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Ben Sheffner

Ben Sheffner

Motion Picture Association of America
Vice President, Legal Affairs
Washington, DC, USA


Ben Sheffner is Vice President, Legal Affairs at the Motion Picture Association of America, where he supervises litigation and advises the MPAA and its member studios on copyright and other intellectual property matters. Ben has previously held in-house legal positions at NBCUniversal and Twentieth Century Fox, and worked as an associate in the Century City office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP.  In 2008, Ben served as Special Counsel on Senator John McCain's presidential campaign where, among other responsibilities, he handled the campaign's copyright, trademark, and other IP issues. Ben received his J.D. in 2000 from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and his A.B. in 1993 from Harvard College.

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