Washington, D.C. associate Jennifer Criss has accepted the role of Vice Chair of the Copyright Division of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law for 2019−2020.

The ABA IP Section has approximately 17,000 members and is the world’s largest association of IP lawyers. The Copyright and Related Rights Division comprises nine committees that specialize in Computer Programs and New Technology; Copyright Legislation; Copyright Litigation; Copyright Office Affairs; Copyright and Social Media; International Copyright Treaties and Laws; Literary Works; Music, Sound Recording, and Performing Artists; Visual Arts, Dramatic Works, and Motion Pictures.

Jennifer has been a program chair of the ABA’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board of the IP Section since 2016 and will be co-chair of all CLE planning for the IP Section’s 2020 Spring Conference. She recently completed a two-year term as chair of the IP Section’s Committee on Copyright and Social Media.

Jennifer is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society. Membership is by nomination and limited to one percent of lawyers admitted to practice in the United States and a limited number of lawyers in international jurisdictions.