William J. Roberts "has been appointed as a copyright royalty judge with expertise in copyright law. He will serve a term of two years, subject to reappointment to additional six-year terms. Mr. Roberts began his legal career in the Copyright Office in 1987. A native of Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, he served as an attorney advisor in the Copyright General Counsel’s Office and was promoted to Senior Attorney for Compulsory Licenses shortly after Congress abolished the Copyright Royalty Tribunal and replaced it with the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel process. He was a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel attorney for the entire twelve-year history of the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel. Since its inception in May, he has served as the senior attorney for the Copyright Royalty Board. Mr. Roberts is currently an adjunct faculty member at the George Mason University School of Law where he teaches copyright law."