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Matthew Barblan is a founding member of CPIP’s leadership team, joining CPIP in early 2013. As Executive Director, Matthew is responsible for the executive-level management of the Center. He oversees the development and operations of the Center’s research and policy programs, including fellowship programs in patent and copyright law, a substantial research grant program in intellectual property law and policy, and ongoing publications, events, and academic and policy engagement. Matthew is also responsible for CPIP’s development and fundraising efforts. He teaches copyright at Mason Law and conducts research in patent and copyright law and policy. He also manages CPIP’s staff and oversees the Center’s communications and strategic growth.
Matthew began his career as a Litigation Associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP, and he joined CPIP from Columbia University. Matthew holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Rutgers University, where he graduated with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa.