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EPIC Board and Staff

EPIC Board of Directors

Marc Rotenberg, President [bio]
Deborah Hurley, Chair [bio]
Pablo Molina, Treasurer [bio]
Grayson Barber, Secretary [bio]
Christine Borgman [bio]
David Farber [bio]
Charlie Firestone [bio]
Addison Fischer [bio]
Pamela Jones Harbour[bio]
Joi Ito [bio]
Jeff Jonas [bio]
Sheila Kaplan [bio]
Peter Neumann [bio]
Ray Ozzie [bio]
Deborah Peel [bio]

EPIC Staff

Marc Rotenberg, EPIC President and Executive Director, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x106

Marc RotenbergMarc Rotenberg is President and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy and open government law at Georgetown University Law Center and frequently testifies before Congress on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. He testified before the 9-11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism." He has served on several national and international advisory panels. He has authored many amicus briefs for federal and state courts. He is a founding board member and former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain. He is editor of "The Privacy Law Sourcebook," and co-editor of "Information Privacy Law" (Aspen Publishing 2006) and "Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws" (EPIC 2010). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School, and received an LLM in International and Comparative Law. He served as Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee after graduation from law school. He is the recipient of several awards, including the World Technology Award in Law, the American Lawyer Award for Top Lawyers Under 45, the Norbert Weiner Award for Social and Professional Responsibility, and the Vicennial medal from Georgetown University for distinguished service. He was named one of the top lawyers in America 2013-2014 by Lawdragon. Georgetown Law bio - Marc Rotenberg. Wikipedia bio - Marc Rotenberg



Ginger McCall, EPIC Associate Director, Director, Open Government Program and EPIC IPIOP Program [Mailbox] 202.483.1140 x111

Ginger McCallGinger McCall is Associate Director of EPIC and Director of EPIC's Open Government Program and IPIOP Program. Ms. McCall also teaches a course on the Law of Open Government at Georgetown University Law Center and has been appointed to the FOIA Modernization Federal Advisory Committee. She works on a variety of issues at EPIC, including consumer protection, open government requests, amicus curiae briefs, and national security matters. Ms. McCall oversees EPIC's Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and was a co-editor of Litigation Under the Federal Government Laws 2010. Ms. McCall has been published in the New York Times and has co-authored several amicus curiae briefs on privacy issues to the Supreme Court of the United States. She has been invited to speak on privacy and open government issues in a variety of academic and conference venues, including the EU’s MAPPING Project, the 2009 Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, the Internet Governance Forum USA 2009 Conference, Duke Law School's Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, and the New England Consortium of State Labor Relations Agencies 11th Annual Conference. Ms. McCall has also provided expert commentary for local, national, and international media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, NPR, MSNBC, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and Al Jazeera.

Ms. McCall is a graduate of Cornell Law School and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in English Literature. While in law school, she interned at the American Civil Liberties Union in Pittsburgh and at EPIC. Ms. McCall was the president of the Cornell Law School National Lawyers Guild and was awarded Cornell's Freeman Prize for Civil and Human Rights.



Gerald Tan, EPIC Administrative Director, 202.483.1140 x119

Gerald TanGerald Tan is the Administrative Director for EPIC. He manages EPIC's award winning web site. His responsibilities include office services, the EPIC bookstore, shipping, and special projects. Mr. Tan graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics, with honors. During his time there, he was also a member of the Law Forum Pre-Law program, Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society, Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, and the Anteater Pep Band. He has gained valuable experience working in the California State Assembly, the UC Government Relations Office, and Rep. Charles Wilson (OH 6).



Khaliah Barnes, Director, EPIC Student Privacy Project, EPIC Administrative Law Counsel [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x107

Khaliah BarnesKhaliah Barnes is Director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project. In this role, she defends student privacy rights before federal regulatory agencies and federal court. She has recently concluded two lawsuits against the Department of Education concerning student privacy. Khaliah has testified before state boards and districts on the need to safeguard student records. Khaliah is a frequent panelist, commentator, and writer on student data collection. Khaliah is also the EPIC Administrative Law Counsel. In this role, she researches proposed federal agency privacy regulations that pertain to government collection, retention, and disseminations of personal information. Khaliah has submitted extensive administrative agency comments on a variety of issues, including consumer rights, student privacy, air traveler privacy rights, automotive privacy, domestic surveillance, medical privacy, and open government. Khaliah has provided commentary to local and national media, including CBS This Morning, the New York Times, NPR, Fox Business, CNN, Education Week, Politico, USA Today, and Time Magazine. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She is a member of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Administrative Law Section and ABA Privacy and Information Security Committee.

