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New media & social media campaigns
in traditional industries
Public relations in the 21st century  
Communications strategy for entrepreneurs  
Old Laws/New media tension  
P2P file-sharing lawsuits  
Copy-writing and editing  
Graduate school admissions  

(Harvard JD/MBA, May 2010)

Debbie Rosenbaum is an associate in DLA Piper's Intellectual Property and Technology practice, based in Washington, DC.

She practices in trademark, copyright and media law, with a specific focus on social media, online advertising and other Internet-based matters. She focuses on the selection, adoption and use of trademarks, domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, and trademark portfolio management. She also assists in litigation matters in the federal courts as well as inter partes matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Debbie completed a dual law and business degree (JD/MBA) at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, focusing on the intersection of law, business, and policy in the technology sector.  

After graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis, Debbie was a communications consultant and a director of public relations for an impact litigation nonprofit in Washington, DC.   Debbie has worked for Google over the last three years doing strategic marketing and legal policy work.  During her time there, she has been at the forefront of telecom issues, including net neutrality, white spaces, privacy, e-commerce, and the FCC’s national broadband plan.  While completing her graduate work, Debbie works part-time designing new media strategies for entrepreneurs, political campaigns, and non-profits.

Because of her high profile involvement working to defend Joel Tenenbaum who has been sued by the music industry for file-sharing on a P2P network, Debbie has guest lectured at Boston College, Northeastern University and Harvard University.  She has also been featured and noted for her cutting-edge communications work – fusing social media with traditional industries – in dozens of technology publications, television interviews, and documentaries.  Debbie is a writer, editor, and published opinion editorialist for the online version of the Journal of Law and Technology, the nation’s premier technology law journal. 

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brand management
bullet Berkman Center for Internet and Society @ 10 (Brand and PR consulting)
bullet The Cereal Bowl (Brand and business strategy consultant)
bullet Jonathan Janik for City Council (Media Strategy)
bullet Wild Pomegranate (Brand Consultant)
public relations & new media
bullet On The Outside: Reflections on Business Education and Diversity (HBS Alumni Bulletin)
The “Claw” Bike-Hanging Solution (Business Development; product conception to market; Public Relations)
Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (Business Strategy Consultant)
bullet The Cereal Bowl (Brand and business strategy consultant)
business development
bullet The Appleseed Foundation (Communications Director)
bullet Jay Footlik for Congress (Director New Media Strategy)
bullet JESS3 Interactive Agency (Social Media and business strategy consultant)
bullet Joel Fights Back (Director of Communications)
bullet KartMe New Media Organizer (Public Relations Consultant)
bullet Tobin Project Whiteboard (Social Media Consultant)
bullet Veritas Prep (JD/MBA application consultant and blogger)
bullet Berkman Center Report to FCC on Next Generation Connectivity (Researcher)
bullet Google White Spaces Ex Parte Filings (Design Director)
bullet Google 1-Gigabit-per-second Internet Broadband Plan (Broadband Researcher)
bullet Joel Fights Back (Student Attorney)
bullet Harvard Law School’s Journal of Law and Technology (Writer and Opinion Editorialist)