Full Name
Courtney Smith
Job Title
Senior Manager - Intellectual Property Operations
Speaker Bio
An accomplished and respected leader in the Trust & Safety field, Courtney Smith's expertise lies in designing and implementing operational frameworks that ensure regulatory compliance and minimize legal risks. Her strategic approach, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of intellectual property and policy enforcement, has enabled her to effectively develop and scale operations teams on large, scaled platforms throughout the technology sector.

Currently serving as the Senior Manager of Intellectual Property Operations at Roblox, Courtney is focused on building a world-class intellectual property program that prioritizes the needs of rights holders while fostering sustainable and compliant creativity and innovation among Roblox developers. Courtney previously held the role of Senior Manager of Legal Response and Enforcement at Etsy, where she led intellectual property enforcement, legal response, and privacy operations. Prior to her tenure at Etsy, she made significant contributions to the Legal Policy and Legal Takedown Operations at Twitter and Meta, respectively.

Courtney earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hampton University and holds a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Intellectual Property from Western Michigan-Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Her educational background, combined with her extensive professional experience, equips her with a comprehensive understanding of legal and technical complexities across the intellectual property landscape.

As a Bay Area native, Courtney splits her time between the dynamic tech hub of Silicon Valley and the influential legal and policy scene in Washington, DC. In her downtime, she enjoys exploring new destinations through travel, maintaining an active lifestyle through workouts, and expanding her knowledge through reading.
Courtney Smith