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NAB Names Deputy General Counsel for IP Law and Policy

Garrett Levin joins broadcasters group from Sen. Leahy’s office

The National Association of Broadcasters says Garrett Levin will join the broadcasters advocacy organization as deputy general counsel for intellectual property law and policy at the end of this month.

He will report to NAB General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs Rick Kaplan.

Levin has served as senior counsel to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) since July 2015, and was hired by the senator’s office as counsel in 2014. There, he provided IP, telecommunications, antitrust and consumer protection policy advice. He previously was an international and domestic copyright policy attorney at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where he worked on digital copyright issues. Before joining the USPTO, he was a litigator at Jenner & Block, where he specialized in digital copyright issues. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Ronald Lee Gilman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Judge Orinda Evans of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

“Garrett has a wealth of experience and expertise dealing with intellectual property issues on Capitol Hill, at the federal government agency level, and in the private sector,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “He will provide a seasoned voice on behalf of NAB and our members in areas that include music licensing, TV program exclusivity and other complex copyright matters.”

Levin is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law. He also holds a B.A. in film from New York University and an M.A. in cultural anthropology from Duke.