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Matthew Stratton Named Deputy General Counsel, Association of American Publishers

Matthew Stratton Named Deputy General Counsel, Association of American Publishers

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today that Matthew Stratton has joined the organization’s senior executive team as Deputy General Counsel.  Mr. Stratton is based in Washington, DC, and reports to General Counsel Terrence Hart.

“Matt brings to the table more than a decade of experience on the front lines of the industry, including extensive work on global transactions, copyright policy, litigation, and regulatory matters,” said Maria A. Pallante.  “He will be a thoughtful advisor to our members at a time when the world needs scholarship, creativity, and innovation more than ever.”

“I am delighted to be joining the talented and passionate team at AAP,” commented Mr. Stratton, “What a privilege to advocate for policies and initiatives that facilitate the creation, distribution, and protection of vital literary, scholarly, and professional works.” 

Most recently, Mr. Stratton was Associate General Counsel at Elsevier Inc., where he supported business enterprises throughout the world, including in New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris, and parts of Asia.  His portfolio included commercial litigation, copyright policy, anti-piracy strategies, internal compliance projects, programs, and investigations.  He joined the company in 2011, and prior to that worked as a litigation associate in private practice.  

He is a graduate of Fordham Law School and Columbia University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.