Ryan Fox is of counsel at Lyons & Salky, LLP, where he provides counsel to individuals and businesses on a wide range of matters, including book publishing, motion picture and television, copyright and trademark, and content clearance and fair use. Before joining the firm, Ryan was Policy & Advocacy Director at the Authors Guild, where he focused on copyright law and the publishing industry, drafting numerous policy papers on issues such as fair use, moral rights, and internet piracy, and assisting members with issues regarding their publishing contracts. He has spoken at bar association, government, and publishing industry events on topics such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, fair use, developing digital markets, and extended collective licensing. He has also worked on entertainment industry contracts as an attorney at HBO, and has held internships at the Guggenheim Museum and Sterling Lord Literistic.
Ryan holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. He graduated with an MFA in Poetry from the University of Virginia, and his poetry has earned the “Discovery”/Boston Review prize and a Yaddo residency. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Boston Review and others. Ryan holds a B.A. from the University of Missouri. He is admitted to the New York State Bar.