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Babak Siavoshy is a Teaching Fellow at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where his interests center on the constitutional and legal implications of emerging technologies. Prior to joining the Clinic, Babak worked in the executive office of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, and helped develop the Department’s policies and priorities on a variety of privacy and technology law issues.
Babak also served as an associate at the Washington D.C. office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he worked on Supreme Court, appellate and trial matters. He co-wrote the respondent’s brief in United States v. Jones, a Supreme Court case regarding the constitutionality of warrantless GPS tracking of a vehicle. He also worked on amicus or merits briefing in a number of other cases before the Court, including Snyder v. Phelps and Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder. Prior to joining O'Melveny, Babak was a Visiting Scholar at the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law. Babak’s research at Georgetown focused on legal issues surrounding the use of biometric identification technologies.
Babak served as a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. He graduated from Berkeley Law, where he worked on the Berkeley Journal of International Law and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and served as a Graduate Student Instructor in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Cognitive Science.
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