Mary E. Rasenberger hired as Executive Director of The Authors Guild

Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (CDAS) is proud to announce that The Authors Guild has hired Mary Rasenberger to succeed Paul Aiken as executive director, on November 3. Currently a partner at CDAS, Ms. Rasenberger recently was director of the Library of Congress’s National Digital Preservation Program from 2006 to 2008 and prior to that spend 4 years at the Copyright Office as policy planning advisor and then senior advisor for public policy.

Guild president Roxana Robinson says in the announcement: “Mary brings with her exactly what the Guild needs today. She’s a proven leader, a brilliant copyright lawyer and–especially important to us–a devotee of the written word.” Nancy E. Wolff, a partner at the firm, said  “I’m pleased that Mary will be taking a leadership role at the Author’s Guild; she is perfect for the position, as a strong advocate of author’s rights.”