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Paul Brigner

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Policy Officer, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

Paul Brigner is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). As the principal technologist and technology policy strategist for the MPAA, Brigner helps drive the Association's strategy on key technology issues impacting the protection of intellectual property. He is also engaged in the continued development of industry-wide content standards that will enable consumers to easily access content in the digital age. Brigner most recently served as Executive Director, Internet and Technology Policy for Verizon where he held several senior management positions for almost ten years. Prior to his service at Verizon, Brigner held senior positions as chief software architect and senior consultant for technology companies Digital Focus and Cambridge Technology Partners. He also developed online systems for several notable companies in the energy sector. Brigner holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an MBA from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He is a graduate summa cum laude of Stephen F. Austin State University where he received the Outstanding Computer Science Graduate Award and The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. Brigner also served in the United States Army where he attended the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School and was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy.


Biography last updated December 2011