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Eric J. Schwartz

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Eric J. Schwartz is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice at the Washington, D.C. office of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.  He specializes in copyright law, counseling clients from the motion picture, recording, book publishing, music publishing and business and entertainment software industries, as well as individual authors and creators. He assists with traditional copyright and emerging electronic information and delivery issues, commercial transactions, domestic and international legal and policy matters, litigation strategy and Copyright Office practices.  He is a former Acting General Counsel of the United States Copyright Office and a senior legal and policy advisor to the Register of Copyrights (1988-1994). 

Mr. Schwartz is an Adjunct Professor of Copyright Law at Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law, and a former trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA. He is the author of the U.S. Copyright Law Chapter in the Geller & Nimmer Treatise "International Copyright Law and Practice." He has also been featured for his pro bono work on film and music preservation issues. See Washington Post (Aug. 13, 2011, p. 1, Style)


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