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Intellectual Property Litigation Associate (New York)

Ballard Spahr’s Intellectual Property Department seeks an associate with four to six years of IP litigation experience for our New York City office. The associate will have an opportunity to work on patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright litigation, as well as cases involving other strategic IP-related agreements. The associate will have client contact and responsibility. Excellent academic credentials, experience with intellectual property litigation, familiarity with litigation in the Southern District of New York and/or the Eastern District of New York, and superb writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Candidates with a background in software or electrical engineering and membership in the Patent Bar are preferred.

The base salary for this position will range from $225,000 – $270,000.

Ballard Spahr LLP is a more than 600 lawyer firm with 15 offices across the U.S. and is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Attorney-Advisor (International), Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Attorney-Advisor (International) serves as a counsel for the Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA) in the U.S. Copyright Office.

The Attorney-Advisor performs probing, innovative, accurate and fully documented legal research and written analyses. Researches, analyzes, locates, organizes, summarizes, and interprets legal information. Analysis may include difficult or misunderstood policy issues, and questions involving complex issues of U.S., foreign, and international copyright law, where the research direction is unclear or where resolution requires the advice and guidance of experts.

Open & closing dates:  11/08/2023 to 11/30/2023
Location: Washington, DC
Telework eligible: Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
Salary: $112,015 – $172,075 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 13 – 14

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Vice President, Content Protection Legal (Intermediary Programs), Motion Picture Association

November 7, 2023

The MPA has a great job opening for an attorney in our Content Protection (antipiracy) department, specializing in outreach to internet intermediaries. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a strong technology and copyright (especially enforcement) background who also possesses deft diplomatic skills.


The position can be based either in Los Angeles or Washington, DC.

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MPA + EICOP Entertainment Law & Policy Fellowship

October 2023

In its second year, the MPA + EICOP Entertainment Law & Policy Fellowship is a pioneering immersive Program that offers a specialized focus on Entertainment Law and Policy. We are currently welcoming applications for the Fellowship at now thru January 5, 2024.

Each year, we select two outstanding individuals as part of this annual Fellowship that commences in late May/early June. This year-long Program offers a unique bi-coastal experience, split between the entertainment hub of Los Angeles, CA and the policy-centric environment of Washington, DC, where MPA is headquartered. The one-of-a-kind Fellowship equips cohorts with an expansive understanding of the Entertainment industry’s Law and Policy aspects. To this end, our Program also offers the following:

Exclusive Insights: Fellows will work closely with MPA’s Policy and Legal executives, gaining firsthand knowledge of the entertainment landscape.
Practical Experience: Fellows will have the opportunity to work with renowned MPA member studios, including Disney, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount, Universal, and Netflix, among others.
Networking: Fellows will engage with senior industry executives and policymakers, establishing vital connections and cultivating essential skills that pave the way for a successful future in law and policy leadership.
Stipend: Fellows will receive a stipend to cover living expenses during the year-long Program.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Interested in Entertainment Policy or Entertainment Law;
2. Has a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity in the entertainment industry; Potential fellows will be required to provide both: (A) a personal statement (500 words) that addresses how the candidate’s life experiences have contributed to their interest in advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in the entertainment industry and what makes them an exceptional candidate for the fellowship, AND (B) an essay answering the following questions: “What does diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to you, and why is it important in the entertainment industry?”
3. Recent alumni and students slated to graduate in the Fall 2023 Semester or Spring 2024 Semester with a J.D., Master of Public Policy, or other related advanced Master’s Degree.