Steven Marks



Steven Marks

Chief, Digital Business & General Counsel
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Steven Marks

Steven Marks is Chief, Digital Business and General Counsel for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  Mr. Marks is part of the senior management team that develops strategy for industry-wide projects at the intersection of business, policy, legal and public relations aspects of the music industry. 

Mr. Marks oversees the legal, litigation, business affairs, and technology departments at the RIAA.  In this role, Mr. Marks represents the industry in many legislative and regulatory proceedings; leads negotiations for certain industry-wide licenses; coordinated industry legal strategy in the Supreme Court case MGM v. Grokster; and regularly represents the industry in public dialogues and policy debates, including providing testimony before government bodies.

Mr. Marks was chosen by Inside Counsel magazine as one of the Top 50 General Counsels in the United States.  

Mr. Marks is a frequent speaker on licensing, technical and legal matters at industry conferences and events.  He has also guest lectured on copyright law relating to music, including at Duke Law School and Georgetown Law School. 

Mr. Marks graduated from Duke Law School where he was Articles Editor of the Duke Law Journal.  Upon graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.  Mr. Marks received his B.A. from Duke University.

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