Copyright Royalty Board News, Issue 289

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July 19, 2022
Issue 289

Librarian of Congress Names David P. Shaw Chief Copyright Royalty Judge

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced her selection of David P. Shaw as the new Chief Copyright Royalty Judge and head of the Copyright Royalty Board. Shaw is replacing Suzanne Barnett, who returned from retirement on November 8, 2021, to serve as Interim Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.

Shaw most recently served as an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission. He served in that role for more than ten years and presided over more than 100 investigations, including evidentiary hearings involving fact testimony and expert witnesses.

In previous positions, Shaw conducted hearings and rendered decisions as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration, and he spent twenty-three years as an attorney-advisor at the International Trade Commission. Early in his career, he worked in the General Counsel’s Office at NPR, where he gathered and analyzed legal and economic information used in music licensing negotiations.

Shaw holds a JD from American University’s Washington College of Law and a BA in sociology from George Mason University.

More information about the appointment can be found here.