Catherine Zaller Rowland

Catherine Zaller Rowland, Vice President, General Counsel, CCC, advises on a wide range of corporate activities, including copyright licensing, software, and professional services.

She has deep experience with complex intellectual property issues like the applicability of copyright to computer programs and the intersection of copyright and artificial intelligence.

Previously, she held a range of positions in the private sector and federal government, including most recently as Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of the Office of Public Information and Education at the U.S. Copyright Office. While at the U.S. Copyright Office, Rowland served as one of four principal legal advisors to the head of the Office on a variety of complex matters, chaired the board that considers second appeals of registration decisions, and co-chaired the group responsible for updating the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices.

Rowland is a frequent public speaker and has been a key contributor to trade agreement implementation negotiations. She began her legal career in private practice focusing on intellectual property litigation, transactions, and counseling.