Monday, February 2, 2009

RIAA hires Pariser as new in-house litigation chief

The RIAA has a new top in-house litigator. The major record labels' trade association today announced that it hired Jennifer Pariser as Senior Vice President of Litigation and Legal Affairs, replacing Ken Doroshow, who left last fall to become General Counsel of the Entertainment Software Association.

Pariser joins the RIAA from Sony BMG, where she served as Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Anti-Piracy; before that she was an associate at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler and Debevoise & Plimpton and clerked for the Hon. Charles Tenney in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Pariser has a B.S. from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and a J.D. from NYU.

I look forward to continuing the excellent work of the RIAA in protecting the rights of its member companies from all forms of piracy," said Pariser in a statement released by the RIAA. “While challenging, this work is essential to the economic viability of the music industry."

While certain aspects of the labels' litigation efforts are winding down, rest assured that there is plenty left to do. Congrats to Ms. Pariser, and good luck.

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