Deborah Robinson is the Vice President, Anti-Piracy, in the Business and Legal Affairs Department at Viacom. She is responsible for the development and implementation of anti-piracy protocols, creation of enforcement strategies, and oversight of content protection operational workflows. She is also responsible for facilitating anti-piracy employee awareness programs and creating and conducting employee training programs.
Prior to joining Viacom, Deborah was the Regional Counsel in the Anti-Piracy Legal Affairs Department for the northeast, central, and southern regions of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She was responsible for monitoring and assisting with state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions for the illegal duplication and distribution of sound recordings in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. She also provided music piracy litigation training to prosecutors.
Deborah completed seven years of service as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a Prosecutor, she was responsible for the successful prosecution of hundreds of major felony trials, including several high-profile cases. During her last two years of service, she was the Assistant Chief of the Municipal Court Unit, where she was responsible for supervising 35 Attorneys and the litigation of 65,000 cases each year. Before becoming a Prosecutor, Deborah was an Associate at the law firm of Crawford and Associates in Philadelphia, practicing personal injury, entertainment, and corporate law. She also served as Legal Counsel to the International Association of African American Music.
Deborah received her J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Howard University.