Sarah Deutsch

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Country: USA
Email: sarah.b.deutsch [at]
ICANNLogo.png Currently a member
of the GNSO's BC

ICANNLogo.png Formerly a member
of ICANN's NomCom

Sarah Deutsch is the Vice President & Associate General Counsel at Verizon Communications. She deals with legal issues related to global Internet policy, including liability, privacy, intellectual property policy, spam, spyware and Internet jurisdiction. On September 1, 2017 ICANN's NomCom announced that Deutsch was elected to the ICANN Board of Directors.[1]

Sarah was involved in several high profile cases at Verizon, including RIAA vs Verizon[2] and Verizon's Cybersquatting Lawsuit in which Verizon was awarded more than $33 million.[3] In an interview with Groklaw, Sarah discusses the details of the RIAA vs Verizon case.[4] In an interview to she details Verizon's copyright campaign.[5] Sarah also worked on the UDRP and was one of the five negotiators for the telecommunications Industry that negotiated the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) in 1998.[6][7]

ICANN and Industry Involvement

Sarah is a member of the Executive Committee of the ICANN GNSO's Business Constituency 2010 [8] and has attended the Commercial and Business Users Constituency (BC) at ICANN Cartagena de Indias.[9] She has also attended the Whois Workshop at ICANN Montreal.

Ms. Deutsch was appointed as the Business Constituency (Large) representative to ICANN's 2012 NomCom.[10]

Sarah was a Private Sector Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization 1996 Conference on the WIPO Copyright Treaties.[11]

Sarah has attended the OECD Digital Content Conference in 2006.[12]

Previously, Sarah was the Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon).