The BPI has hired intellectual property solicitor Zain Ali as its new legal adviser.
Ali (pictured) will provide legal advice across the organisation, with a particular focus on litigation and content protection. He will support the BPI’s anti-piracy strategies and help protect the IP of independent and major record labels.
"Given my background in IP law and love of music, it’s a perfect match for me to be working for the BPI who are at the forefront of anti-piracy for the music industry," he said. "I’m really looking forward to contributing to the BPI’s invaluable work.”
The 27-year-old arrives from leading law firm Bird & Bird, where he completed his training contract in September 2016 and went on to qualify in the IP department as an associate solicitor.
Ali will report to BPI general counsel, Kiaron Whitehead, who added: “Zain is a great addition to the BPI’s already impressive legal team. His first class degree from university, his first class legal training and his love of IP make him a real asset to BPI. Zain is a great team player - he’s bright, passionate and personable. He’s an ideal young lawyer to help us protect the rights of BPI and PPL members.”