The Recording Industry Association of America has hired intellectual property and technology lawyer George Borkowski as its new senior vice president, litigation and legal affairs.
Borkowski has more than two decades’ experience in intellectual property, entertainment and technology litigation and counseling. Borkowski previously worked at the RIAA as interim director of civil litigation from 2000–2001, when he managed the in-house legal department and worked on copyright and technology issues.
He has also served as partner at law firms Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP in Los Angeles, Venable LLP and Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, where he also founded and chaired the IP and Technology Practice Group.
A member of the Los Angeles Copyright Society, Borkowski served as chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Executive Committee of IP/Internet and New Media Section and as a member of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section Executive Committee.
In his new position, Borkowksi is responsible for overseeing the organization’s litigation matters and providing counsel on a variety of legal issues. He is based at the organization’s Washington headquarters.
He replaces Jennifer Pariser, who was the lead counsel on RIAA’s successful litigation effort against illegal site LimeWire.