Jason Everett provides regulatory and legislative advice and advocacy to clients in a range of industries, including technology and life sciences. He has particular expertise in matters involving intellectual property (including patents, copyright, and trademark) antitrust, and information technology.
Mr. Everett has held numerous positions on Capitol Hill. Most recently, he served as Democratic Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. In this role, he advised the Ranking Member on legislative matters within the intellectual property and crime subcommittee jurisdictions on the Judiciary Committee. He was responsible for assisting the Ranking Member in preparation of legislation, Committee hearings, and markups, as well as staffing hearings and markups.
During his tenure as a senior aide to the Judiciary Committee, Mr. Everett played a critical role in the enactment of significant reforms to the intellectual property ecosystem, including passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act. He was also a key player in the Committee’s lengthy review of U.S. copyright laws, which led to the passage of the Music Modernization Act, legislation that reformed the music licensing system.
In addition to his work as a senior staffer for the House Judiciary Committee, Mr. Everett also served in the personal offices of House and Senate Members.
Mr. Everett is a member of the Bar of Virginia. District of Columbia bar application pending; supervised by principals of the firm.