Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, DISH
Jeffrey H Blum is Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel of DISH Network L.L.C., overseeing litigation and government affairs in Washington, DC. He has been with DISH for over 11 years.
Before joining DISH, Mr Blum was a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, where his practice focused on copyright, First Amendment and anti-piracy litigation. There, he co-represented a class of songwriters and music publishers in the Grokster P2P file sharing case, which was decided by the United States Supreme Court in favour of Mr Blum's clients. The Grokster decision established a new basis for secondary copyright liability, called "inducement liability."
He currently serves as Chairman of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA), and was Co-Chairman of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) from 2013-2015. Mr Blum also serves on the boards of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and BUILD Metro DC.
Mr Blum graduated summa cum laude and first in his class at Boston University School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from McGill University, with a BA in History and Classics. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Joseph Tauro of the US District Court of Massachusetts. Mr Blum was a part-time lecturer at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Journalism from 2003-2005, where he taught "Media Law".