Chris Hoofnagle

  • Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
    Professor of Law in Residence
  • Tel: 510-643-0213
  • 341 Berkeley Law Building, Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200
  • Faculty Support Contact: Kiara Williams

Chris Jay Hoofnagle helps students from different disciplinary perspectives understand the effects of law on technology. He teaches cybersecurity, privacy, consumer protection, forensics, and seminars on new technologies. He holds a dual appointment with the School of Information.

His recent work includes The Tethered Economy, 87(4) Geo. Wash. Law Rev. (2019, with Aniket Kesari and Aaron Perzanowski), What We Buy When We “Buy Now,” 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. 315 (2017, with Aaron Perzanowski), and Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Licensed to practice in California and Washington, D.C., Hoofnagle is of counsel to Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, and an elected member of the American Law Institute.


B.A., University of Georgia (1996)
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (2000)