Janet Fries

Vice President

Janet Fries
Janet Fries is of counsel in Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's Intellectual Property Practice Group and pro bono project coordinator for the Washington, DC office. Her practice focuses on copyright and trademark law, entertainment law and Internet law. Janet has represented numerous authors, artists, collectors, estates, art organizations, musicians, producers and Internet companies in connection with issues involving contract negotiation and preparation, web site review, copyright and trademark protection, and enforcement and related matters. Janet is a frequent lecturer and an adjunct faculty member at American University, Washington College of Law where she teaches a seminar on “Law & the Visual Arts”. She has published a number of articles on copyright and related topics. Janet is an active member of the American Bar Association IP Section, currently serving as Chair of the Copyright Division and on the Copyright Reform Task Force. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and vice-chair of the Arts and Cultural Law Committee for the Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section of the DC Bar. In addition to her legal practice, Janet is an experienced professional editorial and fine art photographer. Her work has been published and exhibited widely and has been acquired for the permanent collections of museums including the National Portrait Gallery, the Oakland Museum and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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