Rasenberger, a six-year veteran of the Copyright Office and Library of Congress and practicing partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams, and Sheppard, will take over as executive director of The Authors Guild on 3 November. "I’m delighted to hand the reins to someone of Mary’s caliber," said Aiken. "I’ve known her for years. She’s energetic, very smart, and knows her way around Washington. She’s a perfect fit for the job."
Aiken is stepping down to pursue new projects. He revealed last fall that he suffers from ALS, and he has been blogging about the disease at Nequals2.com.
Rasenberger is the second new face to join The Authors Guild leadership this year; in March 2014 Roxana Robinson was elected president of The AG, succeeding Scott Turow.
So it seems that The Authors Guild has replaced one lawyer with another. Do you suppose that is good news or bad news?