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Ian C. Ballon, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips,
Ian C. Ballon is the firm-wide co-chair of the Intellectual
Property and Internet Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
and is based in the firm's Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices.
Named one of the top 25 intellectual property lawyers in California in 2003 by The
Daily Journal , Mr. Ballon concentrates on complex copyright, intellectual
property and Internet-related litigation and strategic counseling for technology,
media and entertainment industry clients. Mr. Ballon is the author of
the 3-volume legal treatise, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms ,
published by Glasser LegalWorks. He
is also the Executive Director of Stanford University's Center for E-Commerce,
a Council Member (and Chair of the Computer Law Division) of the American Bar
Association's Section of Science and Technology and an advisor to the American
Law Institute's International Jurisdiction project.
Dr. Michael D. Birnhack, University of Haifa
Dr. Michael Birnhack is an assistant professor of law at the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel, and co-director of the Haifa Center of Law & Technology.
He received his LL.B. degree from Tel Aviv University, and his LL.M. and J.S.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was a Donald Brown Fellow. He teaches at Haifa University, and has taught at Tel Aviv University, George Washington University, and will be teaching at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Michael teaches and conducts his research in the areas of Information Law, Intellectual Property law (mostly copyright), and Property Law. His current research focuses on Online Privacy.
For further information, please visit his web site, at
Susan W. Brenner, University of Dayton School of
Susan W. Brenner is NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology at the
University of Dayton School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law, Criminal
Procedure, a Cybercrimes survey course and a Cybercrimes Seminar.
Professor Brenner has spoken at numerous conferences, including Interpol's
Fourth International Conference on Cybercrimes in Lyon, Interpol's Fifth
International Conference on Cybercrimes in Seoul, the American Bar Association's
National Cybercrime Conference, the American Bar Association's 2003 & 2002
Annual Conferences, the 2003 Asia Pacific Fraud Convention in the Gold Coast,
Australia, the International Society for Criminology's XIII World Congress
in Rio de Janeiro, the National District Attorneys Association's National Conference,
the National Association of Attorneys General's cybercrime training program
and the Hoover Institution's Conference on International Cooperation to Combat
Cyber Crime and Terrorism, held at Stanford University. She participated
in the Økokrim Conference, "The Internet as the Scene of Crime," held
in Oslo and is one of a group of experts assisting with the European Commission - Joint
Research Centre's CTOSE project on electronic evidence; she spoke on cybercrime
legislation at the Ministry of the Interior of the United Arab Emirates and
presented a graduate seminar on cybercrime at CERIAS - Purdue University.
She served as Chair of the International Efforts Working Group for the American
Bar Association's Privacy and Computer Crime Committee, serves on the National
District Attorneys Association's Cybercrimes Committee, is Co-Chair of the
National Institute of Justice - Electronic Crime Partnership Initiative's Working
Group on Law & Policy and is a participant in the National Institute of
Justice-CCIPS Digital Evidence project. Her internationally
known website was featured on "NBC Nightly News." She has published
various articles dealing with cybercrime, including Toward a Criminal Law
for Cyberspace: A
New Model of Law Enforcement?, 30 Rutgers Computer & Technology Law
Journal (2003), The
Emerging Consensus on Criminal Conduct in Cyberspace, 2002
UCLA J.L. & Tech, Computer
Searches and Seizures: Some Unresolved Issues, 9 Michigan Telecommunications & Technology
Law Review 39 (2002), and The
Privacy Privilege: Law Enforcement, Technology and the Constitution, 7
Journal of Technology Law and Policy 123 (2002).
She has also written chapters for several cybercrimes books.
Professor Brenner has also published numerous law review articles and book
chapters dealing with issues in criminal law and two books: Federal
Grand Jury Practice (West 1996) and Precedent Inflation (Rutgers
1990). Her grand jury web
site provides information on state and federal grand juries.
Before joining the faculty at the University of Dayton, Professor Brenner
practiced with two firms--Shellow, Shellow & Glynn in Milwaukee and Silets & Martin
in Chicago. She also clerked for a federal district court judge and a
state court of appeals judge. She is a graduate of the Indiana University
(Bloomington) School of Law.
Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa
Jennifer Chandler is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University
of Ottawa, Canada. She joined the Faculty in 2002, where she is currently teaching
tort law and electronic commerce law.
