Laura Covington has over two decades' experience as a leader and expert on cutting-edge legal, public policy and regulatory issues facing technology and media companies. She was the first intellectual property lawyer at Yahoo. In addition to building the company’s IP team, she also served in public policy and government relations, and most recently was General Counsel for Yahoo EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa). Her expertise spans all of IP, with particular emphasis on trademark, copyright, and patent litigation and reform, as well as online content regulation, advertising, intermediary liability, ICANN, internet governance, and international trade. Laura has also managed complex privacy, data protection and cybersecurity issues, especially in Europe.