Shannon Sorensen joined NMPA in 2017 and serves as Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs.
Shannon handles range of legal matters including copyright infringement litigations, CRB proceedings, and model license and settlement agreements. Shannon also advises on NMPA’s domestic policy initiatives and spearheads NMPA’s involvement in Copyright Office matters. She is responsible for NMPA’s international policy portfolio, advocating for music publishers’ interests abroad. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Copyright Alliance and as Regional Chair of North America for the International Confederation of Music Publishers.
Shannon previously served as Vice President, Government Affairs and Counsel. In that role, she was one of NMPA’s primary lobbyists who helped to secure the unanimous passage of the Music Modernization Act, the largest copyright reform bill passed in decades, which was signed into law in 2018.
Before joining NMPA, Shannon was counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives handling Judiciary Committee matters. Prior to that, she was an associate attorney at Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard and Moss in Salt Lake City practicing intellectual property litigation.
She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and received her Juris Doctorate from the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School.