Sarah Deutsch is counsel in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, she managed Verizon’s global intellectual property practice and team of legal and technical personnel responsible for copyrights, trademarks, domain name enforcement, patent licensing, sales and portfolio management and other unfair competition issues. For more than 23 years while at Verizon, her responsibilities included federal, state and international matters involving counseling, new product and services, clearance, IP prosecution, and enforcement. Sarah has extensive experience in intellectual property policy, online liability, privacy, cyber-security and related advocacy before the US Congress, federal agencies, state legislatures and global bodies including the World Intellectual Property Organization, ICANN, OECD, and other legislative and regulatory bodies.
While at Verizon, Sarah’s management responsibilities included overseeing Verizon’s Privacy practice and Privacy Office, which serves a central role for the company on a host of privacy-related compliance, litigation, policy and advocacy issues. Prior to joining Verizon, Sarah was vice president, chief intellectual property counsel for Bell Atlantic Corporation where she was responsible for all patent, trademark, copyright and false advertising matters.