EFF's Staffeff.org | Oct 18th 2011
It appears that this may be a homepage or an index page with non-article content. To accurately view it, you may want to switch to the Full Web Page view.
If you know there should be an article here, help improve the article parser by reporting this page. Thanks!Skip to main content
Dan is a Staff Technologist who is passionate about defending civil liberties and encouraging government transparency. Coming to EFF with a background in mathematical logic and automated reasoning, as well as years of engineering experience at Google, Dan now works on EFF's various technical projects and helps lawyers, activists, and the public understand the civil liberties implications of important technologies.
Senior Staff Attorney
Kevin Bankston, a senior staff attorney specializing in free speech and privacy law, was the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Equal Justice Works/Bruce J. Ennis Fellow for 2003-05. His fellowship project focused on the impact of post-9/11 anti-terrorism laws and surveillance initiatives on online privacy and free expression. Before joining EFF, Kevin was the Justice William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City. At the ACLU, Kevin litigated Internet-related free speech cases, including First Amendment challenges to both the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Edelman v. N2H2, Inc.) and a federal statute regulating Internet speech in public libraries (American Library Association v. U.S.). Kevin received his J.D. in 2001 from the University of Southern California Law Center, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin.
+1 415 436 9333 x126PGP Key
Donor Relations Coordinator
Kellie Brownell helps EFF keep in touch with its many and wonderful major donors. Before protecting digital rights, she advocated for the performing arts as a fundraiser at orchestras, operas, and theaters in the US, Canada, and Germany. She majored in Medieval Studies and wrote her masters thesis on philanthropy both at Stanford University. A bit of computer history trivia: Kellie worked one summer at an office in DEC's Maynard Mill, long after its heyday. Her hair was cut as an homage to the community of creative hackers who helped fund raise for EFF at Defcon 18.
+1 415 436 9333 x113
Andrea came to EFF with years of experience in accounting. Prior to joining EFF, she was an Airline Accounts Specialist for MSAS Cargo International. Before that, she was a Bookkeeper for Spectrel International Corp. She likes to travel almost as much as she enjoys playing with the pets in our office.
+1 415 436 9333 x109
Cindy Cohn is the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as its General Counsel. She is responsible for overseeing the EFF's overall legal strategy and supervising EFF's ten staff attorneys and its legal fellow. Ms. Cohn first became involved with the EFF in 1995, when the EFF asked her to serve as the lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography. Outside the Courts, Ms. Cohn has testified before Congress, been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere for her work on cyberspace issue. The National Law Journal named Ms. Cohn one of 100 most influential lawyers in America in 2006 for "rushing to the barricades wherever freedom and civil liberties are at stake online." In 2007 the Journal named her one of the 50 most influential women lawyers in America. In 2010 Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California awarded her its Intellectual Property Vanguard Award.
+1 415 436 9333 x108Read Cindy Cohn's extended bio PGP Key
Technology Projects Director
Peter Eckersley is Technology Projects Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He keeps his eyes peeled for technologies that, by accident or design, pose a risk to computer users' freedoms—and then looks for ways to fix them. He explains gadgets to lawyers, and lawyers to gadgets. Peter's work at EFF has included privacy and security projects such as Panopticlick, HTTPS Everywhere, SSDI, and the SSL Observatory; and running the first controlled tests to confirm that Comcast was using forged reset packets to interfere with P2P protocols. Peter's PhD research at the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia and the computer science department at the University of Melbourne focused on the practicality and desirability of using "virtual market" public funding systems to legalize P2P file sharing and similar distribution tools while still paying authors and artists for their work.
+1 415 436 9333 x131PGP Key
Hanni Fakhoury is a Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation focusing on the intersection of technology and criminal law within the Coders Rights Project. Prior to joining EFF, Hanni worked as a federal public defender in San Diego. In less than four years, he tried fourteen felony jury and bench trials and argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals four times, winning three reversals, including a reversal in U.S. v. Sandoval-Gonzalez, 642 F.3d 717 (9th Cir. 2011). He also served as a copy editor for the 2010 edition of Defending a Federal Criminal Case. While in law school, Hanni worked at the federal public defender's office in Sacramento, where he obtained acquittals in one jury trial and two bench trials. Hanni is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he received two degrees, including a honors degree in history, and Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of Barristers for his excellence in written and oral advocacy. Hanni is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
415.436.9333 x117PGP Key
A lifelong geek, Eva misspent her youth working as a Systems Administrator all over Silicon Valley. Since then, she has seen the error of her ways and earned degrees in Political Science and International Relations from SFSU. She comes to EFF from the US-China Policy Institute, where she researched Chinese energy policy, helped to organize conferences, and attempted to make use of her rudimentary Mandarin skills. Her interests include aerials, rock climbing, opera, and not being paged at 3 o'clock in the morning because the mail server is down.
