Chris Reed is a lawyer and photographer based in Los Angeles. On the legal front, Chris specializes in copyright, media, entertainment, and antitrust law; photographically, he focuses largely on landscape and travel photography.
Prior to joining the entertainment industry, Chris served as senior advisor for policy and special projects at the U.S. Copyright Office. In that capacity he advised the Register of Copyrights on a variety of issues relating to copyright law and policy, technology, and the Office’s registration and recordation systems. He was involved in several of the Register’s major speeches and publications, including The Next Great Copyright Act, and The Next Generation Copyright Office: What it Means and Why it Matters, as well as Congressional testimony on a variety of topics including copyright law revision, online piracy, and routine agency oversight.
Prior to joining the Copyright Office, Chris served as an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked principally on matters relating to the entertainment and media industries. Chris participated in the United States’ investigation of the proposed Google Book Search Settlement Agreement and helped prepare the government’s two court filings in the case. Chris also served in a leadership role on the Justice Department’s investigation of the joint venture between Comcast Corporation and NBC-Universal, Inc. In addition, he was the primary attorney responsible for monitoring compliance with the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees.
Chris received his B.S. (economics) from Lehigh University and he holds a J.D. and LL.M. (intellectual property) from the University of New Hampshire School of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of IDEA®: The Intellectual Property Law Review, and where he currently serves as an adjunct professor teaching an advanced copyright course as part of the school’s intellectual property master class curriculum. After graduation, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.