Kenneth Bamberger, BCLT and Berkeley Law
Dalton Caldwell, CEO, App.Net
Jim DeGraw, Partner, Ropes & Gray
Michelle Dennedy, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, McAfee
Michael R. Glaser, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Scott Goss, Senior Privacy Counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated
Michael D. Hintze, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft
Chris Hoofnagle, BCLT and Berkeley Law
Travis LeBlanc, Special Assistant Attorney General, California Department of Justice
Susan Lyon, Special Counsel, Cooley LLP
Deirdre K. Mulligan, BCLT and Berkeley School of Information
Daren M. Orzechowski, White & Case LLP
Harriet Pearson, Partner, Hogan Lovells and Former Chief Privacy Officer, IBM
Karl Nikolaus Peifer, University of Cologne Law School
Gabriel Ramsey, Partner, Orrick
Paul Schwartz, BCLT and Berkeley Law
Jule Sigall, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft
Jennifer M. Urban, BCLT and Berkeley Law
Christopher Wolf, Hogan Lovells
Kenneth A. Bamberger is a Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law, where he teaches Administrative Law, The First Amendment, and Technology and Governance. His research focuses on issues of technology and corporate regulation. With Professor Deirdre Mulligan of the UC Berkeley School of Information and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, he is principal investigator on a major project comparing corporate privacy protection in the US, Canada and Europe. Additionally, he is the Director of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society.
Jim DeGraw is a corporate technology partner who works with clients to anticipate and handle the legal issues ever-changing technologies present. He regularly leads transactions for which technology or IP assets are key drivers, provides clients with strategic advice on protecting and maximizing their investments in technology, and advises clients on handling and securing the data their businesses collect and process. Jim brings to any representation his computer science background and his experience of having spent years working for firm clients on technology matters while based in Asia.
Michael Glaser is a leading Partner in the firm's Emerging Companies practice group, which earned Perkins Coie recognition as US News & World Reports 2012 Firm of the Year for Venture Capital Law. Michael is involved in firm management as a member of Perkins Coie's Executive Committee. Michael has a background in finance and brings a valuable quantitative perspective to transactional negotiations through modeling and other analytical tools. Michael is a member of the Model Document Working Group for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and a leader in the effort to streamline venture capital negotiations through the use of standardized documents. He has led clients in the consumer e-commerce, interactive entertainment, digital media, cloud services, and premise-based software, sectors through hundreds of venture capital transactions ranging from seed stage through mezzanine financings. Michael's clients have been financed by top tier traditional venture capital firms, such as Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures, as well as leading "super-angel" firms such as SV Angel, Felicis Ventures, Floodgate Capital, 500 startups, and Andreessen Horowitz. Michael also has an active M&A practice, and has advised clients in complex mergers and strategic business combinations ranging in size from several million dollars to several hundred million dollars. Michael works with a number of non-profit organizations including Twestival and Jamie Oliver's Food Foundation.
Michael Hintze is Chief Privacy Counsel and an Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft Corporation’s Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) group. He joined Microsoft in 1998, and his practice currently includes a number of regulatory and public policy issues, focused on privacy and related matters worldwide. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Hintze was an associate with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice focused on export controls, the regulation of encryption technologies and commercial matters for technology companies. He joined the firm following a judicial clerkship on the Washington State Supreme Court. Mr. Hintze is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Columbia University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. He is a regular speaker on data privacy issues, and has published articles on a range of subjects including privacy, U.S. export regulations, and capital punishment.
Chris Jay Hoofnagle is the director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology's information privacy programs and senior fellow to the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. He is an expert in information privacy law.
Hoofnagle's recent work focuses on promoting competition among financial institutions to prevent identity theft. In Identity Theft: Making the Unknown Knowns Known, he discusses the problem of "synthetic identity theft," a form of crime where an impostor fabricates personal information and yet still can obtain credit accounts. Hoofnagle argues that the rise of this form of fraud demonstrates a fundamental failure in banks' anti-fraud gatekeeper function, and proposes market reforms for reducing identity theft.
Susan Lyon is co-chair of Cooley LLP's Privacy practice group. Ms. Lyon counsels clients from small start-ups to major Internet, technology, advertising and telecommunications companies on a wide range of U.S. and international privacy and data security issues. Representative areas of expertise include CAN-SPAM, FTC Act, Children's Online Privacy Protections Act (COPPA), telemarketing laws, data security and data breach notice obligations, behavioral targeting and advertising, online and mobile tracking and monitoring using automatic tracking technology, facial recognition and biometrics, cloud computing strategy, and legislative and regulatory policy and outreach.
Deirdre K. Mulligan is an Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. She was previously the Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and a Clinical Professor of Law at Berkeley Law. Before coming to UC Berkeley, she was staff counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington.
Daren Orzechowski is a member of White & Case's Intellectual Property Group. Practicing in all areas of intellectual property law, he handles both litigation and transactional matters for clients in a variety of industries, including information technology, software, outsourcing, sports and entertainment. His practice also includes matters involving trademarks and Internet-related issues. He regularly assists clients with intellectual property enforcement and licensing and has appeared before courts and tribunals throughout the United States. In addition to multinational corporate clients, Daren works with entrepreneurs and start-up companies and is a partner in White & Case's Emerging Companies practice.
Harriet Pearson has over 20 years of global business experience in all aspects of privacy, cybersecurity and technology law, policy, and compliance. Harriet was one of the first Chief Privacy Officers in the Fortune 500 and is an internationally recognized corporate privacy and data security pioneer. Her practice focuses on counseling clients on privacy and information security policy and compliance matters such as cross-border data transfers, data security incident response and remediation, and information and cybersecurity risk management and governance.
Prof. Peifer is currently Director of the Institute for Media Law and Communications Law of the University of Cologne and Director of the Institute for Broadcasting Law at the University of Cologne. He studied law, economics and romanic languages at the Universities of Trier, Bonn, Hamburg and Kiel. He held positions as a researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property Law in Munich, as an Assistant Professor in Kiel, and as a Professor in Frankfurt/Oder and Bochum. Since 2003 he is judge at the Oberlandesgericht Hamm. His main fields of research are Intellectual Property and Media Law.
Gabriel M. Ramsey, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, a member of the Intellectual Property Group and a leader of the Entertainment and Gaming Group and the Internet Safety, Security and Privacy Group, focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation. In 2012, Mr. Ramsey was named one of the top 75 IP litigators in California by The Daily Journal.
He has substantial experience in high technology- and entertainment-related matters involving copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent law. He has significant experience in carrying out Internet enforcement actions involving cybercrime, fraud and deceptive activity, brand violations, intellectual property infringement and privacy breaches. He also has handled many licensing matters and general commercial disputes.
Paul Schwartz, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, is a leading international expert on information privacy, copyright, telecommunications and information law. He has published widely on these topics. In the US, his articles and essays have appeared in periodicals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and N.Y.U. Law Review. His books include Privacy Law Fundamentals (2011)(co-author Daniel Solove) and Information Privacy Law (4th ed., 2011)(co-author Daniel Solove). Professor Schwartz has provided expert opinions, advice, and testimony to numerous governmental bodies in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has also served as an organizer of the Privacy Law Salon, which is held annually in Miami.
Jule Sigall is Associate General Counsel for Copyright in Microsoft's Legal & Corporate Affairs department, where he leads the company’s copyright and trade secrets group. Before joining Microsoft, Jule served as Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office, where he led the division responsible for providing domestic and international copyright policy advice to both the Legislative and Executive branches. He was principal drafter of the Office's Report on Orphan Works and testified on the Report before Subcommittees of the Senate and House of Representatives. He was also an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, where he taught copyright law, and is a frequent speaker on copyright in both domestic and international conferences. Prior to his government service, Jule practiced in the Intellectual Property & Technology Group of Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, where he was involved in some of the leading cases involving copyright and new technology. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and received his A.B. from Duke University.
Jennifer M. Urban is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Broadly, her research considers how values such as free expression, freedom to innovate, and privacy are mediated by technology, the laws that govern technology, and private-ordering systems. Her clinic students represent clients in numerous public interest cases and projects at the intersection of technological change and societal interests such as civil liberties, innovation, and creative expression. Recent Clinic projects include work on individual privacy rights, copyright and free expression, artists’ rights, free and open source licensing, government surveillance, the “smart” electricity grid, biometrics, and defensive patent licensing. Professor Urban comes to Berkeley Law from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic. Prior to joining the USC faculty in 2004, she was the Samuelson Clinic’s first fellow and visiting assistant professor. Prior to that, she was an attorney with the Venture Law Group in Silicon Valley. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in biological science (concentration in neurobiology and behavior) and from Berkeley Law with a J.D. (intellectual property certificate).
Christopher Wolf leads the global privacy practice at Hogan Lovells and is founder and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank promoting the advancement of privacy. Chris’ practice includes compliance counseling, representation of clients in investigations and disputes, and participation in public policy developments. Chris has practiced law for 33 years, and started his focus on privacy with a pro bono case representing a gay sailor the Navy proposed to eject under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell based on information it obtained illegally from AOL. Chris produced the first comprehensive privacy treatise for the Practising Law Institute, and is a frequent author and lecturer on privacy and Internet issues. He recently testified before the United States International Trade Commission on privacy and digital free trade. He was the first privacy practitioner to testify, in January 2012, before the Privacy Subcommittee of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, and was the only privacy lawyer to speak at the 2011 eG8 in Paris. In conjunction with Berkeley scholars Paul Schwartz and Chris Hoofnagle, and GW Professor Daniel Solove, Chris is an organizer of the Privacy Law Salon series of conferences.