Ms. Barnes graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in political science, and a French minor, from Emory University. While at Georgetown, she was a student attorney for the Institute for Public Representation: First Amendment and Media Law Project. In 2010, Ms. Barnes interned with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.



Alan Butler, EPIC Appellate Advocacy Counsel [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x103

Alan ButlerAlan Butler is the EPIC Appellate Advocacy Counsel. He manages the Appellate Docket at EPIC, including the Amicus Program, and authors briefs in significant privacy, civil liberties, and national security law cases. Recent cases include In re EPIC, United States v. Jones, Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, and Maryland v. King. Mr. Butler focuses on a range of privacy law subjects including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), location privacy, and other digital Fourth Amendment issues. His recent article, When Cyberweapons End Up on Private Networks: Third Amendment Implications for Cybersecurity Policy, was published in the American University Law Review. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a B.A. in Economics. While studying at UCLA School of Law, Mr. Butler was the Chief Technology Editor of both the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) and the Entertainment Law Review (ELR). He worked as a research assistant for Professors Doug Lichtman and Steven Munzer.



Julia Horwitz, EPIC Consumer Protection Counsel, Coordinator, EPIC Open Government Program, 202.483.1140 x120

Julia HorwitzJulia Horwitz is the Coordinator of EPIC's Open Government Program and was the 2012-2013 EPIC Open Government Fellow. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. in American Literature. Ms. Horwitz was a recipient of the 2011 Charles H. March Fellowship at the Federal Trade Commission and the International Association of Privacy Professionals 2012 Summit scholarship. While studying at Chicago Law, Ms. Horwitz was the Intellectual Property Law Society's Vice President for Online and Media, and competed in the 2011 International Trademark Association's Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition.



Jeramie Scott, EPIC National Security Counsel, 202.483.1140 x108

Jeramie ScottJeramie Scott is the National Security Counsel and Privacy Coalition Coordinator for EPIC. His work focuses on the privacy issues implicated by domestic surveillance programs that use drones, biometrics, big data, and license plate readers. He also runs the monthly Privacy Coalition meeting that brings together representatives of consumer and privacy organizations with key Washington decision makers in the privacy field. Prior to joining EPIC, Mr. Scott graduated from the New York University Law School where he was a clinic intern at the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. His work at the Brennan Center focused on civil liberty issues arising from local law enforcement surveillance. While at NYU, Mr. Scott was a member of the NYU’s Privacy Research Group—a weekly discussion of topical privacy issues and research run by Professor Helen Nissenbaum. He also served as a research assistant for Professor Ira Rubinstein, focusing on the role of privacy-enhancing technologies in alleviating consumer privacy issues. Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems and a Master’s degree in Philosophy, both from Stanford University.



Caitriona Fitzgerald, Technology Fellow

Caitriona FitzgeraldCaitriona Fitzgerald is a Technology Fellow with the Electronic Privacy Information Center based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work focuses on improving EPIC's web presence. She is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, earned her bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the State University of New York at Geneseo, and is a former EPIC clerk. She is a member of the Massachusetts bar.



Beth Rosenberg, Technology Fellow

Beth RosenbergBeth Rosenberg is a Technology Fellow with the Electronic Privacy Information Center. She is the editor of the EPIC alert and works on EPIC's web presence and social media strategy. An editor and journalist for two decades, she has focused on emerging technologies, security, and privacy. She holds degrees from Brandeis University and Emerson College.



Simon Davies, Senior Fellow [Mailbox]

Simon Davies is an EPIC Senior Fellow and the founder and director of Privacy International, a London-based human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, where he helped direct the research on a landmark report on national identification. Simon Davies is a leading authority on privacy and the impact of technology on society and the individual and the author of numerous books and articles.



Harry Hammitt, Senior Fellow

Harry Hammitt is editor and publisher of Access Reports, a biweekly newsletter on the Freedom of Information Act and open government laws and policies. He also edits Canada and Abroad, a monthly newsletter covering access and privacy issues in Canada.

He has written and lectured extensively on access and privacy issues in both the United States and Canada. He is a past president of the American Society of Access Professionals and currently serves on its board. He also serves on the board of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government. He was inducted into the FOI Hall of Fame at the Freedom Forum in Arlington, Virginia, in 2001.