Her primary area of interest relates to legal issues raised by new and evolving
technologies, particularly in the area of information and communications technologies. Her
recent research has addressed issues related to cyber security and the law,
balancing the public and private interests in software anti-benchmarking clauses,
freedom of speech issues raised by search engine bias, and regulatory policies
to encourage the donation of transplantable organs.
She received her LL.M. in 2002 from the Harvard Law School, supported by Fulbright
and SSHRC scholarships. Before returning to legal studies, Jennifer practiced
law in Ottawa, Canada with Stikeman, Elliott, and spent nearly two years with
the Information and Technology Trade Policy Division at the Canadian Department
of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where she focused on international
trade policy related to electronic commerce and telecommunications. She
was a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court
of Canada during the 1996-1997 term. She received her LL.B. from Queen's
University in 1996 and BSc. (Biology) from the University of Western Ontario
in 1992. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1998.
Andrew Charlesworth, Director of the Centre for IT and Law (CITL) at the University of Bristol
Andrew Charlesworth studied law at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge. He
is currently Senior Research Fellow in IT and Law, and Director of the Centre
for IT and Law (CITL) at the University of Bristol. The Centre for IT and the
Law is sponsored by Vodafone Group Services Ltd, Barclaycard, Herbert Smith,
Hewlett Packard Laboratories and the Law Society Charitable Trust.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Law
and Technology and Associate Editor of the International Yearbook
of Law, Computers & Technology . In the past, he has been
a member of the Correspondents Panel of the Computer Law and Security
Report , and of both the Executive Committee of the British & Irish
Legal Education Technology Association (BILETA) and the General Council of
the Society for Computers and Law (SCL).
He has provided consultancy services to organizations as diverse as the British
Computer Society, the Health Ministry of Ontario, and the Interior Ministry
of the UAE. He has been a Subject Expert and Project Reviewer for the
European Commission under the ESPRIT programme in the areas of Electronic Commerce
and Intellectual Property.
He has lectured on computer misuse, data protection, intellectual property,
social exclusion and the information superhighway, and legal issues relating
to the Internet and WWW, at conferences and seminars in Europe, North America,
the Middle East and Australia. Recent publications include "The EU Approach
to Internet Regulation" in The Internet, Law and Society , Akdeniz,
Y. & Walker, C. (eds.) (Longman, 2000), "Data Privacy in Cyberspace:
Not National vs. International but Commercial vs. Individual" in Law
and the Internet: A Framework for Electronic Commerce (2nd ed.) Edwards
L. & Waelde, C. (eds.) (Hart Publishing, 2000), and "Information Privacy
Law in the European Union: E Pluribus Unum or Ex Uno Plures " (2003)
54 Hastings Law Journal 931-969.
Lilian Edwards, Edinburgh University
Although I have active research and teaching interests in IT law, AI and law and (slightly bizarrely) family law, since about 1996 my major concern has been the substantive law relating to computers and e-commerce, with a European and comparative focus. My research has centred on Internet content (pornography, libel, spam, etc); intermediary/ISP liability on the Internet; jurisdiction and other issues of international private law on the Internet; privacy on-line; and consumer protection on line. I have co-edited two collections on Law and the Internet (Hart Publishing, 1997 and 2000) ( with Charlotte Waelde), and am currently solo editing my third collection of essays on e-commerce law for Hart. I intend next to write a monograph on on-line privacy and to contribute a major piece on privacy on line to the Modern Law Review.
In 1999, a centre called SCRIPT (the Scottish Centre for Research into Intellectual Property and Technology) was formed by myself and three colleagues at Edinburgh to co-ordinate our IT and IP endeavours In 2001, SCRIPT was awarded an £850,000 grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board to become an AHRB Centre for IT and IP Law, sadly with the loss of the acronym. We are now engaged in fulfilling a five year timetable of work and I am in charge of two major research streams, one on Implementation of E Commerce Legislation in Europe, and a second on Privacy and Freedom of Expression on-Line. I am also in charge of our IT and the Law Hons and LLM classes, the latter of which attracts 30-40 PGs per year, mainly from the EC and the Far East. I am Book Reviews Editor for the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (OUP) and I will be on sabbatical at Berkeley by the time I reach the Stanford workshop, for which I am exceedingly thankful.
