Adam Eisgrau, Consultant

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Career Summary

  • P2P United, Executive Director
  • Wexler Walker, Senior Director and Deputy General Counsel
  • American Library Association, Legislative Counsel
  • U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chief Judiciary Committee Counsel
  • U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Fellow

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Juris Doctorate
  • Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts

Adam Eisgrau joined The Livingston Group as a leading Washington expert in intellectual property issues, with more than two decades of wide-ranging experience in the private, public, and government sectors.

Mr. Eisgrau began his public policy career in 1992 as a fellow with Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. In 1993, he became Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) chief Judiciary Committee Counsel, advising the Senator on issues such as: intellectual property protec¬tion, privacy, data security, product liability and bankruptcy reform, as well as immigration.

Upon leaving the Capitol Hill in 1995, Mr. Eisgrau served for four years as the 65,000-member Ameri¬can Library Association's first Legislative Counsel. As that group’s principal domestic and inter¬national lobbyist on intellectual property (IP) issues, he helped shape the seminal debate as Con¬gress and the World Intellectual Property Organiza¬tion wrestled with the reform of IP law for the internet age.

He began his private sector lobbying career in 2000 as Senior Director and Deputy General Counsel of Wexler Walker, applying his skills on a wide range of e-commerce and other clients.

Mr. Eisgrau represented 321 Studios and P2P United: a trade association of five leading "peer-to-peer" file-sharing software developers. He served as Executive Director and acted as P2P United's principal strategist, lobbyist and spokesperson. He appeared before Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and the National Association of Attorneys General, and before the media, including major national broadcast and cable news networks. Since late 2007, he has served as a principal lobbyist for The Electronic Frontier Foundation working the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. He has also represented clients such as Orbitz and Visa USA on wide range of issues before Congress’ Judiciary and Commerce committees.

Mr. Eisgrau has served as an Adjunct Professor with Georgetown’s Masters Program on Communication, Culture & Technology. He received his juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 1984 and graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1980 with a degree in American Studies.

Significant Associations, Activities and Accomplishments

  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University's Masters Program on Communications, Cultures and Technology

 

Practice Areas

  • Cybersecurity
  • Science, Technology and Telecommunications

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