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Mr. Manus M. Cooney

Potomac Counsel, LLC
Sustaining Member
C/O American Continental Group
900 19th Street, NW - 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-5432800
Fax: 202-544-6770

Law School: University of Baltimore (1989)

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Manus Cooney is the Vice President for Corporate and Policy Development. He is responsible for setting the company's strategic course on legislative policy issues that effect the company, its users, and artists; he represents Napster before Congress and the Administration, and advises the company on licensing, strategic alliances, and partnerships both domestically and abroad. Prior to joining Napster, Manus served as Chief Counsel & Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, where he was the principal legal and policy advisor to the Committee’s Chairman, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. In addition to overseeing the Committee’s day-to-day operations, Manus was primarily responsible for the development and stewardship of the Committee’s legislative, executive, and oversight agendas. The issues overseen by Manus included: the judicial nominations process; intellectual property law (e.g. the "American Inventors Protection Act" and the "Digital Millennium Copyright Act"); Internet policy issues (e.g. Committee antitrust hearings on Competition and Innovation in the Digital Age); antitrust law; civil justice reform; crime/drug control policy; and oversight of the Executive Branch and Judicial Branch. He holds degrees from Villanova University and the University of Baltimore Law School.

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