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Victoria Espinel Steps Down From White House Intellectual Property Lead Post

WhiteHouseVictoria Espine has stepped down from her position as White House intellectual property enforcement chief after four years in the job, The Hill newspaper reported Monday.

Jennifer Martinez writes Espinel resigned Friday and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Howard Shelanski will serve as IP coordinator on an interim basis.

Espinel, the first person appointed to the post, worked with the private sector to promote best practices for fighting online piracy and counterfeiting,.

She previously held an IP leadership role at the Office of the United States Trade Representative and served as a professor at the George Mason University School of Law.

Martinez reports Espinel has been floated as a candidate to succeed Robert Holleyman as CEO of the Business Software Alliance.

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