Sr. VP &
Government & Industry Relations,  RIAA

Mitch Glazier is Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Industry Relations, of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade association representing the $14 billion U.S. recording industry.  RIAA members, including hundreds of record labels, create, manufacture and/or distribute 90 percent of all legitimate sound recordings in the United States.  Mr. Glazier serves as the chief advocate for the recorded music industry before policymakers and government officials.

The RIAA’s government relations department is involved in many of the nation’s cutting-edge policy issues, such as copyright law in the digital age, First-Amendment-related challenges, royalty streams for record companies and artists, and international copyright agreements.  As a result of Mr. Glazier’s role in policy debates over new media, Details Magazine recently named him one of the nation’s “50 most influential men under 37.”

Prior to his tenure at the RIAA, Mr. Glazier served as Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives.  The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over all intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights and trademarks.  In his capacity as Chief Counsel, Mr. Glazier served as the chief adviser to the Subcommittee and was responsible for working with members of Congress to craft legislation and amendments, organize legislative and oversight hearings and markups, and analyze and evaluate legislation referred to the Subcommittee. 

Mr. Glazier served as law clerk to the Honorable Wayne R. Andersen, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and practiced law at the

Chicago law firm Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg as an Associate in commercial litigation.

Mr. Glazier holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Policy, cum laude, from Northwestern University.  He is a member of the Bars of the State of Illinois and the District of Columbia.