Laura Possessky counsels creative industry businesses on legal issues in media and digital content management, including fair use of third-party content and intellectual property. Through her career, Laura has advocated for creative industries and was honored with a Woman of Vision award by Women in Film and Video in 2011 for her contributions to the local arts community. Currently, Laura serves on the board of Center for the Creative Economy in Washington, D.C. She is also the President of Docs In Progress, a non-profit providing educational programming and support to documentary filmmakers. She is also a past President of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, a legal services provider for the arts community where she began the organization’s policy initiative to promote legal reform to support creative industries. Laura began her legal career as an attorney advisor in the Contracting Office at the Smithsonian Institution. This year she is moving in-house with a major media funder.
Laura has served as a prominent bar leader working with other thought leaders in the profession to navigate the greatest unprecedented transformations in the legal profession. She is an elected D.C. Bar Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the American Bar Association. Previously, she served as President of the Women’s Bar Association in D.C. and nearly 10 years on the D.C. Bar Board of Governors. Laura received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland.