Monday, November 13, 2017
Speaker: Sarang (Sy) Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office
In recent years, with increased attention to copyright issues in Congress, the courts, and the public at large, the U.S. Copyright Office has played a critical role in ensuring that sound legal and policy principles are kept at the fore. Through its policy and advisory work for Congress, its participation in international trade and treaty negotiations, its creation of educational programs and resources, its promulgation of rulemaking and regulatory guidance, and its involvement in copyright litigation, the Copyright Office is at the center of every major copyright issue today.
Sarang (Sy) Damle, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office, will discuss the Office’s responsibilities, focusing in particular on its recent policy and litigation work. As general counsel, Mr. Damle provides legal guidance to the various divisions and programs of the Office, and he is frequently called upon by congressional offices, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal agencies for advice and assistance on copyright and other intellectual property laws.
Previously, Mr. Damle was an appellate litigator at the Department of Justice, where he served as lead counsel in over 40 appeals and participated in a number of high-profile Supreme Court matters, with a focus on intellectual property, administrative law, and separation of powers issues. Mr. Damle has been recognized by the National Law Journal for his work, both as one of the top “40 under 40” minority lawyers in the United States, and as one of “DC’s Rising Stars.”
Mr. Damle began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He received his JD from the University of Virginia, where he graduated first in his class. He also holds engineering and business degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a software developer and information technology consultant prior to attending law school.
Monday, November 13, 2017
DOMA Beverly Hills (Downstairs)
362 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Check-In: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Program: 8:00 PM
The price for the dinner will be $85.00 for members and “associates,” $110.00 for guests of members, and $95.00 at the door for members and associates who miss the noon deadline (if there is room).
This event qualifies for one hour of California MCLE credit.