Dr. Niva Elkin-Koren, Haifa
Center for Law & Technology
Dr. Niva Elkin-Koren is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Haifa School
of Law and a co-director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology.
She teaches Intellectual Property, Electronic Commerce, Law and Technology,
Contracts Law and related courses and seminars. Her research focuses on the
legal institutions that facilitate private and public control over the production
of information. She has written and spoken extensively about the privatization
of information policy, copyright law and democratic theory, the effects of
cyberspace on the economic analysis of law, the regulation of search engines'
market, liability of information intermediaries, and the significance of the
She received her LL.B from Tel-Aviv University School of Law in 1989, her
LL.M from Harvard Law School in 1991, and her S.J.D from Stanford Law School
in 1995. She was a visiting professor at Villanova University School of Law
during 1997 and at George Washington University Law School during 2001.
For further information, please visit http://law.haifa.ac.il/faculty/eng/elkin.htm .
Alex Fowler, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Alex Fowler is a recognized authority on issues associated with advances in
information technology and biotechnology. He co-directs PricewaterhouseCoopers’ National
Privacy Practice and advises an array of private and public sector clients
on privacy compliance and governance strategies, global privacy policies and
practices, and privacy enhancing technologies. In addition to his role at PwC,
Alex is the cofounder and chairman of Geneforum, a nonprofit organization seeking
to inform the public about genetics.
Prior to joining PwC, Alex was the Senior Director of Business Development
and Information Policy for Zero-Knowledge Systems, a leading software company
developing privacy-enabling technologies and services. He represented the company
on policy matters in the US, served as a spokesperson, and directed its enterprise
privacy services practice. Alex began his career in the early 90s with the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). At AAAS, he contributed
to ground-breaking research funded by the Human Genome Project on genetics
and ethics , and he initiated numerous studies on emerging policy issues
associated with the Internet. After AAAS, he joined the Electronic Frontier
Foundation (EFF), where he oversaw strategic initiatives associated with online
privacy, cryptography, and intellectual property. He is credited with originating
the Kosovo Privacy Project and overseeing the launch of EFF’s Campaign
for Audiovisual Free Expression, both aimed at protecting important rights
of citizens in the digital age.
Alex has presented at numerous conferences in the Unites States and Europe,
and his comments have appeared in major news publications and programs such
as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Washington Post, and
CNN. He received his graduate degree in science, technology and public policy
at George Washington University, and his undergraduate degree in bioethics
from Brown University.
A. Michael Froomkin, University of Miami
School of Law
A. Michael Froomkin is a Professor at the University of Miami
School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in Internet Law and
Administrative Law. He is a member of the Royal Institute of
International Affairs in London and serves on the Advisory Boards of the
BNA Electronic Information Policy & Law Report and on the Editorial Board
of Information, Communication & Society. He is also a director of
Out2.com, an Internet startup, and a founder editor of ICANNWatch.org.
Professor Froomkin writes primarily about the electronic commerce,
electronic cash, privacy, Internet governance, the regulation of
cryptography, and U.S. constitutional law.
Before entering teaching, Prof. Froomkin practiced international
arbitration law in the London office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He
clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C.
Circuit, and Chief Judge John F. Grady of the U.S. District Court,
Northern District of Illinois. Prof. Froomkin received his J.D. from Yale
Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of both the Yale Law
Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law. He has an M.Phil in
History of International Relations from Cambridge University in England,
which he obtained while on a Mellon Fellowship. His B.A. from Yale was in
Economics and History, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa with Distinction in
Prof. Froomkin's homepage can be found at http://www.law.tm. His
personal blog is at http://www.discourse.net.
Daniel J. Gervais, University of Ottawa
Daniel J. Gervais is the Oslers Professor of Technology
Law at the Faculty of Law (Common Law), of the University of Ottawa.
After studies in computer science and his LL.B., Prof. Gervais
obtained an LL.M. degree from the University of Montreal, a Diploma magna
cum laude of Advanced International Studies from the IUHÉI in Geneva,
Switzerland and a doctorate magna cum laude from Nantes University
(France). He became a member of the Bar of Quebec in 1985, where he
finished first overall and obtained all available awards. He is also a
member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Dr. Gervais practiced law in Montreal from 1985 to 1990.
