Expert

James DeLong

Vice President, COO and Senior Analyst, Convergence Law Institute, LLC
Phone: 
202/338-7316

From 2003 to 2007, Mr. DeLong was a Senior Fellow with the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a market oriented think tank in Washington, DC, where he directed its activities concerning intellectual property rights, particularly its website and blog, IPCentral.Info and its Center for the Study of Digital Property.

Before joining PFF, DeLong was a Senior Analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Vice President, and before that the Vice President and General Counsel of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest. Earlier jobs included a long stint as an independent lawyer and consultant, working primarily on environmental and energy matters; and tours as Research Director of the Administrative Conference of the United States; as Assistant Director for Special Projects in the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission; and as a Senior Analyst in the Office of Program Evaluation at the United States Bureau of the Budget. He started his career as a litigation lawyer with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers.

Mr. DeLong is a magna cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he was Book Review Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in U.S. History.

He is the author of many scholarly and popular books, articles, commentaries, legal briefs, speeches, and blogs, and has often testified before congressional committees. He belongs to the bars of the District of Columbia, California (inactive), the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.