STEVEN M. EMMERT
REED ELSEVIER, INC., Washington, D.C. Present
Reed Elsevier Inc. is a world leading publisher and information provider. Subsidaries include: Elsevier Science, Excerpta Medica, Springhouse, The Lancet, LEXIS-NEXIS, Martindale Hubble, Shepards, Matthew Bender, Michie, Congressional Information Service, National Register Publishing, and Cahners Business Information, and others.
Director, Government and Industry Affairs
Represent REI and its subsidiaries before legislative and regulatory bodies on matters relating to information privacy, online privacy, e-commerce, and access to government information.
LEXIS-NEXIS, A DIVISION OF REED ELSEVIER INC., Dayton, Ohio 1990-1999
Director of Public Records Policy and Government Affairs
Represent LN in matters before legislative and regulatory bodies on information policy and privacy matters. Advise LEXIS-NEXIS on information privacy matters. Represent LN on industry initiatives on information privacy and access to government information. Serve as company spokesman with national media on consumer privacy issues. Resolve consumer inquiries/complaints regarding database content and privacy issues.
Negotiate and draft agreements to license, purchase or compile information for distribution online, on CD-ROM and through emerging technologies. Advise management on source acquisition, copyright, consumer privacy, and antitrust matters. Supervise support staff and outside counsel.
A non-profit corporation servicing libraries and educational institutions. OCLC, with annual revenues of approximately $100 million, owns and operates an online service and sells computer hardware, software, systems support agreements and CD-ROM products. OCLC Electronic Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the production and distribution of CD-ROM's.
Senior Attorney, OCLC and Corporate Secretary, OCLC Electronic Publishing
Negotiated, drafted and reviewed agreements for commercial transactions, product distribution, software distribution, software development, hardware and software support, commercial and capital leases and confidential disclosures. Additional responsibilities included technology exports and export licensing, personnel matters, including employment discrimination claims, employment agreements, severance agreements, immigration, employment policies, employee handbooks and employee benefits. Supervised litigation by outside counsel.
DIVISION OF ENERGY
Administrative Law Judge
Presided over adjudicatory administrative hearings on long-term supply and demand forecast reports filed by electric and natural gas utilities operating within the state of Ohio to determine the need for additional generation and transmission facilities within the state of Ohio. Prepared detailed written opinions containing findings of fact and law.
BUREAU OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Represented the Bureau of Workers' Compensation in adjudicatory hearings before the Ohio Industrial Commission, including both trial and appellate hearings. Prepared written briefs as required, legal opinions, and appeal recommendations.
The Ohio State University, College of Law
The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate Honors Thesis
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1984
State of Ohio, 1982
INDUSTRY AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Bar Association
Business Law Section
Section of Intellectual Property Law
Science and Technology Section
Alliance for Fair Information Practices
Better Business Bureau OnLine
Dispute Resolution Committee
Privacy Steering Committee
Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access
Dayton Bar Association
Corporate Counsel Committee
Individual Reference Sevices Group
Chairman, Board of Directors
Ohio State Bar Association
Computer Law Committee
Corporate Counsel Section
Intellectual Property Law Section
Program Chairman, 1994 and 1995 Annual Conventions
Member, Committee on Attorney Specialization
Online Privacy Alliance
Software and Information Industry Association
Privacy Committee co-chair 1999-