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A Conversation With...
Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Global Content Protection, Motion Picture Association of America
Monday, April 20th
Southwestern Law School Campus
Dean Marks is Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief, Global Content Protection at the MPAA. Dean joined the MPAA in January 2015 following a twenty-five year career with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Time Warner, where he was most recently Senior Vice President Intellectual Property for Warner Bros. In that role he was responsible for establishing and guiding business practices of the studio with respect to copyright related issues, digital rights management and content protection, and emerging distribution technologies. He also worked extensively on domestic and international copyright policy and legislation. Previously, Dean was Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property in the Time Warner Corporate Legal Department. In that capacity, he served as a private sector advisor to the U.S. Government delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization 1996 Diplomatic Conference, which resulted in the adoption of the WIPO Copyright Treaties. Dean also actively participated in negotiations that resulted in the passage of the Digital Millennium copyright Act in 1998. From 1992 to 1995, Dean served as Vice President in Time Warner's European public affairs office in Brussels, where he lobbied on media and copyright related issues. He began at Warner Bros. in the Consumer Products and later Home Entertainment divisions, where he worked in business and legal affairs. Dean received his B.A. in 1980 from Stanford University and his J.D. in 1985 from Yale Law School.
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