Marla Grossman joined American Continental Group in 2010 and brings a reputation for being one of the nation’s preeminent IP and technology lobbyists. Through her wide network of contacts in the Washington community and across the country, she has worked with a diverse portfolio of clients, including associations and Fortune 500® technology, health care, financial and traditional manufacturing companies. She brings ACG’s clients expertise in strategic public policy planning and representation before federal agencies and Congress.
Ms. Grossman has been featured in the Washington Business Journal: “Women Who Mean Business: Honoring the Region’s Most Influential Business Women” (November 2004), the Washingtonian Magazine: “Women to Watch: Women Under 40 Who are Beginning to Make Their Mark on Washington” (September 2001), and the New York Times (March 20, 2000).
Before joining ACG, Ms. Grossman was a partner at PCT Government relations, a consulting firm focused on IP and technology government relations matters. Prior to that, Ms. Grossman was a partner at the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand (now part of DLA Piper US LLP), where she headed the Internet Ventures Practice Group.
From 1997-1999, Ms. Grossman served as minority counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she was instrumental in the development of policy positions and legislative initiatives for current Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Ms. Grossman helped coordinate legislative activities for Senator Leahy on IP, electronic commerce, Internet usage, entertainment and technology, and was directly involved with legislation such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Copyright Term Extension Act; Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act; Domain Name Amendment Act; and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Reauthorization Act. Before working on Capitol Hill, she served as the Assistant Director of Public Liaison and Director of Law Enforcement Outreach for the Clinton-Gore 1996 presidential campaign.
Ms. Grossman has lectured extensively on IP, technology and entertainment issues and has served as a guest lecturer at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government from 1995-2000.
Ms. Grossman received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa). She is admitted to the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.