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Dave Green is Assistant General Counsel to Microsoft, advising on intellectual property issues related to copyrights, trade secrets, publicity rights, competitive intelligence, and related licensing, marketing, and product development matters for its Devices & Studios, Business Development and Evangalism, and Marketing and Advertsing divisions. He also manages the teams responsible for Notice & Takedown policy.  Formerly Associate General Counsel to the media company Corbis, Dave has expertise in copyright, publicity rights, licensing, technology, and entertainment matters, and has devised successful strategic licensing and enforcement programs on behalf of rights owners. His efforts for notable celebrity estates including Albert Einstein and Steve McQueen helped land them on the Forbes list of top earning celebrity estates.


A frequent speaker, commentator, and author on issues and articles involving copyright and publicity rights, Dave is a past Trustee of the U.S. Copyright Society. He co-chairs the ABA Committee on New Media & Innovation. His accomplishments or commentary have appeared in numerous sources, including Forbes, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and National Public Radio.

Dave helped to found McQueen Racing LLC with actor and racer Chad McQueen, and has launched product and entertainment deals with Porsche Design, Triumph, Troy Lee Designs, Paramount, and others.


Practice areas


  1. Copyright: 20%
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Entertainment: 20%
  4. Contracts: 20%
  5. Business: 20%

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Redmond, WA, 98052-6399


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Infoworld Top 100Infoworld2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant General CounselMicrosoft Corp.2013 - Present
Business & StrategyMcQueen Racing LLC2009 - Present
Senior AttorneyMicrosoft Corporation2008 - Present
Associate General CounselCorbis Corporation1999 - 2008
Assistant Attorney General - University of WashingtonAttorney General of Washington1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationCo-Chair, New Media & Innovation Committee2013 - Present
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.Trustee2008 - 2010
Washington State Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Section - At Large Board Member2008 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
BNA Patent Trademark and Copyright JournalNo Respect for the Dead: Protecting Deceased Celebrity Personality Rights2008
WIPO Guide on the Licensing of Copyright and Related RightsGraphic and Pictorial Works; WIPO Pub No. 897 Contributing Author2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Racing Attorney's ConferencePublicity Rights and Licensing2011
Korean Institute of Information & SecurityCopyright and Cloud Computing2010
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.The DMCA, Today and Tomorrow2010
PLI Intellectual Property Issues in Business TransactionsUsing IP in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances2009
13th Annual Intellectual Property InstituteThe DMCA Turns 102008