Washington, D.C. (March 26, 2003): Troy Dow was named Vice-President, Government Relations for the Walt Disney Company, effective April 7, it was announced today by Preston Padden, Executive Vice-President, Worldwide Government Relations. In his new capacity, Mr. Dow will focus on substantive Intellectual Property Legislative and Regulatory issues in the Company’s Washington Office. In making the announcement, Padden stated, “Troy Dow has a unique background in Intellectual Property Law and Technology that will be an enormous asset to Disney as we seek to maximize consumer access to our great content through legitimate digital pathways.”
Mr. Dow currently serves as Vice President and Counsel for Technology and New Media at The Motion Picture Association Of America where he specializes in Intellectual Property and Technology issues. Previously he served as Intellectual Property Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee where he was involved in the drafting and enactment of many of the laws addressing the intersection of technology and intellectual property, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), the Satellite Home Viewers Improvements Act, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and numerous other Intellectual Property Law provisions.
Mr. Dow received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Brigham Young University and a Law Degree from Georgetown University. Currently he serves as a Lecturing Fellow at Duke University Law School. Mr. Dow lives in Oak Hill, Virginia with his wife Rachel and their 3 children.