+1 415 436 9333 x111
David Grant, also known as Starchy, works ruthlessly to keep the servers running on time. His tireless passion for making sure things actually work right has served him well in his previous experience not only as a sysadmin but in systems engineering, tech support, software development, lit rag editor, and as the night clerk at a Hungarian youth hostel. In his free time he enjoys gaming, trail running, scuba diving, and incredibly dumb ideas poorly disguised as art.
415.436.9333 x114PGP Key
International IP Director
Gwen Hinze is EFF's International Intellectual Property Director. Gwen is an attorney specializing in international intellectual property policy issues. She works on policy development and legal analysis for EFF's international program, which focuses on educating global policy-makers about the need for balanced intellectual property regimes that protect creators, preserve access to knowledge, foster technological innovation, and empower digital consumers. Before joining EFF, she practiced in M&A, capital markets, and infrastructure law at the international Australian law firm, Allens Arthur Robinson, and worked for the Australian government in public policy and litigation. Gwen holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Australia's Monash University.
+1 415 436 9333 x110Read Gwen Hinze's extended bio PGP Key
Senior Staff Attorney
Marcia Hofmann is a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she works on a broad range of digital civil liberties issues including computer security, electronic privacy, and free expression. She currently focuses on computer crime and EFF's Coders' Rights Project, which promotes innovation and protects the rights of curious tinkerers and researchers in their cutting-edge exploration of technology. She is also a non-residential fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society.
Marcia co-founded EFF's FOIA Litigation For Accountable Government Project in 2006. Documents made public though her open government work have been reported by the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, Fox News, and CNN, among others.
Prior to joining EFF, Marcia was staff counsel and director of the Open Government Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). She is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and Mount Holyoke College.
+1 415 436 9333 x116PGP Key
Media Relations Director
Rebecca Jeschke is EFF's Media Relations Director. Before joining EFF, she worked in television and Internet news for more than ten years, including stints as an Internet producer for CBS 5 in San Francisco and as a senior supervising producer for TechTV. She has also been a travel guide editor, an English teacher in the Dominican Republic, and a worker on a "slime line" gutting fish in Alaska. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University.
+1 415 436 9333 x125
Aaron is EFF's Membership Coordinator. He started in the Massachusetts development world supervising membership at the New England Aquarium, and in donor operations at Perkins School for the Blind. Aaron's interest in human rights and civil liberties came to a head during his years at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles' Little Toyko, which works to educate the public about the unconstitutional incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. He still carries the spirit of "gaman" perseverance everywhere he goes. Aaron enjoys 70s and/or artsy foreign horror, cake sculpting, and generally making things out of other things. He is also an avid barbecue enthusiast.
+1 415 436 9333 x120
Micah Lee is EFF's web developer. An avid GNU/Linux user, he has been writing code in a variety of languages for a variety of platforms for over a decade. Prior to joining EFF he worked for Radical Designs, an activist-oriented web development cooperative. He has also tried his hand at iPhone and Android game development. He takes a keen interest in computer security, privacy, and internet freedoms. Other interests include bicycling, attending steampunk events, and nerdy TV shows like Star Trek, Buffy, and Firefly.
+1 415 436 9333 x132PGP Key
Cherese Logan is the Administrative Assistant, just starting her career here at EFF. As part of the Development team, she is responsible for donors and shoppers receiving their merchandise on time and assisting with the 'smooth running' of EFF events as well as general office duties and lending a hand to anyone who may need it. Prior to joining EFF, she was the Administrative Assistant at KPIX ch.5 / KBHK ch.12 and then a stay – at – home mom and home - maker to her four children. She enjoys being awesomely charming, cooking, baking and traveling and values family time with all 12 of her (step) children.
+1 415 436 9333 x139
Jennifer Lynch is a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and works on open government, transparency and privacy issues as part of EFF's FOIA Litigation for Accountable Government (FLAG) Project. Prior to joining EFF, Jennifer was the Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law. At the Samuelson Clinic, Jennifer specialized in privacy and intellectual property issues, including investigations on social media, privacy and the smart electrical grid, digital books, and open source regimes for biotech. Before the Clinic, Jennifer practiced with Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco and clerked for Judge A. Howard Matz in the Central District of California. She earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from UC Berkeley. She has published academically on identity theft and phishing attacks (20 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 259) and sovereign immunity in civil rights cases (62 Fla. L. Rev. 203).
Legal Intake Coordinator
Mark is the Legal Intake Coordinator and is often the first point of reference for people interested in representation by the EFF. When not on the phones or answering emails, Mark can be found reading, taking photos, and riding his bike. He was educated at Reed College, and Wadham College, University of Oxford. His studies focused on early 20th c. British Political History and contemporary U.S. Politics, but were accompanied by side passions for cyberlaw and technology policy.
