Neil Fried is Senior Vice President for Federal Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs at the Motion Picture Association of America. Neil joined the MPAA in 2013 from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he served as chief counsel on media and technology issues. Serving the Committee for nearly a decade, his portfolio included television, radio, wired and wireless communications, spectrum, cybersecurity, broadband, and internet issues. Prior to his work on the Hill, Neil practiced law in the private sector, representing clients before Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. Neil served as an attorney with the FCC from 1996 to 2000, where he helped to implement the 1996 Telecommunications Act. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He grew up in New York City.
Please join ITIF for a panel discussion on the challenges associated with piracy from streaming media boxes, its impact on the creative industry, and steps policymakers can take to protect lawful U.S. businesses.