Speaker Profile

Sarah Deutsch
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Verizon Communications

Sarah Deutsch is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Verizon Communications. Her practice covers a wide range of legal issues in the areas of global intellectual property issues, internet policy, liability and internet jurisdiction. She manages Verizon’s intellectual property group and is responsible for copyright, trademarks and patent licensing matters. Sarah has represented Verizon on a host of domestic and international internet issues ranging from internet governance, domain name issues and ICANN, to digital copyright issues, cybercrime and international copyright issues.

Sarah was 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.  She was also actively involved with Congress in the passage of the Anti-Cybersquatting Act and the process that led to the creation of the UDRP.