Maria Pallante

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Maria Pallante
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Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights
12th Register of Copyrights
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Marybeth Peters
Personal details
Born (1964-02-05) February 5, 1964 (age 51)
Alma mater George Washington University Law School (J.D.), Misericordia University
Occupation Attorney

Maria A. Pallante (born February 5, 1964)[1] is an American attorney who is the 12th United States Register of Copyrights. She was appointed Acting Register effective January 1, 2011, succeeding Marybeth Peters, who retired effective December 31, 2010.[2] On June 1, 2011, she was permanently appointed to the position.[3]

Prior to her appointment, Pallante had served in the Copyright Office as Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs (2008–2010); Deputy General Counsel (2007–2008); and Policy Advisor (1996–1997).[3]

Aside from working for the Copyright Office, Pallante has been intellectual property counsel for the Guggenheim Museums (1999-2007),[4] Executive Director of the National Writers Union (1993-1995),[4] and Assistant Director of the Authors Guild (1991-1993).[4]


  1. ^ "Pallante, Maria A., 1964-", Public Catalog (United States Copyright Office) 
  2. ^ "Maria Pallante Appointed Acting Register of Copyrights". News from the Library of Congress. Library of Congress. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Maria Pallante Appointed 12th Register of Copyrights". News from the Library of Congress. Library of Congress. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  4. ^ a b c "Maria Pallante, Acting Register of Copyrights, Biographical Information". U.S. Copyright Office. Retrieved 2014-11-29. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Marybeth Peters
Register of Copyrights
2011 – present
Succeeded by