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Shyamkrishna Balganesh

Shyamkrishna Balganesh is the Sol Goldman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.  His work has appeared in leading law journals, including the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. He is also a co-author of sections of the leading copyright law treatise Nimmer on Copyright.

Before joining the Columbia Law School faculty in 2021, Balganesh was a professor of law and co-director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Prior to that, he was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. In 2017, he was elected a member of the American Law Institute, and since 2015 he has served as an adviser to the Restatement of the Law, Copyright.  He received a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an articles and essays editor of the Yale Law Journal and a student fellow at the Information Society Project. Prior to that, he spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford, where he received a B.C.L. and M.Phil.

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, the founder and principal of Charlesworth Law, is a litigator and transactional attorney whose practice is focused on entertainment and copyright law.  Previously, Jacqueline served as General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights of the U.S. Copyright Office, where she had primary responsibility for interpretation of the U.S. Copyright Act.  In 2018, Jacqueline was named a Billboard Woman Executive of the Year for her role in helping to craft and secure passage of the Music Modernization Act, landmark legislation to update U.S. music licensing rules.  Jacqueline has lectured extensively on music and copyright law, including at Yale, Harvard, Columbia and other law schools, and serves as a trustee of the Los Angeles Copyright Society.

Jacqueline received a B.A. with honors in American Civilization from Brown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.  At Yale, she oversaw the The Yale Law Journal as an Executive Committee Editor and was a founding member of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism.  Following law school, she clerked for Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the Southern District of New York and Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit.

Terry Hart

Terry Hart serves as General Counsel for the Association of American Publishers (AAP), where he promotes and protects the legal framework on which publishers of all sizes and sectors equally depend. He joined AAP from the U.S. Copyright Office, where he served as Assistant General Counsel.  He previously served as Vice President of Legal Policy at the Copyright Alliance for six years. Hart is also currently an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School and has previously taught at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. A 2010 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, he is the founder and author of the well-regarded Copyhype, which the American Bar Association recognized as one of the top 100 legal blogs in the United States.

The Hon. Pierre Leval

Pierre Leval is a United States Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At the time of his appointment in 1993, he was a United States District Court Judge in the Southern District of New York.

Judge Leval received his B.A. degree from Harvard College in 1959 and his J.D. degree magna cum laude in 1963 from the Harvard Law School, where he served as Note Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Judge Leval served in the U.S. Army in 1959. He was a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1963 until 1964. Judge Leval was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1964 until 1968, serving there as Chief Appellate Attorney from 1967 to 1968. From 1969 until 1975, Judge Leval was in private law practice as an associate and then a partner in the New York firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He joined the New York County District Attorney's Office in 1975, where he served first as First Assistant District Attorney, and subsequently as Chief Assistant District Attorney. In 1977, he was appointed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Judge Leval is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the New York University School of Law. He was awarded the Hillmon Memorial Fellowship by the University of Wisconsin in 1988; the Donald R. Brace Memorial Lectureship by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. in 1989; the Fowler Harper Memorial Fellowship by Yale Law School in 1992; the Melville Nimmer Lectureship by UCLA Law School in 1997; the Learned Hand Medal of the Federal Bar Council in 1997; and the University of Connecticut School of Law's Intellectual Property Keynote Lectureship for 2001. He assumed Senior Judge status in 2002.

The Hon. M. Margaret McKeown

Judge McKeown was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1998.  Before appointment, she was the first female partner at Perkins Coie, where she specialized in intellectual property and complex litigation. She holds a J.D. and an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. Judge McKeown was a White House Fellow, serving as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior and Special Assistant at the White House, and also served as a Japan Society Leadership Fellow.

Judge McKeown is a member the U.S. Judicial Conference Judicial Conduct and Disability Committee and has worked extensively on workplace issues in the federal courts. She serves on the Council of the American Law Institute and is an advisor on the Restatement of the Law for Copyright. Judge McKeown has lectured and written widely on ethics, intellectual property, international law, and litigation, and has spent two decades working on rule of law projects with judges and lawyers abroad. Her forthcoming book is CITIZEN JUSTICE: THE ENVIRONMENTAL LEGACY OF WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS—PUBLIC ADVOCATE AND CONSERVATION CHAMPION.

Judge McKeown is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an affiliated scholar at the Center for the American West at Stanford University, and jurist-in-residence at University of San Diego School of Law. She has received numerous awards, including the ABA Margaret Brent Women of Achievement Award, the ABA John Marshall Award, the California Bar Intellectual Property Vanguard Award, the White House Fellows Legacy of Leadership Award, and the Girl Scouts’ “Cool Women” Award.

