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Jeffrey P. Cunard

Jeffrey P. Cunard

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Jeffrey Cunard, managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office, leads the firm’s corporate intellectual property, information technology and e-commerce practices. He has broad experience in transactions, including software and technology licenses, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and outsourcing  arrangements. He is an internationally recognized practitioner in the field of the Internet and cyberlaw and a member of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice. Mr. Cunard’s practice also encompasses copyright litigation, U.S. and international media and telecommunications law, including privatizations and regulatory advice.

Mr. Cunard is the author of, and contributes to, books and articles on communications and intellectual property law, and he speaks widely on both subjects. He is on the Board of Editors of e-commerce Law & Strategy and is the co-author of two seminal books on international communications law, From Telecommunications to Electronic Services (1986) and The Telecom Mosaic (1988), both published by Butterworths. He also co-authors the treatise, Copyright Law: A Practitioner’s Guide (2001-2014), published by Practising Law Institute, and has co-authored the “Obscenity and Indecency,” “Copyright” and “Trademark and Unfair Competition Issues” chapters in Internet and Online Law (K. Stuckey, ed.) (Law Journal Seminars-Press 1999-2010).  Annually, Mr.Cunard co-authors a summary of legal developments involving intellectual property and the Internet for the Practising Law Institute’s Communications Law program. He also is a major contributor to The Future of Software (1995), published by MIT Press. For several years, he taught a seminar at Harvard Law School, “Practical Lawyering: Internet-Related Issues,” and served as co-director of the Clinical Program at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Mr. Cunard is an active participant in community activities and the arts. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (Chair, 2003-2007; Vice Chair, 2010-present); serves as Secretary of and is on the Board of Directors of Friends of Khmer Culture; and is Counsel to the College Art Association. He is a past President of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and a past director of both Rhizome.org and the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Mr. Cunard graduated summa cum laude in English and Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1977 and received a J.D. in 1980 from the Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduation from law school, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Wm. Matthew Byrne, US District Court for the Central District of California.

Language(s)

English

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York
California

Education

Yale Law School, 1980, J.D.
University of California at Los Angeles, 1977, B.A.

Jeffrey P. Cunard is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Copyright Law: A Practitioner's Guide (2nd Edition) - Copyright Law: A Practitioner's Guide
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Communications Law in the Digital Age 2016
Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Intellectual Property 2016: Select Developments - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2016, Thursday, November 10, 2016
Intellectual Property 2017: Select Developments - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Thursday, November 09, 2017
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Where Is Copyright Policy Headed? - Looking Ahead: The Impact of the 2016 Election on Key Legal Issues, Monday, January 30, 2017
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Acquisitions of U.S. Companies by Non-U.S. Buyers - Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book (2017 Edition), Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Intellectual Property Law - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Special Topics: Fake News, Section 230 and Commercial Speech - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Electronic Media Regulation - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Special Topics: Fake News, Section 230 and Commercial Speech - Special Topics: Fake News, Section 230 and Commercial Speech, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Friday, November 17, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, New York, NY
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