General counsel and associate register of copyrights
US Copyright Office
Regan Smith was appointed general counsel and associate register of copyrights for the US Copyright Office in 2018. As general counsel, Smith provides legal guidance to the various divisions and programmes of the office. Smith has spearheaded the office’s efforts on the Music Modernization Act, the first major update to the Copyright Act in two decades, including advising congressional offices during the legislative process, and the subsequent regulatory process. Her group also advises on litigation matters, helping shape the US position in the ten most recent copyright briefs submitted to the US Supreme Court and in multiple circuits.