Area of Expertise:
Communications law, mass media policy, trademark and copyright issues
Victoria F. Phillips teaches communications and intellectual property law and is the associate director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. She also helped found and is a faculty director of the law school’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). Before joining the WCL faculty in 2001 to help launch these programs, she was chief of the legal branch of the Mass Media Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission and counsel in the office of general counsel. There she worked on a wide range of media policy proceedings, including those related to broadcast ownership, broadcast public interest obligations, digital television conversion, children’s television, public television, and political programming. Before joining the FCC, she served as the assistant general counsel of the National Endowment for the Humanities, practiced communications and intellectual property law at Wiley, Rein, and Fielding in Washington, D.C., and clerked for Edward S. Northrop, U.S. District judge in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
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