Stanford Law School March 13-14, 2004
Privacy Symposium
Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

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Ian C. Ballon, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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.

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Susan W. Brenner, University of Dayton School of Law

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 public domain.

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.

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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, an Internet startup, and a founder editor of

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 History.

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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 and Grenoble (France) and the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks French, English, Spanish and German (functional).

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 Sweet & 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 Intellectual Property.

Shubha Ghosh, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Law School

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 University

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 Circuit.

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 Law Center

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.

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 Rose LLP

Chris Wolf is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Proskauer Rose LLP, where he chairs that law firm's privacy and security practice.  

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 Plame (Wilson).

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 the country.

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.

Before 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 markets.    He 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 Goldsmith, The Leviathan 2010.

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