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Terrence Hart Named General Counsel, Association of American Publishers

Terrence Hart Named General Counsel, Association of American Publishers

Washington, DC, March 8, 2021 — Association of American Publishers (AAP) President and CEO Maria A. Pallante today announced that Terrence Hart has been named General Counsel for AAP, effective immediately.

“I am delighted to welcome Terry to AAP,” commented Ms. Pallante. “A talented lawyer and precise thinker, he will be a key advocate in promoting and protecting the Constitutional framework on which publishing houses of all sizes and sectors equally depend.”

“I am excited to join the incredible team at AAP and looking forward to helping publishers to fulfill their vital missions,” commented Terrence Hart.

Terrence Hart joins AAP from the U.S. Copyright Office, where he served as Assistant General Counsel.  He previously served as Vice President of Legal Policy at the Copyright Alliance for six years.  A 2010 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, he has been an adjunct professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School and is the founder and author of the well-regarded Copyhype, which the American Bar Association recognized as one of the top 100 legal blogs in the United States. 

About AAP

AAP represents the leading book, journal, and education publishers on matters of law and policy, advocating for outcomes that incentivize the publication of creative expression, professional content, and learning solutions. As essential participants in local markets and the global economy, our members invest in and inspire the exchange of ideas, transforming the world we live in one word at a time.