Peter Jaszi | Founder & Professor of Law
Peter Jaszi, along with WCL Professor Christine Haight Farley, co-founded the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. Professor Jaszi has taught many courses as WCL for over 25 years. As a classroom instructor, he specializes in domestic and international copyright law. An experienced copyright litigator and frequent speaker to professional audiences in the United States and abroad, he is widely recognized as an advocate for the public interest in intellectual property law. With various collaborators, he has written a standard copyright textbook and several articles on copyright history and theory. In 1994, he was a member of the Librarian of Congress’s Advisory Commission on Copyright Registration and Deposit. Since 1995 he has been active in the Digital Future Coalition, which he helped to organize. He is a former trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA and serves on the editorial board of its journal.
Victoria Phillips | Director & Professor of Practice of Law
Victoria Phillips teaches communications and intellectual property law and serves as the Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. Professor Phillips helped found the clinic and the law school’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property in 2001 to introduce students to the public interest dimensions of intellectual property, communications and information law and policy. She serves as faculty advisor to the Communications and Media Law Society. In 2008, she was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and served as Acting Director of the Institute of Public Representation’s First Amendment and Media Law Clinic. In May, 2015 she was appointed by the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to serve a two year term on the agency’s Consumer Advisory Committee and she co-chairs the Media Working Group. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts and is Co-Chair of the Transactional Clinics Committee of the American Association of Law School’s Clinical Section. Her scholarship and advocacy explores the dynamic changes taking place in these fields and the challenging public interest issues raised by these developments.
Hillary Brill | Practitioner-in-Residence
Hillary Brill has joined the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic as the Practitioner in Residence. Brill is a nationally-recognized leader who has worked at the intersection of technology, policy, and the law for more than two decades. She has extensive knowledge of how a practitioner uses legal skills to successfully pursue policy, legislative, and legal goals, and will apply that knowledge in her new role. Along with Clinic Director Professor Victoria Phillips, Brill will help shape the Clinic’s future to better prepare 21st century lawyers to be successful in the 21st century economy. Specifically, she hopes to expand the clinic’s diverse caseload to include even more technology and policy projects for clinic students eager to engage in experiential learning. Brill runs a successful consulting practice, HTB Strategies, and has participated in numerous media interviews, conferences, and industry events. Previously she was head of government relations and intellectual property policy at eBay and PayPal, legislative counsel for Congressman Rick Boucher responsible for Internet, telecommunications, technology, and intellectual property issues before the Energy and Commerce and Judiciary Committees, and an associate at Covington & Burling. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Government from Harvard University.
David Grossman | Patent Adjunct Supervisor
IP Clinic alum David Grossman has joined the clinic as an adjunct supervising attorney for patent matters. Grossman is a Patent Attorney, engineer and entrepreneur who works at the intersection of engineering, business and the law protecting and monetizing intellectual property. He currently operates a boutique intellectual property law firm that works with technology start-up companies and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law. He is experienced helping young businesses protect and leverage their intellectual property to found, capitalize, operate, and sell their companies. Grossman received a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law in 2004 and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1981.