Katherine Oyama

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Katherine Oyama is Sr. Policy Counsel for Google, where she focuses on copyright, creativity, and Internet law and policy. From 2009 to 2011, she worked in the Office of the Vice President as Associate Counsel and Deputy Counsel to Vice President Joseph R. Biden. Prior to her government service, Katherine was a litigation associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr’s Washington office, where she worked on intellectual property cases, government and regulatory litigation, and pro bono matters. She previously worked in the Media and Entertainment division of a New York-based strategy consulting firm and for Marc Andreessen’s Silicon Valley based startup, LoudCloud. Katherine is a graduate of Smith College, where she graduated with high honors in Government, and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she served as senior articles editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. She is certified to teach yoga and ballet barre classes, and has testified before Congress on issues relating to copyright, trademark, and Internet policy.

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