Another RIAA Alum In White House

President Barack Obama named former Recording Industry Association of America lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. to serve as U.S.

Solicitor General Jan. 24. Verrilli currently serves as White House Deputy Counsel and would move into the position vacated by Elena Kagen when she was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.

Verrilli is best known for spearheading the RIAA’s legal battle against file-sharing music and movie fans in 2003.

He also, until recently, led Viacom’s $1 billion copyright infringement case against YouTube. Verrilli is the fifth Obama appointment to come from the ranks of the RIAA.