U.S. Copyright Office Welcomes Incoming Ringer Honors Fellows
Issue No. 582 - May 18, 2015

The U.S. Copyright Office is pleased to announce that Rachel Fertig and Andrew Moore have been selected as fellows for the 2015-2017 Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. They will begin their two-year appointments in September, working in both the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Policy and International Affairs.

Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante appointed the pair following a highly competitive application and interview process. The paid fellowship program – named for Barbara A. Ringer, who served as Register from 1973 to 1980 – offers aspiring copyright lawyers an opportunity to work on legal and policy issues at the Copyright Office.

“Once again, we had an extraordinary pool of Ringer applicants,” Pallante said. “Within this group, Rachel Fertig and Andrew Moore presented first-rate lawyering skills as well as deep interest in the field of copyright law.”

Fertig earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the George Mason University School of Law in 2012, where she was an Articles Editor for the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Economy, French, and Asian Studies from Tulane University in 2009. Since 2012, she has served as counsel at the Association of American Publishers. During law school, she was a summer law clerk for Judge Lawrence Block of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and worked for the Michigan Department of Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division.

Moore expects to receive his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in May, where he currently serves as an Articles Editor for the NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. He received a B.S. in Business Legal Studies with a specialization in Arts and Social Service from Indiana University in 2012. During law school, Moore interned with the U.S. Copyright Office.

The Ringer Honors Program was launched in 2013. It offers paid fellowships for 18 to 24 months to attorneys who are no more than five years out of law school and have a strong record of achievement and interest in copyright law. For more information, go to http://copyright.gov/about/special-programs/ringer.html.