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Mr. Steven M. Emmert

Reed Elsevier Inc.
Contributing Member
1150 18th Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036-3843

Phone: 202-857-8254
Fax: 202-857-8294
Web Site:

Law School: The Ohio State University (1982)
Foreign Languages: n/a

Practice Areas:

REED ELSEVIER INC. (REI) 1990 to present
(LexisNexis, Reed Business, Elsevier, Reed Exhibitions)

Senior Director, Government & Industry Affairs
1997 to present

Manage lobbying and Congressional outreach efforts on information privacy, data security and Internet policy and technology issues. Work with trade associations and industry coalitions to promote corporate interests and policy initiatives. Develop issue statements and talking points for use in support of outreach efforts. Maintain relationships with members of Congress and their staffs, the Administration, the Judiciary, industry groups, and industry peers.

Corporate Counsel, LexisNexis
1990 to 1997

Responsible for compliance with federal and state privacy laws, including the FCRA, DPPA, Privacy Act, and open records laws, and for negotiating and drafting data access, licensing, and acquisition agreements for public records, copyrighted materials, and internationally sourced materials.


Senior Attorney
1985 to 1990

Corporate Secretary, OCLC Electronic Publishing

Responsible for negotiating and drafting a wide range of corporate transaction agreements including software and data licensing agreements, hardware and technology acquisition agreements, hardware leases, and software escrow agreements. Provide legal advice on export licensing, human resource and employee benefit issues, and immigration matters.


Administrative Law Judge 1984 and 1985

Legal Intern
1981 and 1982

Preside over administrative hearings on long-term supply and demand forecast reports to determine the need for new or enhanced electric and natural gas facilities within the state of Ohio. Prepare written decisions based upon the hearing record.


Staff Attorney

Represent the Bureau of Workers' Compensation in administrative hearings before the Ohio Industrial Commission, including both trial and appellate levels. Prepare written briefs as required, legal opinions, and appeal recommendations.


The Ohio State University 1982, Juris Doctor

The Ohio State University
1979, Bachelor of Arts, with distinction in Anthropology


The Supreme Court of Ohio

The United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

The United States District Court, District of Columbia

The United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

The United States Supreme Court


American Bar Association

Business Law Section
Consumer Financial Services Committee

Section of Intellectual Property Law
Subcommittee on Copyright and the Internet
Subcommittee on Databases (Chair/Co-chair 2001-2004)
Subcommittee on Privacy and Databases (Co-Chair, 2004 - 2006)
Committee on Computer and Internet Legislation (Chair, 2007-present)

Section of Science and Technology Law
E-Privacy Law Committee

Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)

Computer Law Committee

Corporate Counsel Section

Intellectual Property Law Section

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
Privacy Committee (Chair, 2002-present)

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