In 1990, he became Consultant-Legal Officer at the World Trade Organization (GATT) and was
actively involved in the TRIPS Agreement negotiations. In 1992, in joined
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and was promoted the following year
to Head of the Copyright Projects Section, where he prepared WIPO studies
and international meetings on the impact of digital technology on
copyright and neighbouring rights. In 1995, Dr. Gervais joined the
International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) as Assistant Secretary General and
in 1997 moved to the United States to become Director of International
Relations at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the largest reprographic rights
organization in the world (revenue of C$150 million in 2002). He was
promoted to Vice-President in 1998. During his three years at CCC,
international revenue grew from US$4 million to more than US$10 million.
In 2001, Prof. Gervais joined the Faculty of Law of the University of
Ottawa . Dr. Gervais is also an active panellist (domain name) at the WIPO Arbitration and
Mediation Centre. He was also a consultant with the Paris-based
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
In 2004, Prof. Gervais will be Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School. He is also
the 2004 Trilateral Distinguished Scholar at Detroit College of Law (Michigan
State University). Dr. Gervais recently lectured as Invited Professor at
the Universities of Nantes
(France) and the University of
Puerto Rico. He speaks French, English, Spanish and German
Prof. Gervais has published several peer-reviewed
articles, in six languages, on various intellectual property topics. He is
also the author of the reference book on the TRIPS Agreement published by
Maxwell in London (1st edition 1998; second edition 2003). He was
recently awarded the Charles B. Seton Award by the Copyright Society of the USA (best paper
of 2002-03 by author under 40), the first time the award is given to a
Canadian national in the Society's 50-year history.
Prof. Gervais is a member of the Board and Executive
Committee and National Law School Liaison of the International Commission
of Jurists (ICJ Canada), a Board
member of ALAI Canada and a member of
the Ethics & Intellectual Property of the Ontario Research Network on
Electronic Commerce (ORNEC). He is also
Associate Editor of the Journal of World
Shubha Ghosh, University at Buffalo, SUNY,
Shubha Ghosh is a professor of law at the University at Buffalo, SUNY,
Law School where he teaches intellectual property, antitrust, and law
and economics. He has a BA from Amherst College, a PhD from The
University of Michigan and a JD from Stanford. His published works on
patent, copyright, and trademark have appeared in The Harvard Journal
of Law and Technology, Florida Law Review, Case Western Reserve Law
Review, Tulane Law Review, The Journal of the Copyright Society, and
The Journal of Intellectual Property Law.
Lance J. Hoffman, The George Washington
Lance J. Hoffman is Distinguished Research Professor of Computer Science at
The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D. C., where he leads
the computer security program in computer science. He is the author or editor
of numerous articles and five books on computer security and privacy; the first
book (published in 1973) was used in what may have been the first university
course entirely devoted to computer security, which he initiated at the University
of California, Berkeley. His teaching innovations thirty-four years
later include multidisciplinary courses on electronic commerce and network
security and the development of a portable educational network for teaching
computer security. He also directs the DoD and NSF scholarship programs
and leads efforts in capacity building and computer security curriculum material
development at GW.
Dr. Hoffman is the principal investigator for a project examining the feasibility
of a civilian cyber defense exercise similar to that already participated in
by military educational institutions in the United States and has run a number
of "what if?" exercises related to cybersecurity and the infrastructure.
A Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, Dr. Hoffman founded what
is now GW's Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute and has served on
a number of Advisory Committees including those of the Center for Democracy
and Technology, IBM, the Federal Trade Commission, and the ACM Conference on
Computers, Freedom, and Privacy. He occasionally testifies
before Congress on security and privacy-related issues.
Dr. Hoffman received his B. S. in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University
and his M. S. and Ph. D. from Stanford University in computer science.
Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Electronic
Privacy Information Center
Chris Jay Hoofnagle is associate director of the Electronic
Privacy Information Center. He is the author of Protecting the Fundamental
Student Right to Privacy (Campus Privacy Review, Forthcoming 2004), The EFOIA
Amendments of 1996, Consumer Privacy in the E-Commerce Marketplace 2002, and
Matters of Public Concern and the Public University Professor.
