Sarah Deutsch
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Verizon Communications

Sarah Deutsch is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Verizon Communications. Her practice covers all global Internet policy issues, including liability, privacy, intellectual property policy and Internet jurisdiction. She currently represents Verizon on a host of domestic and international Internet issues ranging from digital rights management, the Hague Convention, Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention, Europe's E-Commerce and Copyright Directives, ICANN, domain name issues, and all U.S. Internet-related legislation.

Sarah served as Private Sector Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization 1996 Conference on the WIPO Copyright Treaties. She was one five negotiators for the U.S. telecommunications industry in the negotiations that resulted in the passage of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. She has also served as a private sector expert to the Hague Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and was an industry representative to the G8 meetings on cybercrime.

Sarah was formerly Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) managing a large intellectual property practice, including registration and enforcement of patents, trademarks and copyrights worldwide.

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