023.  The IPTLC provides support to people of color and clients from communities who have been historically and intentionally excluded from access to economic opportunity, as well as those that have the potential of positively impacting the social good. Friedman Fellows closely supervise law students in their legal work and teach in the classroom alongside experienced clinical faculty.

Throughout their two years in residence, fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students and in writing scholarship for publication.  The program provides fellows with mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration.  Fellows receive an annual stipend and are eligible for University employment benefits.

Minimum qualifications:  J.D.; at least three years practice experience in copyright law practice; commitment to serving individuals from under-represented communities; strong written and oral advocacy skills; excellent time management, priority-setting, and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.  Fellows must be members in good standing of a state bar.  Candidates who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver into the D.C. Bar.

The deadline for applications is April 7, 2023.  Applicants should send a letter of interest addressed to Dean Laurie Kohn, a resume, a list of references, a writing sample, and a complete law school transcript to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu.  Questions can also be submitted to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu.  The George Washington University Law School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The University undertakes special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.


Fellow Ad 2023-2025 IPTLC Final

February 21, 2023

Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office

The Office of the Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs carries out certain responsibilities for administering the copyright law, with special emphasis on policy, legislative, and international matters.

The Office assists the Register of Copyrights with the development and presentation of Copyright Office positions and proposals and shares with the Office of General Counsel responsibility for working with Congress and its committees on matters of domestic legislation.

In addition, the Office of the Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs has primary responsibility for international aspects of copyright law and policy. It represents the Copyright Office in U.S. government delegations to the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) and other international institutions that administer copyright treaties; provides technical advice to executive branch agencies (including the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Departments of State and Commerce, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office); and participates in meetings, delegations, and negotiations with foreign governments. The Office is an expert on U.S. and foreign copyright laws, multilateral treaties, and bl-lateral agreements relevant to the field of intellectual property.

The Office’s activities advance America’s prosperity by promoting adherence to and enforcement of copyright laws, including the application of treaties and foreign laws, to ensure international standards and appropriate levels of protection and compensation for U.S. authors and copyright owners. Its work includes timely contributions to hearings, meetings, conferences, global collaborations, and other educative endeavors. Such efforts serve to highlight the vibrancy and elasticity of the U.S. copyright system, including its purposeful balance of exclusive rights and effective remedies, on the one hand, and its appropriately tailored exceptions and limitations, on the other hand.

The Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs works under the direction of the Associate Register, who provides general direction on policy matters. Assignments are extremely difficult. The incumbent is given wide latitude and responsibility for completing assignments and is expected to exercise independent judgment. Decisions and actions require an extensive legal understanding of the problems, policies, and trends in copyright industries and among the user communities of copyrighted materials, as well as the international issues facing the Office. The incumbent must exercise diplomatic tact and judgment when dealing with high-level officials and when presenting sensitive Office positions.

While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling security of all Library and Copyright Office materials.

The incumbent must undergo and obtain a secret security clearance as a condition of employment.

The incumbent serves as a specialist in the fields of domestic and international copyright law with complete and independent responsibility on behalf of the Copyright Office for performing professional activities concerning developments of interest to the Office. The incumbent is considered an expert on copyright law and policy, as well as international trade issues and, as such, contributes to the development of United States Government policy. The incumbent locates, organizes, summarizes, and interprets legal information and other pre-existing legal materials, on difficult or misunderstood policy issues through research and is responsible for independently developing legislative proposals for submission to the Associate Register and other senior office officials.

The incumbent attends and participates in meetings and conferences with a complex legal or policy focus. The incumbent also meets with government officials, including Congressional staff and staff of executive branch agencies, and actively contributes to, or leads, discussions of policies affecting the domestic legislation or the United States’ position in international meetings and diplomatic negotiations. As required, the incumbent travels abroad to represent the Office in high-level meetings and negotiations.

The incumbent briefs the Register of Copyrights, Associate Registers, and other senior level staff on various aspects of domestic and international issues that are under consideration and recommends ways to navigate the complexities and avoid adverse situations.

The incumbent performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 179052.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a compflex; or flextime; or maxiflex work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

February 21, 2023

Attorney Advisor (General), U.S. Copyright Office

The United States Copyright Office, located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers copyright law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of copyright public records; and provides information and reference services to the public.

This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Register, U.S. Copyright Office.

The position description numbers for this position are 12751 and 12752.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Based on complete legal research in a very complex area of law, the incumbent prepares probing, innovative, and fully and accurately documented written arguments, briefs, studies or other analytical documents which involve complex legal or policy variables within broad areas of U.S. copyright law, and other matters contained in title 17, foreign and international copyright law and jurisprudence. These analyses relate to the history, development, interpretation, and implementation of primarily national policies.

Performs probing and innovative legal research and prepares regulations, briefs, memoranda, and other legal materials and documents in consultation with the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel or other senior staff. Researches precedents, applicable statutes, and other resources to provide opinions regarding proposed changes in policies and regulations. The incumbent is expected to be able to complete such research independently and to need little guidance from the supervisor or senior staff.

Prepares for the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel or other senior staff authoritative descriptive and background reports, compilations, surveys, comparison of laws and bills, and other written projects for use by the Copyright Office, members of Congress and their staff, and high level officials from other federal agencies and private organizations. Such reports contribute significantly to the understanding of the nature of legal issues before the Office primarily on the domestic front while cognizant of any international developments or implications and provide an authoritative basis for the consideration of legislative or regulatory proposals.