Lateef Mtima

Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law, and the Founder and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, an accredited NGO member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which advocates for core principles of socially equitable access, inclusion, and empowerment in the development and implementation of the IP ecosystem.

After graduating with honors from Amherst College, Professor Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was the co-founder and later editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal (today the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice). He is admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars and has practiced intellectual property, bankruptcy, and commercial law, including a decade in private practice with the former international law firm of Coudert Brothers. He has served as a member of the Advisory Council for the United States Court of Federal Claims, President of the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a member of the BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal Advisory Board and the founding Editorial Board for the ABA intellectual property periodical Landslide, and a Distinguished Libra Visiting Scholar in Residence at the University of Maine School of Law. He is currently a member of the Copyright Alliance Advisory Board, the Patent Pro Bono Council, and the ALI Practical Lawyer Editorial Board.

Professor Mtima is the editor/contributing author of Intellectual Property, Social Justice, and Entrepreneurship: From Swords to Ploughshares (Edward Elgar 2015), co-author of Transnational Intellectual Property Law (West Academic 2016), and co-editor/contributing author of The Cambridge Handbook of Intellectual Property Social Justice (forthcoming 2023) and has published numerous scholarly and professional articles in the field of intellectual property law.

Pamela Samuelson

Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California, Berkeley. She is recognized as a pioneer in digital copyright law, intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. Since 1996, she has held a joint appointment at Berkeley Law School and UC Berkeley’s School of Information. Samuelson is a director of the internationally-renowned Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She is co-founder and chair of the board of Authors Alliance, a nonprofit organization that promotes the public interest in access to knowledge. She also serves on the board of directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as on the advisory boards for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Center for Democracy & Technology, and Public Knowledge.

Samuelson began her legal career as an associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York. She began her career as a legal academic at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, from which she visited at Columbia, Cornell, and Emory Law Schools. While on the Berkeley faculty, she has been a distinguished visiting professor at University of Toronto Law School as well as a visiting professor at the University of Melbourne and Harvard Law Schools. She was named an honorary professor at the University of Amsterdam in 2002.

Eva Subotnik

Eva E. Subotnik is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship who joined the St. John’s faculty in 2011. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in several journals, including the Notre Dame Law Review, Washington Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Lewis & Clark Law Review, Brooklyn Law Review, and Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts.  Prior to her appointment at St. John’s, Professor Subotnik was an Intellectual Property Fellow at the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School. She practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, where she was an associate in both the Corporate and Litigation departments.

Professor Subotnik received her B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1997 and her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2003. While at Columbia, she was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Following graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York.

Ofer Tur-Sinai

Ofer Tur-Sinai is an associate professor at Ono Academic College, Israel. He is also currently an adjunct professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Transatlantic Technology Law Fellow at Stanford University. 

Tur-Sinai’s research focuses on intellectual property law, innovation theory, and technology policy. His PhD dissertation explored cumulative innovation in patent law. He has published articles in legal journals such as Fordham Law Review, Arizona State Law Journal, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and Environmental Law, and contributed to a range of edited collections.  

Tur-Sinai holds an LL.B. from Hebrew University (Summa Cum Laude), an LL.M. from Columbia University (Kent Scholar), and a Ph.D. from Hebrew University. Before becoming a full-time law professor, he clerked for the honorable Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch of the Israeli Supreme Court and worked as a transactional lawyer at prominent law firms in both New York and in Israel. 

Aimée Wolfson

Aimée Wolfson is Executive Vice President of Intellectual Property and Deputy General Counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”).  In this role, she supervises the Content Protection; Script Clearance; Copyright, Rights, & Title Administration; and Trademark legal groups.  She advises every operating group within Sony Pictures – spanning motion pictures, television, home entertainment, and digital productions – on global intellectual property matters related to production, marketing, consumer products, music, new media, and distribution.  In addition, Wolfson serves as SPE’s AI ethics Officer.  Wolfson also represents the studio at the Motion Picture Association on content protection, amicus matters and worldwide legislation and lobbying pertaining to intellectual property.  Before joining SPE, Wolfson was Vice President of Litigation at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., where she counseled internal clients and supervised a full range of litigation and pre-litigation matters.  Immediately prior, Wolfson was an adjunct professor of law at USC Law School and Whittier Law School, both in Los Angeles. 

Before moving to Los Angeles, Wolfson served in the public sphere as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.  Wolfson also served as law clerk to the Honorable H. Lee Sarokin, Federal District Judge in the District of New Jersey.  She has been President and a member of the Executive Board of the Los Angeles Copyright Society.

Wolfson earned her B.A. from Yale College and her J.D. from Yale Law School.