Introducing the NAB’s New Public Policy VP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — She has worked in private practice representing entertainment, banking and technology clients on copyright, trademark and patent matters. Most recently, she served as Associate General counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Now, this American University Washington College of Law graduate is the VP of Public Policy at the NAB.


Taking the role is Anna Chauvet. She reports to EVP/Government Relations Shawn Donilon.

“Anna enjoys sterling credentials as an expert in copyright law, including deep knowledge of the music licensing regime,” said soon-to-retire NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith. “Broadcasters will benefit from her experience as the industry navigates a range of critical policy issues affecting radio and television. We are excited to welcome her to the NAB team.”

During her time with the Copyright Office, Chauvet worked on a wide range of legal and policy matters, including spearheading four rulemakings to implement provisions of the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA). She also helped formulate litigation strategy and inform the U.S. government’s views in copyright litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court and district courts.