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Mark Seeley

General Counsel

MARK SEELEY, is Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Elsevier, and splits his time between the Cambridge, Massachusetts office and the Amsterdam headquarters.  Elsevier is a leading publisher and information provider in science and health, and is part of the RELX group. 

Mark leads an international team of publishing and sales lawyers. The Global Rights (Rights & Permissions) team also reports to Mark.  Mark also serves on the Board of Directors of the Copyright Clearance Center.

Mark chairs the Copyright & Legal Affairs Committee of the International Association of STM Publishers, and is a member of the AAP (Association of American Publishers) Copyright Committee.  He is a regular contributor to STM association papers on copyright issues and best practices guidelines for research journal publishing, and is a frequent speaker at copyright, publishing and other industry conferences and events.  Mark also tweets occasionally (see https://twitter.com/marklseeley), recently on the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty.


Education: Thomas Jefferson College, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA (B.Ph, Literature); Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Mass., USA (J.D., cum laude).   Member, Massachusetts and New York bars.