Karen Marangi serves as Director of Federal Government Affairs for RELX and is based in Washington, DC. RELX is the parent company of LexisNexis and Elsevier, a major scientific publisher. She oversees RELX’s US copyright policy work and advocates for strong IP protections in US trade agreements. Prior to joining RELX, she was a consultant to a mid-size public affairs firm and represented a range of clients before Congress and the White House. She was also employed by Patton Boggs in Washington, DC, on their public policy team and previously advised two US Senators on a range of matters, including technology, immigration, and civil and criminal justice issues. Marangi is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School and began her legal career in San Francisco as an associate at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe. She has been a longtime supporter of DC JazzFest, and serves on the Board of the Copyright Alliance, and on the Advisory Committee to the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy at the Scalia Law School at George Mason University. She previously served on the Board for the Youth Law Center for many years as well.