He has testified before Congress on privacy and Social Security Numbers,
identity theft, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and before the Judicial
Conference of the U.S. on public records and privacy.
Edward Janger, Brooklyn Law School
Professor Janger joined the faculty at Brooklyn Law School in 1998, after
teaching at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and the Ohio
State University College of Law. Professor Janger teaches Bankruptcy,
Secured Transactions, Payment Law and Public Choice Theory. His scholarship
explores financial privacy and the protection of personal information in and
through bankruptcy. Recent publications include: Muddy Property:
Generating and Protecting Information Privacy Norms in Bankruptcy , 44 Wm. & Mary
L. Rev . 1801 (2003); Privacy Property, Information Costs and the Anticommons ,
54 Hastings L. Rev. 899 (2003); The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Information
Privacy, and the Limits of Default Rules, 86 Minn. L. Rev . 1219
(2002) (co-author: P. Schwartz). His article, Crystals and Mud in
Bankruptcy Law: Judicial Competence and Statutory Design , 43 Arizona
L. Rev . 559 (2001) was chosen for presentation at the Stanford/Yale
Junior Faculty Forum. Professor Janger is past-Chair of the AALS Section on
Commercial and Consumer Law, and a member of the executive committee for the
section on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights. He is a member of the Board
of Directors of the Coalition for Consumer Bankruptcy Education. He
was formerly an associate with the firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in
Washington, specializing in bankruptcy and litigation, and was Law Clerk to
Judge Irving L. Goldberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth
Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
Professor Kesan's academic interests are focused in the
area of intellectual property, Internet regulation and law and technology.
He received his J.D. summa cum laude from Georgetown University,
where he received several awards including Order of the Coif, and served as
Associate Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal . After graduation,
he clerked for Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Fifth Circuit.
Prior to attending law school, Kesan-who also holds a Ph.D. in electrical and
computer engineering-worked as a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research
Center in New York. He is a registered patent attorney and practiced at the law
firm of Pennie & Edmonds LLP. In addition, he has published numerous scientific
papers and obtained several patents in the U.S. and abroad.
At the University of Illinois, Professor Kesan holds positions in the College
of Law and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and is the
Director of the Program on Intellectual Property and Technology Law. Professor
Kesan also teaches in the International and Comparative Intellectual Property
Law Summer Program, sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law, St.
Peter's College of Oxford University, and the University of Victoria, British
Columbia. In December 2000 and January 2001, he was a JSPS Invited Fellow and
Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He has also served
as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and in
Spring 2004, he will hold the Distinguished Jerold Hosier Visiting Chair in Intellectual
Property at DePaul University.
Professor Kesan has written extensively in the areas of patent law and patent
institutions, law and the regulation of cyberspace, intellectual property, and
law and economics, and he recently received a three-year grant from the National
Science Foundation (NSF) to study how information technologies regulate behavior.
Ruperto Majuca, University of Illinois
Ruperto Majuca is a PhD student doing research in law and economics of cybertechnology
at the University of Illinois, where he received his MS under a Fulbright scholarship. Prior
to doing his graduate work, he practiced international tax law with Arthur Andersen
Manila Office and worked in corporate planning at the San Miguel Corporation. While
pursuing his J.D. where he wrote a thesis on technology transfer pricing, he
worked as a planning officer of the (Philippine) Department of Science and Technology
and wrote papers on technology indicators and technology balance of payments.
Vikram Mangalmurti, Carnegie Mellon University
Vikram is the InSITeS fellow in Cyber-Security, Law and Economics at the Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Vikram has a BA from George Washington University, a JD from Stanford, and a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins. Vikram spent seven years as a management consultant working in areas ranging from strategic growth to high technology. In addition to his collaboration with Professor Ghosh, he is also working on another paper reviewing possible policy responses to cyber insecurity.
Andrea M. Matwyshyn, Northwestern University School of Law
Andrea M. Matwyshyn is an interdisciplinary researcher in the area of
innovation policy, focusing her work on legal and social implications of
information technology and privacy regulation. At Northwestern University School of Law she teaches in the area of information
technology regulation, and at University of Cambridge she is an Affiliate
of the Centre for Economics and Policy, where she is part of an
international group of academics who explore issues at the intersection
of information technology and manufacturing. Her most recent
presentations on information technology and privacy regulation have
included talks at University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh, the
Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and BlackHat. Her most recent
article "Of Nodes and Power Laws: A Network Theory Approach to Internet
Jurisdiction through Data Privacy" is forthcoming in Northwestern Law
Review. Prior to entering academia, she was a corporate technology
transactions attorney in private practice in Chicago.
