Janet Fries

Of Counsel Washington, D.C.
janet.fries dbr.com
Phone: (202) 354-1333
Fax: (202) 842-8465

About

Janet Fries has represented numerous authors, artists, collectors, estates, art organizations, musicians, producers and Internet companies in connection with issues involving contract negotiation and preparation, Web site review, copyright and trademark protection and enforcement and related matters. She counsels on copyright and trademark law, entertainment law and Internet law. Janet is a pro bono project coordinator for the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Janet is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School, where she teaches a seminar entitled “Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law.” She is also an adjunct faculty member at the George Mason Graduate School of Arts Management, where she co-teaches “Legal Issues in Arts Management,” a graduate seminar.

In addition to her legal practice, Janet is an experienced professional editorial and fine art photographer. Her work has been published and exhibited widely and has been acquired for the permanent collections of museums including the National Portrait Gallery and the Oakland Museum of California.

Recognitions

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1994, with honors
  • San Francisco State University, M.A., 1976
  • Smith College, B.A., 1971

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Organizations

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
    • Council Member
    • Continuing Legal Education Board
    • Copyright Reform Task Force
  • American Law Institute (ALI), Adviser, Restatement of the Law, Copyright Project
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Arts and Cultural Law Committee for the Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section, Vice Chair
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, V.P. Board of Directors
  • ArtTable