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 Law Building (North Addition), Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200
  • Faculty Support Contact: Kiara Williams

Kenneth A. Bamberger is The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is Faculty co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) and of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, and is a core faculty member of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business (BCLB).

Prof. Bamberger is an expert on technology, government regulation, and corporate compliance, in both the United States and Europe. At Berkeley, he teaches Administrative Law; the First Amendment (Speech and Religion); Corporate Compliance; Privacy Counseling and Compliance, the Law and Technology Writing Workshop; and Jewish Law.

For his recent book, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe , 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. His current work addresses platform market power, consumer expectations and the privacy behavior of free and paid apps, and government use of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.

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, D.C.

Outside the law school, Prof. Bamberger serves on the on the Board of Trustees of the Leo Baeck Institute, and the academic advisory boards of the Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Institute. In the fall of 2017, he was selected for the U.S. Department of Commerce-European Commission list of arbitrators developed as part of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

Bamberger is a Fellow at the Federmann Cyber Center of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a founding board member of the Israel Tech Policy Institute, and U.S. academic director of the Tel Aviv-Berkeley Executive LLM Program. He has been a Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University Law School and a Visiting Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. 

(Photo credit: Hagit Caspi)


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