Archived Biography: Jeffrey Cunard, managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office, practices in the areas of information technology, intellectual property and communications law, including copyright litigation, joint ventures, privatizations, regulatory advice and e-commerce transactions, and US and international media and telecommunications law and he is an internationally recognized practitioner in the field of the Internet and cyberlaw.
Mr. Cunard is the author, and a contributor, to books and articles on communications and intellectual property law, and speaks widely on both subjects. He is the co-author of Copyright Law: A Practitioner’s Guide (2001-2007), published by Practising Law Institute. He also is the co-author of the “Obscenity and Indecency,” “Copyright” and “Trademark and Unfair Competition Issues” chapters in Internet and Online Law (K. Stuckey, ed.) (Law Journal Seminars-Press 1999-2007) and annually co-authors a comprehensive summary of legal developments involving the Internet for the Practising Law Institute’s Communications Law program. He is a major contributor to The Future of Software (1995), published by MIT Press, is a co-author of two books on international communications law, From Telecommunications to Electronic Services (1986) and The Telecom Mosaic (1988), both published by Butterworths, and is on the Board of Editors of e‑commerce Law & Strategy. He teaches a seminar at Harvard Law School, “Practical Lawyering: Internet-Related Issues,” and is co-director of the Clinical Program at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the law school.
Mr. Cunard is an active participant in community activities and the arts. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; serves as Secretary of and is on the Board of Directors of Friends of Khmer Culture; and is Counsel to the College Art Association. He is a past President of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and a past director of both Rhizome.org and the Choral Arts Society of Washington.
Mr. Cunard graduated summa cum laude in English and Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1977 and received a J.D. in 1980 from the Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduation from law school, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Wm. Matthew Byrne, US District Court for the Central District of California.