Reviews difficult and complex legal and administrative matters such as proposed administrative policies, procedures, regulations, and other agency publications to evaluate the legality and effect on the agency. Analyzes the factual and legal issues presented to determine whether further information is needed, and if so, how best to obtain that information.

Prepares and delivers oral presentations at copyright programs, meetings, and hearings employing the incumbent’s broad knowledge of legal issues and current copyright and intellectual property concerns.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

February 21, 2023

Economist, Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA), US Copyright Office

This position is located in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA), US Copyright Office (COP), at the Library of Congress (Library). PIA is responsible for administering copyright law with special emphasis on policy, legislative, and international matters. Reporting to the Chief Economist within PIA, the incumbent serves as Economist, designing methods for and conducting research on the economic implications of policies and programs affecting the United States’ intellectual property (IP) system and the international copyright framework. The incumbent initiates and oversees economic analysis and research on topics of copyright protection and enforcement and of the provision of COP services to fulfill statutory obligations to administer the U.S. copyright system and advise on related policy issues. The incumbent also communicates research findings through internal and external presentations, reports and peer-reviewed research publications.

July 7, 2022

Copyright Assistant

US – Dulles / US – Washington, D.C.

Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.
About our team:

This position will be part of the Copyright and Media Law team at Yahoo, a close knit group that partners with our editorial, marketing, and business teams to help them achieve their goals while avoiding legal risk. We advise on copyright, defamation, publicity rights, marketing, and other issues across all of our brands.

A little bit about you: 

In this position, the Copyright Assistant will perform a variety of critical support and administrative tasks while working in a collaborative team environment with intellectual property professionals. Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with intake of copyright and media law matters
  • Process third party notices including capturing screenshots of content in response to third party notices
  • Create and maintain files of correspondence and screenshots within document management system
  • Input and maintain updated information on matters (e.g., claimant info, deadlines)
  • Review and handle DMCA and other notices
  • Assist with intellectual property enforcement matters
  • Conduct thorough reviews of allegedly infringing third party websites, summarize research findings, prepare recommendations and draft takedown notices
  • Investigate various resources for ownership and contact information to send takedown notices
  • Input and maintain updated data on enforcement matters (e.g., third party site info, summary of findings, status)
  • Prepare and send takedown notices to infringing websites, monitor websites and follow-up and/or escalate as needed
  • Communicate final results of IP enforcement to internal stakeholders
  • Handle standard Permissions requests for use of Yahoo’s original/owned content
  • Monitor a dedicated Permissions email inbox
  • Prepare standard permissions agreements and customize agreements where needed
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders to verify copyright ownership information and gather terms and/or restrictions for content use (e.g., attribution, territory, format)
  • Communicate with licensing agency on some requests
  • Assist Paralegal Managers with higher profile requests as needed.
  • Miscellaneous other projects as needed to support the Copyright & Media Law team

Qualities and skills you have:

  • 2+ years of relevant copyright experience
  • 1+ years of administrative experience
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to interact with colleagues and clients across the business
  • Able to work independently as well as closely and collaboratively with a team that is primarily remote and located in various offices
  • Flexibility to adapt to business needs, and a proactive approach

Other preferred skills include:

  • Prior experience in or a general understanding of the copyright landscape and intellectual property rights
Prior experience using rights-related content management systems and/or intake ticketing software

May 26, 2022

Counsel – Legal/Contracts

Hachette Book Group
New York, NY

Hachette Book Group is seeking a Counsel to handle a range of commercial transactions, licensing, data privacy, intellectual property, business affairs and other general matters. This is a hands-on position for someone who will serve as a trusted business partner, providing strategic, creative and problem-solving advice for staff at all levels of the company. This attorney will be joining a legal team based in New York and supporting multiple offices and all aspects of company business.

May 10, 2022

Senior Director – Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Oakland, CA / hybrid schedule

Company Description:

Clorox is a global company with over 8,000 employees and a portfolio of leading brands that have become household names: its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® dilutable cleaner; Fresh Step® cat litter; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces; Brita® water filtration products; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; Bees® natural personal care products; and RenewLife® and Natural Vitality CALM®. Clorox manufactures products in more than two dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries.

Clorox is a leader in corporate responsibility: a company where financial as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals are integrated into its decision-making and long-term business strategy.

Job Description:

Clorox is seeking a dynamic Chief Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel to drive creative and practical strategies in a world-class legal organization. Reporting to the VP – Deputy General Counsel, this attorney will be a strategic partner on all IP-related matters to achieve business goals across a diverse portfolio of consumer brands. The Chief IP Counsel will set the focus and direction for IP initiatives, oversee the management of the global IP portfolio, and lead and develop a high-performing and experienced team of 8-10 IP professionals.


  • At least 15+ years of progressive experience in the successful development and execution of brand-focused IP strategies, inclusive of trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and copyrights.
  • In-house experience as well as past practice at a top-tier law firm.
  • Demonstrated success providing strategic counseling to business executives and partners that balances legal considerations alongside business goals.
  • Significant experience in the development and management of IP portfolios, and in supporting complex IP disputes and transactional matters.
  • Significant experience leading, mentoring, and managing a broad team of legal professionals, including attorneys, specialists, and paralegals.
  • Exceptional organizational and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and optimize for cost savings and efficiencies.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Ability to interact at executive level with business management teams to deliver legal strategies on complex legal issues.