Kenneth A. Bamberger

  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law
    Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
    Faculty Director, Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
  • Tel: 510-643-6218
  • 446 Boalt Hall (North Addition), Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200
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Kenneth A. Bamberger is The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

Prof. Bamberger is an expert on government regulation and corporate compliance, especially with regard to issues of technology, free expression, and information privacy and security, in both the United States and Europe. He has published widely on risk regulation, the use of technology in regulation and compliance, and the role of private actors in regulation.

For his recent book, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe (MIT Press), Bamberger and his co-author, Berkeley I-School Prof. Deirdre Mulligan, were awarded the 2016 Privacy Leadership Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

At Berkeley, Bamberger teaches Administrative Law, the First Amendment (Speech and Religion), Technology and Governance, and Jewish Law.

Bamberger graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review. Before coming to Berkeley Law, he clerked for federal appeals court Judge Amalya L. Kearse and U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the United States Solicitor General, and was an associate, and then counsel, at the Wilmer Hale firm in Washington DC.

Outside the law school, Prof. Bamberger has served on the advisory boards of the Future of Privacy Forum, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, and the Israel Institute; on the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism Task Force on Internet Hate; and on the Program Committee for the European Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC). From 2013-2015, he served as the first co-chair of UC Berkeley’s Center for Jewish Studies, and from 2015-2016, he was a visiting professor at Cegla Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law at Tel Aviv University.


B.A., Harvard University (1990)
Henry Fellow, Cambridge University (1991)
J.D., Harvard University (1998)