Prof. Ken Bamberger

Kenneth A. Bamberger is Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, where he teaches Administrative Law, The First Amendment, and Technology and Governance.  His research focuses on issues of technology and corporate regulation.  In particular, Bamberger’s work explores the regulation of data protection and information privacy, the use of technology by administrative agencies, and the reliance on technology in corporate compliance.  With Professor Deirdre Mulligan of the UC Berkeley School of Information and BCLT, he is principal investigator on a major project comparing corporate privacy protection in the US, Canada and Europe.


J. Beckwith (Becky) Burr

J. Beckwith (“Becky”) Burr is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and a member of the Communications, Privacy and Internet Law Practice Group and the Financial Institutions Practice Group. She joined the firm in 1989. Ms. Burr is a veteran of the Federal Trade Commission and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration. She has both a regulatory and transactional practice focused on e-commerce, information technology, intellectual property licensing, and international regulation of communications and information technology.

Michael Hintze

Michael Hintze

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

Chris Jay Hoofnagle, J.D (University of Georgia) is the Director of Information Privacy Programs and Senior Fellow for BCLT and the Samuelson Clinic. He is an expert in information privacy law. Hoofnagle’s research focuses on identity theft, security breaches, and consumer perceptions and attitudes towards privacy laws.  He co-chairs the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference. Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Hoofnagle was a non-residential fellow withStanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Prior to that, Hoofnagle focused on regulation of telemarketing, financial services privacy, and credit reporting at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. He is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.


Peter J. Hustinx

Mr. Hustinx (1945) has been European Data Protection Supervisor since January 2004 and was re-appointed by the European Parliament and the Council in January 2009 for a second term of five years. He has been closely involved in the development of data protection law from the start, both at national and at international level. Before entering his office, Mr. Hustinx was President of the Dutch Data Protection Authority since 1991. From 1996 until 2000 he was Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party. He received law degrees in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and in Ann Arbor, USA. Since 1986 he has been deputy judge in the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam.

John B. Kennedy

John B. Kennedy

John Kennedy is a partner in Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Groups in New York. In 25 years of practice, Mr. Kennedy has advised on information technology; advice and negotiation on outsourcing arrangements, including the restructuring of outsourcing agreements; information security and privacy compliance; intellectual property licensing and litigation; intellectual property protection; strategy and commercialization; and the law of unfair competition. His transactional practice includes outsourcing, licensing, joint ventures, M&A, strategic alliances and commercial arrangements that involve general intellectual property, technology and data privacy issues.

Susan Lyon

Susan Lyon

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 Mulligan

Deirdre K. Mulligan

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.

Lydia Parnes

Lydia Parnes

Lydia Parnes is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on privacy, data security, online advertising, and general advertising and marketing practices. The former director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Lydia is a highly regarded privacy expert. As director of the BCP, one of the FTC’s two law-enforcement bureaus and the nation’s only federal consumer-protection agency, Lydia oversaw data security enforcement efforts and the development of the FTC’s approach to online advertising. She testified on numerous occasions on the benefits of a nationwide data breach law, the risks of legislating in the technology area, and the need to assist consumers who become victims of identity theft.

Jason Schultz

Jason M. Schultz

Jason M. Schultz is the Acting Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and a clinical instructor at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Before joining Boalt Hall as a faculty member in the Samuelson Clinic, he was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the leading digital rights groups in the world. Prior to EFF, he practiced intellectual property law at the firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C. and served as a clerk to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen of the Northern District of California.

Prof. Paul Schwartz

Paul Schwartz

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.

Jennifer Urban

Jennifer M. Urban

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

Christopher Wolf

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.

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