CCC Announces New General Counsel and Appoints Three New Directors

DANVERS, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#boardofdirectorsCCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces Catherine Zaller Rowland has joined CCC as General Counsel. Additionally, Alastair Adam, Kelly Lake, and Nothando Migogo have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Rowland has held a range of positions in the private sector and federal government, including most recently as Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of the Office of Public Information and Education at the U.S. Copyright Office. While at the U.S. Copyright Office, she served as one of four principal legal advisors to the head of the Office on a variety of complex matters, chaired the board that considers second appeals of registration decisions, and co-chaired the group responsible for updating the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices. She also advised the U.S. Copyright Office on a number of issues involving domestic and international copyright law, policy, and legislation. This included analyzing domestic and international copyright issues such as copyrightability and artificial intelligence and representing the Office at meetings of foreign government officials concerned with the international aspects of intellectual property. Rowland is a frequent public speaker and has been a key contributor to trade agreement implementation negotiations. Before her tenure at the U.S. Copyright Office, Rowland was in private practice focusing on intellectual property litigation, transactions, and counseling.

Adam is the Co-CEO of FlatWorld, a digital-first college textbook publisher committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable content. He is Chair of the Board of Public Library of Science (PLOS), a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Lake is CEO and Executive Director at Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), a self-supporting program of the University of California founded in 1947 to educate veterans returning to the practice of law after service in World War II. Prior, she was Vice President of Platforms for Thomson Reuters and Chief Technology Officer of Thomson Reuters UK and Ireland.

Migogo is a copyright lawyer, licensing expert, and former non-executive director of the SAMRO Foundation, a nonprofit organization for promotion of the arts in South Africa. She has spent the last decade leading copyright licensing organizations in the creative industries and has made a significant impact on the music royalty collection landscape both in South Africa and the African continent.

“We are pleased to welcome Catherine Zaller Rowland to the team,” said Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO, CCC. “And Alastair, Kelly, and Nothando bring a tremendous set of experience to CCC’s Board which will be of enormous value as CCC finds new ways to make it easy for people to get, use, and share content on a global basis.”


A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright and information management, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by helping people integrate and navigate data sources and content assets.


Craig Sender

Senior Director, Public & Analyst Relations