Lori comes to EFF with a lengthy background in emergency communications and has extensive experience in training, operations management and event planning. Lori also spent several years serving as a volunteer on the Board of Directors of the Center for Independent Living and the Tabitha Foundation. She's now putting her event planning skills to work at EFF helping with fundraising events such as our Geek Readings and Pioneer Awards. Lori loves working with the staff and membership of EFF. "It's heartening to see how a member's sustaining donations add up to significant amounts over time!" Lori received her B.A. from Mills College in Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis.
+1 415 436 9333 x124
Intellectual Property Director and Kahle Promise Fellow
Corynne McSherry is Intellectual Property Director at EFF, specializing in intellectual property and free speech issues. Prior to joining EFF, Corynne was a civil litigator at the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, LLP. Corynne has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a Ph.D from the University of California at San Diego, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. While in law school, Corynne published Who Owns Academic Work?: Battling for Control of Intellectual Property (Harvard University Press, 2001).
+1 415 436 9333 x122
Senior Staff Attorney
Kurt Opsahl is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation focusing on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Opsahl worked at Perkins Coie, where he represented technology clients with respect to intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online liability matters, including working on Kelly v. Arribasoft, MGM v. Grokster and CoStar v. LoopNet. For his work responding to government subpoenas, Opsahl is proud to have been called a "rabid dog" by the Department of Justice. Prior to Perkins, Opsahl was a research fellow to Professor Pamela Samuelson at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information Management & Systems. Opsahl received his law degree from Boalt Hall, and undergraduate degree from U.C. Santa Cruz. Opsahl co-authored "Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook." In 2007, Opsahl was named as one of the "Attorneys of the Year" by California Lawyer magazine for his work on the O'Grady v. Superior Court appeal.
+1 415 436 9333 x106PGP Key
Rebecca Reagan is the Operations Manager at EFF. Prior to coming to EFF, Rebecca directed the federally-funded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, worked in employee benefits consulting and software project management, and was a participant in the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program, through which she worked for Karsten Voigt, the Coordinator of German-American Cooperation for the German Foreign Ministry. Rebecca enjoys rock climbing, knitting and long-distance bicycling, and loves being back in a non-profit, values-driven environment.
415.436.9333 x 135
Rainey Reitman leads the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Prior to joining EFF, she served as Director of Communications for the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit advocacy and education organization promoting consumer privacy. She is primarily interested in the intersection between personal privacy and technology, particularly social networking privacy, locational privacy and online data brokers. Reitman earned her BA from Bard College in Multidisciplinary Studies: Creative Writing, Russian & Gender Studies.
Reitman serves as a steering committee member for the Bradley Manning Support Network, a network of individuals and organizations advocating for the release of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning. She also volunteers with several nonprofit and feminist groups.
415.436.9333 x140PGP Key
International Rights Director
Katitza Rodriguez is EFF's international rights director. She concentrates on comparative policy of international privacy issues, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and cross border data flows. Her work in EFF's International Program also focuses on cybersecurity at the intersection of privacy, freedom of expression, and copyright enforcement. She is an advisor to the UN Internet Governance Forum (2009-2010), and a member of the Advisory Board of Privacy International. Before joining EFF, Katitza was director of the international privacy program at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington D.C., where amongst other things, she worked on The Privacy and Human Rights Report, an international survey of privacy law and developments. Katitza is well known to many in global civil society and in international policy venues for her work at the U.N. Internet Governance Forum and her pivotal role in the creation and ongoing success of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, for which she served as the civil society liaison while at EPIC from 2008 to March 2010. Katitza holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Lima, Peru.
+1 415 436 9333 x121 @txituaPGP Key
Open Government Legal Fellow
Mark is the Open Government Legal Fellow at EFF, where he works primarily on the FOIA Litigation for Accountable Government (FLAG) Project. His legal interests include the First Amendment, information privacy, and the ways technology can improve how we structure government. He received his law degree from Boalt Hall and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. In his spare time, Mark likes doing the New York Times crossword puzzle, cheering for disappointing sports teams, and traveling.
415.436.9333 ext. 137
Julie Samuels, a Staff Attorney at EFF, focuses on intellectual property issues. Before joining EFF, Julie litigated IP and entertainment cases in Chicago at Loeb & Loeb and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Julie spent time as a legislative assistant at the Media Coalition in New York and as an assistant editor at the National Journal Group in D.C. She was also an intern at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Julie earned her JD from Vanderbilt University and her B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Senior Staff Technologist
Seth Schoen created the position of EFF Staff Technologist, helping other technologists understand the civil liberties implications of their work, EFF staff better understand the underlying technology related to EFF's legal work, and the public understand what the technology products they use really do. Schoen comes to EFF from Linuxcare, where he worked for two years as a senior consultant. While at Linuxcare, Schoen helped create the Linuxcare Bootable Business Card CD-ROM. Prior to Linuxcare, Schoen worked at AtreNet, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Toronto Dominion Bank. Schoen attended the University of California at Berkeley with a Chancellor's Scholarship.