Raymond T. Nimmer, University of Houston
Raymond T. Nimmer is currently the Leonard Childs Professor of Law at the
University of Houston Law Center and co-director of the Houston Intellectual
Property and Information Law Institute.
The author of over ten books and numerous articles, the first edition of his
book The Law of Computer Technology received a national book award from the
Association of American Publishers in 1985. The book is currently in
its third edition. The second edition of his book on Information Law
(West) was published in 2002. His most recently published book is The
Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions (Pratt & Sons, 2003). A
treatise on The Law of Licensing is due out from West Publishing in 2004.
Professor Nimmer is a frequent speaker at programs in this country and overseas
in the areas of intellectual property, business and technology law. He
was the co-Reporter to the Drafting Committee on Revision of U.C.C. Article
2 and the reporter for the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA). He
is a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the Office of the Legal
Advisor of the U.S. State Department. In addition to his expertise in
technology issues, he is a expert in areas of business law. He is the
author of a four-volume treatise on Commercial Asset-Based
Financing and a
Contributing Editor for a leading multi-volume treatise on bankruptcy law.
He is admitted to practice in Illinois and Texas as well as the United States
Supreme Court. He is as a member of the American Law Institute, the Texas
Bar Foundation, and the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys. He
is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Law, the International Who's
Who of Internet Lawyers, and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.
Marcy E. Peek, Whittier Law School
Marcy E. Peek is an Assistant Professor of Law at Whittier Law School, where
she currently teaches courses in Contracts and Internet Law.
She received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. cum laude from
Harvard Law School, where she served as a Notes Editor on the Harvard Law Review.
After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins
on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced at
the firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore. She is admitted to practice in
New York and California.
Her most recent work, "Passing Beyond Identity on the Internet: Espionage and
Counterespionage in the Internet Age", is forthcoming in the Vermont Law Review.
Pamela Samuelson, University of California at Berkeley
Pamela Samuelson is a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with
a joint appointment in the School
of Information Management and Systems and the School of Law. She is also Co-Director
of the Berkeley Center for Law
and Technology. Her principal area of expertise is intellectual
property law. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges
that new information technologies are posing for public policy and traditional
legal regimes and is an advisor for the Samuelson Law,
Technology and Public Policy Clinic. Since 2002, she has also been an
honorary professor at the University of Amsterdam. http://www.ivir.nl/index-english.html
Thomas J. Smedinghoff, Baker & McKenzie
Mr. Smedinghoff's practice focuses on the emerging legal issues of e-business and the corporate use and management of information generally, with an emphasis on electronic transactions, security (including digital signatures/PKI), and privacy issues. Mr. Smedinghoff has been actively involved in developing e-business and information legal policy both in the U.S. and globally. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), where he participates in the Working Group on Electronic Commerce that is developing an international convention on electronic contracts. He chaired the Illinois Commission on Electronic Commerce and Crime, and drafted the Illinois Electronic Commerce Security Act enacted in 1998. He served as an advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) and participated in drafting the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), now enacted in 44 states.
Mr. Smedinghoff also chairs the International Policy Coordinating Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Science & Technology Law, and previously chaired the ABA Electronic Commerce Division and the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law. He is the editor and primary author of the e-commerce book titled Online Law (U.S. publication by Addison-Wesley, 1996, 6th printing 2000; Japanese translation and publication by Shichiken Publishing Co., Ltd., 1998).
Jon Sobel, Folger Levin & Kahn LLP
Jon Sobel rejoined the firm's San Francisco office as a partner in 2003, after serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Board of Directors for Yahoo! Inc. Mr. Sobel earned degrees from Princeton University (A.B., cum laude, 1986) and University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1990). Mr. Sobel has been a member of the California Bar since 1990 and the Illinois Bar since 1991.
