Bringing government and private-industry perspective to the firm’s intellectual property practice, Rachel E. Fertig assists media, technology, and retail companies with copyright protection and enforcement. Previously at the US Copyright Office, Rachel helped develop the government’s amicus brief in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc.; revise the Compendium of US Copyright Office Practices; and advise whether to grant or deny final administrative appeals of rejected registrations.
Rachel also previously worked at the Association of American Publishers and helped draft accessibility legislation and proposals to modernize copyright law.
George Mason University School of Law, 2012, J.D., magna cum laude
Tulane University, 2009, B.A., Political Economy, French, Asian Studies, summa cum laude
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Fellow, US Copyright Office (2015–2017)
Co-chair, DC Chapter, Copyright Society of the USA