Steven R Englund focuses on the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property and technology, and particularly on copyright law and new media and technology transactions. Described as a “copyright guru” by The Legal 500, he has helped shape many aspects of current copyright law, particularly for the digital environment. For more than 25 years, he has represented major entertainment companies or their trade associations in precedent-setting copyright cases and in legislative negotiations, rulemakings and other proceedings before the US Copyright Office and the Copyright Royalty Judges. Combining his knowledge of substantive intellectual property law with his extensive experience as a transactional lawyer, he provides practical business advice to clients that create or use intellectual property or technology. He also regularly advises clients concerning patent and data rights issues under government contracts and grants. Mr Englund is consistently recognised by Chambers USA among the leading attorneys in Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets (District of Columbia). In addition to being recognised by Chambers and The Legal 500, Mr Englund is named among the “best lawyers in America” for copyright law and as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property.