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Steven J. Metalitz

Partner - Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Steven Metalitz is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP. For more than 15 years, he has advised trade associations and companies in the film, music, software, videogame and publishing industries on domestic and international copyright and anti-piracy matters. Besides intellectual property, his practice also focuses on privacy and e-commerce issues. Steven has represented coalitions of copyright industry organizations with regard to several of the major legislative initiatives of the past two decades, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, and his expertise has contributed significantly to the drafting of other major legislation, including the PRO-IP Act of 2008. As long-time counsel to the International Intellectual Property Alliance, he also represents the premier coalition of U.S. copyright industry organizations seeking strengthened copyright law and enforcement worldwide. He currently serves as president of the Intellectual Property Constituency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Previously, he was General Counsel to the Information Industry Association, and held senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate, including Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks.


Biography last updated November 2011