Robert Brauneis is the Michael J. McKeon Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Program at the George Washington University Law School. After earning his Juris Doctor magna cum laude at Harvard Law School, he served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (now Justice Breyer), and to Justice David H. Souter. He has also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the city of Chicago.
Professor Brauneis’ teaching and scholarly interests include copyright, trademark, artificial intelligence, and constitutional law. He is the co-author of a leading casebook on copyright law, and of numerous articles on copyright, trademark, and constitutional law. He is a member of the Project Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and has served as President of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court and a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA. In 2013-2014, he served as the inaugural Abraham L. Kaminstein Scholar in Residence at the United States Copyright Office. In 2018, he was appointed as an Advisor to the American Law Institute's Restatement of Copyright project .