Mr. Sobel joined Yahoo! in 1998. He worked closely with the company's management and Board on a wide variety of legal, public policy, and business issues and served on the company's Executive Committee. He negotiated many of the company's strategic agreements, guided the development of policies for controversial and novel Internet issues, and guided legal strategy in the company's most significant disputes and regulatory matters. After his promotion to General Counsel in early 2001, Mr. Sobel led a department that grew to include more than 60 attorneys worldwide. He has significant experience in complex commercial litigation and regulatory affairs, patent transactions and disputes, copyright and trade secret matters, corporate governance and public company management, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, internal investigations, privacy, and technology and new media issues.
Before joining Yahoo!, Mr. Sobel served as Associate General Counsel for Chips and Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor company, and as Associate General Counsel for Electronics For Imaging, a company that develops both hardware and software. Mr. Sobel was a litigation associate with Folger Levin & Kahn LLP from 1992-1996.
Daniel Solove, Seton Hall
Professor Solove is an associate professor of law at Seton Hall Law School.
He will be permanently joining the George Washington University Law School
faculty in fall 2004. He received his A.B. in English Literature from
Washington University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He clerked for
The Honorable Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of
Columbia, and for The Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit. He also practiced law as an associate at the firm of
Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C.
Professor Solove writes in the areas of information privacy law, cyberspace
law, law and literature, jurisprudence, legal pragmatism, and
constitutional theory. An internationally known expert in privacy law,
Solove has been interviewed and quoted in numerous print and broadcast
media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week,
Toronto Star, the Associated Press, and National Public Radio. In
addition, his work has been written about in publications and on websites
from around the world. Professor Solove serves on the advisory board of
the Electronic Privacy Information Center and is on the board of governors
of the Law and Humanities Institute. He has contributed to several amicus
briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.
He is the author of The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the
Information Age (forthcoming NYU Press 2004) and Information Privacy Law
(Aspen 2003) (with Marc Rotenberg). His articles have appeared in many
journals, including the Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, California
Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, and Southern
California Law Review, among others.
Jonathan Weinberg, Wayne State University
Jonathan Weinberg is a law professor at Wayne State University in Detroit,
Michigan. Jon works in the areas of Internet governance, communications
law, and Internet law and policy. He's been a law clerk to U.S. Supreme
Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a
visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Journalism and
Communication Studies; a professor in residence at the U.S. Justice
Department; a legal scholar in residence at the FCC's Office of Plans and
Policy; and a visiting scholar at Cardozo Law School. A few years back, he
chaired a working group created by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers) to develop recommendations on the creation of
new Internet top level domains.
Christopher Wolf, Proskauer
Chris Wolf is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Proskauer
Rose LLP, where he chairs that law firm's privacy and security
Chris has been involved in all aspects of online privacy and security,
including the EU Directive, COPPA, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, actions
under the FTC Act and common law actions.
Chris brought one of the
first lawsuits in the Internet era under the Electronic Communications
Privacy Act, McVeigh v, Cohen, challenging
the release by AOL of protected personal information to the Navy.
The Navy tried to use the AOL information to oust a Chief Petty
Officer under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" but was enjoined by Judge
Stanley Sporkin (D.D.C.)
More recently, he was engaged by JetBlue to assist in privacy
law matters, and he represents "outed" covert CIA agent, Valerie
Chris was founder and chair of the Responsible Electronic Communications
Alliance, a trade association organized to establish commercial
e-mail standards to help eliminate Spam.
He teaches privacy law in connection with his Internet Law and
Policy course at Washington & Lee University School of Law,
where he is an adjunct professor.
Chris has written and spoken frequently on Internet law subjects,
and has appeared at the Harvard Law School, the Brookings Institution,
the Bar Association of the City of New York and in CLE programs around
Tim Wu, University of Virginia
Tim Wu is associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia;
his research is at the intersection of internet and international
law. After working as a computer programmer in the
late 1980s, Wu graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McGill
University in 1995, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard
Law School in 1998. He subsequently clerked for Chief
Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and
Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court.
joining the Virginia faculty in 2002, Wu worked in the telecommunications
industry in Silicon Valley for Riverstone Networks, Inc. For
Riverstone, Wu worked as technical marketing director, directing
competitive aspects of business strategy for domestic and Asian
is the author of several articles including When Code Isn't
Law, Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination, Copyright's
Communications Policy and Treaties' Domains . He
is currently working on a forthcoming book with co-author Jack