Janet Fries

Janet Fries Photo
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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Janet Fries is of counsel in Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's Intellectual Property Practice Group and a pro bono project coordinator for the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on copyright and trademark law, entertainment law, and Internet law. Ms. Fries has represented numerous authors, artists, collectors, estates, art organizations, musicians, producers, and Internet companies in connection with issues involving contract negotiation and preparation, Web site review, copyright and trademark protection, and enforcement and related matters. Ms. Fries is a frequent lecturer and has published a number of articles on copyright and related topics. Ms. Fries is on the Board of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts and is an active member of the IP Section of the American Bar Association. She is  a member of the IP Council, a member of the Continuing Legal Education Board, and a member of the Copyright Reform Task Force.  Ms. Fries is fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an Advisor to the American Law Institute‚Äôs Restatement of the Law, Copyright project.  In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Fries is an experienced professional editorial and fine art photographer. Her work has been published and exhibited widely and is in the permanent collections of museums including the National Portrait Gallery.


BA, Smith College; MA, San Francisco State University; JD, George Washington University