EPIC Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program Clerks

2014

Sara Bennett, American University Washington College of Law
Jack Bussell, Georgetown University Law Center
Natasha Duarte, University of North Carolina
Cody Duncan, Duke University Law School
Eric Glatt, Georgetown Law Center
Krister Johnson, Stanford Law School
Joe Silver,Duke University Law School
Aimee Thomson, New York University Law School
Alex Vlisides, University of Minnesota
Brett Weinstein, Washington University, St. Louis School of Law

2013

Christopher Boone, Duke Law School
Elizabeth Hempowicz, American University Washington College of Law
Eric Holmes, New York University Law School
Natalie Kim, Harvard Law School
Alexander Lopez, New York University Law School
Adam Marshall, George Washington Law School
Sarah McSweeney, University College, Cork
Heather Nodler, Georgetown University Law Center
Daniel Rockoff, New York University Law School
Aimee Thomson, New York University Law School
John Tran, Georgetown University Law Center

2012

Eric Felleman, University of Michigan Law School
Allegra Funsten, Georgetown University Law Center
Varun Jain, New York University Law School
Kimberly Koopman, University of Wisconsin Law School
Valerie O'Driscoll, Universtiy College, Cork
John Sadlik, New York University Law School
Pavel Sternberg, American University Washington College of Law
Maria Elena Stiteler, Stanford University Law School
Patrick Totaro, New York University Law School

2011

Michelle Benard, Louisiana State University Law School
Andrew Christy, Georgetown University Law Center
Michael Daly, University College, Cork
Pamela Hartka, Georgetown University Law Center
James Kleier, Georgetown University Law Center
Sapna Mehta, American University Washington College of Law
Francisco Riojas, University of Wisconsin School of Law
Jeramie Scott, New York University Law School
Kathleen Scott, American University Washington College of Law
Alex Stout, Duke University Law School
Abdullah Shamsi, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Alexandra Wood, George Washington University Law School

2010

Musetta Durkee, University of California, Berkeley Law School
Rachel Gonzhansky, University of Maryland, Baltimore Law School
Cynthia Grady, New York Law School
Gautam Hans, University of Michigan Law School
Matthew Lijoi, Georgetown University Law Center
Eric Lindgren, Washington University, St. Louis School of Law
Veronica Louie, Northeastern Law School
Mark McMahon, University College Cork, Ireland
Laura Moy, New York University Law School
Leslie J Rivera-Pagan, George Washington University School of Law Reuben Rodriguez, Harvard Law School
Geoff Schotter, Case Western Law School

2009

Heather Brondi, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
Richard Chang, Duke Law School
Michael Eger, George Washington University Law School
Lia Ernst, University of Michigan Law School
Colin Irwin, University College Cork, Ireland
Nicholas Janney, University of Miami Law School
Mark Perry, University of Illinois College of Law
Nichole Rustin-Paschal, University of Virginia School of Law
Amie Stepanovich, New York Law School
Chris Suarez, Yale Law School
Trent Taylor, George Washington University Law School
Nicole van der Meulen, Universiteit van Tilburg

2008

Cynthia Aoki, University of Ottawa School of Law
Katie Black, University of Ottawa School of Law
Kimberly Freeman, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Andrew Gradman, Columbia Law School
Greg Grossmeier, University of Michigan
Sai Cheong Lui, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Ginger McCall, Cornell Law School
Benjy Messner, Youth Privacy Fellow
Maria Murphy, University College Cork, Ireland
Meghan Murtha, University of Ottawa School of Law
Scott Nakama, Case Western Reserve School of Law
Danielle Nasr, University of Texas School of Law
Byron Thom, University of Ottawa School of Law
Sobia Virk, McGill University Faculty of Law

2007

Tanith Balaban, Case Western Reserve Law School
Jonathan David, Northeastern University School of Law
Caitriona Fitzgerald, Northeastern University School of Law
Harley Geiger, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Jeremy Hessing-Lewis, University of Ottawa School of Law
Evan Mayor, George Washington School of Law
Jena McGill, University of Ottawa School of Law
Mark Pike, William and Mary School of Law
Jennifer Shyu, University of San Diego
Ravinder Singh, University of Ottawa School of Law
Evan Stern, Georgetown University Law Center
Felix Tang, University of Ottawa School of Law
Timothy Vollmer, University of Michigan
Aleah Yung, Georgetown University Law Center