+1 415 436 9333 x107PGP Key
Stephanie Shattuck was born at a very early age in Austin, Texas. Her first career was in theater, where she was a costume designer and technician, most notably for seven seasons at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She has been a legal secretary for over a dozen years now and has worked at various law firms in the Bay Area. She spent a year abroad teaching English as a Foreign Language in Barcelona and Istanbul and still loves to travel whenever she can. Stephanie attended the University of Texas at Austin and received her B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of Houston.
+1 202 797 9009PGP Key
Prior to becoming EFF's Executive Director in 2000, Shari served as EFF's Legal Director for eight years. She is also co-founder of Bridges.org, a nonprofit working to ensure sound technology policy in developing nations. She has spoken widely on civil liberties law in newly emerging technologies, including on the CBS Evening News, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, and National Public Radio. As EFF's Legal Director, she advised the NTIA on hate crimes in telecommunications, the U.S. Sentencing Commission on sentencing guidelines for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the No Electronic Theft Act, and the National Research Council on U.S. encryption policy. She has spoken about Internet law as part of the Smithsonian Institution's lecture series on the Internet, the ABA's TechWorld Conference, the National Law Journal's annual Computer Law Conference, and the National Forum for Women Corporate Counsel. A graduate of Widener University School of Law, Shari later served as a teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, where she earned an LL.M. degree in Advocacy. Ms. Steele also holds a Master of Science degree in Instructional Media from West Chester University.
+1 415 436 9333 x103
Senior Staff Attorney
Lee Tien is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in free speech law, including intersections with intellectual property law and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Lee was a sole practitioner specializing in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation. Mr. Tien has published articles on children's sexuality and information technology, anonymity, surveillance, and the First Amendment status of publishing computer software. Lee received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University, where he was very active in journalism at the Stanford Daily. After working as a news reporter at the Tacoma News Tribune for a year, Lee went to law school at Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley. Lee also did graduate work in the Program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at UC-Berkeley.
+1 415 436 9333 x102
Trevor Timm is an Activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He specializes in free speech issues and government transparency. Before joining the EFF, Trevor helped the longtime General Counsel of The New York Times, James Goodale, write a book on the First Amendment. He has also worked for the former President of the ACLU and at The New Yorker. He graduated from Northeastern University and has a J.D. from New York Law School.
Trevor also curates the Twitter account @WLLegal that reports on legal news surrounding WikiLeaks, the right to publish classified information, and other freedom of the press issues.
415-436-9333, Ext 104
Leez, a second-person narrative. You find pleasure in freely-modifiable and redistributable things. While writing your college thesis on the free and open-source software movements, you rebuilt Continuing Education's course-management servers with free and open-source software. You are a social justice advocate that specializes in vehemently arguing why worker-run factories are so rad. Lately you also find pleasure in the ancient art of seafaring, the modern art of flashmobs, and trying to make music emerge from your electronic keyboard.
+1 415 894 0042PGP Key
Director for International Freedom of Expression
Jillian C. York is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. A longtime blogger and activist, Jillian is particularly interested in government censorship, the policing of content in corporate online spaces, anonymity, surveillance technologies, and digital activism. She comes to EFF from Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society where she worked on, among other things, the OpenNet Initiative and Herdict projects.
Jillian writes regularly for Al Jazeera and is on the board of directors of Global Voices.
+1 415 436 9333 x118
Senior Staff Attorney
Matt Zimmerman is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focusing on civil liberties, free speech, and privacy law. He is particularly interested in how anonymity, free expression, and online activism are affected by Internet intermediaries. His practice further includes ongoing work in intellectual property law as well as government transparency issues. Prior to joining EFF, Matt was a Privacy Fellow at the public interest law firm The First Amendment Project where he specialized in privacy and open government issues. Previously, Matt worked at the international law firm Morrison
& Foerster LLP, where he focused on technology and commercial litigation matters, and the nonprofit advocacy organization The First Amendment
Project, where he specialized in privacy and free speech issues. He earned his law degree from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
+1 415 436 9333 x127PGP Key
Canine Outreach Coordinator
Kodi is EFF's resident Newfoundland, specializing in drooling, shedding, sleeping and barking at inappropriate times. On the internet, no one knows he's a dog. AIM handle: MegaBioAibo.
+1 415 436 9333 xWUFDonate to EFF Join EFF
EFF Gets Straight Privacy Answers From Amazon About New "Silk" Tablet Browser https://eff.org/r.E6a #privacyOct 18 @ 7:58pm
Government secrecy out of control: the dangers in classifying the news. https://eff.org/r.D6ZOct 18 @ 2:53pm
Original Page: https://www.eff.org/about/staff
Shared from Read It Later