Karen Thorland Joins MPAA

She will replace Lisa Stone as vp and senior content protection counsel.

As the MPAA has joined with the U.S. government and others to ramp up the war against pirates, it has named Karen Thorland vp and senior content protection counsel.

Thorland, who will be based in Los Angeles, joins the MPAA from the law firm Loeb & Loeb, where she was a partner. She will replace Lisa Stone, who is leaving to raise her young children, and report to senior vp Daniel Mandil, MPAA general counsel and chief content protection officer.

“The MPAA vigorously pursues the intellectual property rights of our members in jurisdictions around the world, and Karen is uniquely qualified to lead our team of U.S. content protection lawyers as our industry continues to evolve in an ever-changing landscape,” Mandil said Monday.

Thorland will manage content protection civil litigation and oversee and coordinate worldwide content protection.

She had been at Loeb & Loeb since 2001 and before that was with Jones Day. Her practice has included film studios, producers, music companies, interactive companies, Internet marketers and advertisers in areas including intellectual property, copyright and First Amendment issues.

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