2006

Courtney Barclay, University of Florida College of Law
Natalie Bellefeuille, University of Ottawa School of Law
Kim Fielding, Duke University Law School
Andrew Huzar, University of Ottawa School of Law
Angela Long, University of Ottawa School of Law
Jennifer O'Sullivan, University College Cork
Josh Parker, Duke University
D. Richard Rasmussen, University of Wisconsin Law School
Anthony Ritz, Georgetown University Law Center
Jay Goodman Tamboli, Georgetown University Law Center
Sunni Yuen, University of Pennsylvania Law School

2005

Jennifer Barrigar, University of Ottawa School of Law
Michael Capiro, University of Dayton School of Law
Charles Duan, Harvard Law School
Amina Fazlullah, University of Minnesota Law School
Louisa Garib, University of Ottawa School of Law
Michelle Gordon, University of Ottawa School of Law
Anthony Gray, University of Wisconsin School of Law (EPIC West)
Rakeim Hadley, University of Tennessee College of Law
Emily Honig, Colby College
Olive Huang, Boalt Hall School of Law (EPIC West)
Kristina Irion, The Martin - Luther - University of Halle
Dhruv Kapadia, University of Virginia
Robert King, Georgetown University Law Center
Carole Lucock, University of Ottawa School of Law
Ibrahim Moiz, Howard University School of Law
Catherine Ó Súilleabháin, Georgetown University Law Center
Yong Jin Park, University of Michigan
Leila Pourtavaf, University of Ottawa School of Law
Tori Praul, Boalt Hall School of Law (EPIC West)
Guilherme Roschke, George Washington University School of Law
Jessica Shannon, Georgetown University Law Center
Kathryn Sheely, Louisiana State University Law Center
Nerisha Singh, Exeter College, University of Oxford

2004

Elizabeth Austern, George Washington University Law School
Alex Cameron, University of Ottawa School of Law
John Doe, Harvard Law
Kenneth Farrall, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Denise Golumbaski, American University Washington College of Law
Neal Hartzog, George Washington University Law School
Paul Jones, Northeastern University School of Law
Samantha Liskow, Columbia University School of Law
Dina Mashayekhi, University of Ottawa School of Law
Alexandra Minoff, Georgetown University Law Center
Patrick Mueller, University of Wisconsin School of Law
Katherine Oyama, Boalt Hall School of Law
Olumide Owoo, Columbia University School of Law
Amanda Reid, University of Florida School of Law
Tara Wheatland, Boalt Hall School of Law
Angela White, American University Washington College of Law

2003

Ruchika Agrawal, Stanford University (Computer Science)
Doug Barnes, University of Texas School of Law
John Baggaley, University of Wisconsin School of Law
Erik Blum, Brooklyn Law School
Jane Doe, American University Washington College of Law
Munged Dolah, Brooklyn Law School
Eva Gutierrez, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Micheal O Dowd, University College Cork
Milana Homsi, University of Ottawa School of Law
Waseem Karim, Washington University School of Law
David Levin, Barrie School (Montgomery County, MD)
Sara Rose, Georgetown University Law Center
Christian Schroeder, University of Kiel
Sherwin Siy, Boalt Hall School of Law
Kerry Smith, Northeastern University School of Law
Tiffany Stedman, George Washington University Law School
Elizabeth Tockman, American University Washington College of Law
Mike Trinh, Georgetown University Law Center
Maryam Zafar, University of Maryland School of Law

2002

Nicole Anastasopoulos, University of Toronto
Lauren Collins, University of Michigan
Will DeVries, Boalt Hall School of Law
Marcia Hofmann, University of Dayton School of Law
Adam Kessel, Northeastern University School of Law
Mihir Kshirsagar, Harvard College
Dwayne Nelson, Georgetown University Law Center
Rossa McMahon, University College Cork
Alex Macoun, Duke Law School / University of Sydney
Carla Meninsky, George Washington School of Law
Nathan Mitchler, American University Washington College of Law
Jane Doe, Catholic University School of Law
Jane Doe, Georgetown University Law Center
Rob Swanson, Catholic University School of Law
Jason Young, Queen's University / University of Ottawa

2001

Jane Doe, City University of New York School of Law
Greg Kahn, Boalt Hall School of Law
Richard Holland, University of Wisconsin School of Law (Kennan Peck Fellow)
Erika McCallister, Wake Forest University School of Law
Gary Schneider, Whittier School of Law
Roia Shefayee, Santa Clara University School of Law / Johns Hopkins University
Jason Sonoda, Boalt Hall School of Law
Maureen Thorson, Georgetown University Law Center
Jane Doe, National University of Ireland, Cork
John Doe, Harvard Law School