Sarah B. Deutsch

 Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Verizon Communications

Sarah Deutsch is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Verizon Communications. Her practice covers legal issues in the area of global Internet policy, including liability, privacy, intellectual property policy, spam, spyware and Internet jurisdiction. She has represented Verizon on a host of domestic and international Internet issues ranging from digital rights management, the RIAA v. Verizon litigation, the Broadcast Flag, the Hague Convention, cybercrime issues, international copyright treaties and laws, ICANN Internet governance and domain name issues.

Selected by U.S. Commissioner for Patents and Trademarks to Serve as Private Sector Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization 1996 Conference on the WIPO Copyright Treaties.

One of five negotiators for the U.S. telecommunications industry who negotiated service provider provisions that resulted in the passage of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

Featured in The Hill publication as one of the top ten copyright lobbyists for 2004. Profiled in IP Worldwide Magazine as one of five of the most influential attorneys and lobbyists in the intellectual property field.

Formerly Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) responsible for large intellectual property practice, including registration and enforcement of patents, trademarks and copyrights worldwide and related policy.