Nancy Weiss is the General Counsel of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. She previously served as Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Nancy serves on the U.S. delegation to the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and has represented the United States Government on delegations to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and international conferences relating to Holocaust-Era Assets. She has played a key role in drafting international instruments pertaining to copyright and digital content, cultural activity and expression, human rights and information policy, and Nazi-confiscated art.
Earlier in her career, Nancy served as Deputy General Counsel for the National Endowment for the Humanities, practiced litigation and media law at Williams and Connolly, held a research fellowship in New Delhi, India, and held a federal judicial clerkship with the Hon. William W Schwarzer (N.D. California and Director of the Federal Judicial Center). Nancy graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, and phi beta kappa with a degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.