EPIC Board and Staff

EPIC Board of Directors

Marc Rotenberg, President [bio]
Jennifer Daskal, Chair [bio]
Harry Lewis, Secretary [bio]
Pablo Molina, Treasurer [bio]
Anita Allen [bio]
Danielle Citron [bio]
Whitfield Diffie [bio]
David Farber [bio]
Addison Fischer [bio]
Jeff Jonas [bio]
Chris Larsen [bio]
Helen Nissenbaum [bio]
Paul Smith [bio]
Sherry Turkle [bio]
Shoshana Zuboff [bio]

EPIC Media Contacts

EPIC Staff

Marc Rotenberg, EPIC President and Executive Director, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x106

Marc Rotenberg is President and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C. He teaches at Georgetown Law and frequently testifies before Congress on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. He has served on several national and international advisory panels. He has authored many amicus briefs for federal and state courts. He is a founding board member and former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain. He is editor of "The Privacy Law Sourcebook" (EPIC 2018) and co-editor of "Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions" (The New Press 2015) and (with Anita Allen) "Privacy Law and Society" (West 2016). He currently serves on expert panels for the National Academies of Science and the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology, and Innovation. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School, and received an LLM in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown Law. He served as Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee after graduation from law school. He is the recipient of several awards, including the World Technology Award in Law, the American Lawyer Award for Top Lawyers Under 45, the Norbert Weiner Award for Social and Professional Responsibility, and the Vicennial medal from Georgetown University for distinguished service. He was named one of the top lawyers in America by Lawdragon. He is a member of the bar of D.C., Massachusetts, several federal appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgetown Law bio - Marc Rotenberg. Wikipedia bio - Marc Rotenberg


Christine Bannan, EPIC Consumer Protection Counsel, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x107

Christine BannanChristine Bannan is EPIC's Consumer Protection Counsel. She writes comments and complaints to the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and other agencies to help protect the privacy of consumers and Internet users. Ms. Bannan has testified on behalf of EPIC before the Federal Election Commission about transparency requirements for online campaign ads. She also runs the monthly Privacy Coalition meeting that brings together representatives of consumer and privacy organizations with key Washington decision makers in the privacy field. Before joining EPIC as a fellow, she completed internships at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Wikimedia Foundation, and the U.S. Copyright Office. Ms. Bannan is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and the College of the Holy Cross, where she earned a B.A. in Classics. She is a member of the Massachusetts bar and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).


Alan Butler, EPIC Senior Counsel, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x103

Alan Butler is Senior Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, Mr. Butler manages EPIC's litigation, including the Amicus Program, and files briefs in emerging privacy and civil liberties cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts. Mr. Butler has argued on behalf of EPIC in privacy and open government cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Courts of New Mexico and New Jersey. Mr. Butler has authored briefs on behalf of EPIC in significant privacy cases, including an amicus brief in Riley v. California that was cited in the Supreme Court's unanimous opinion upholding Fourth Amendment protections for cell phones. He has also authored briefs on national security, open government, workplace privacy, and consumer privacy issues. Mr. Butler is also Chair of the Privacy and Information Protection Committee of the ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice. He is co-author of the most recent edition of Communications Law and Policy: Cases and Materials and has also published several articles on emerging privacy issues, including: Products Liability and the Internet of (Insecure) Things: Should Manufacturers Be Liable for Damage Caused by Hacked Devices?, Get a Warrant: The Supreme Court's New Course for Digital Privacy Rights after Riley v. California, Standing Up to Clapper: How to Increase Transparency and Oversight of FISA Surveillance, and When Cyberweapons End Up on Private Networks: Third Amendment Implications for Cybersecurity Policy. Mr. Butler is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a B.A. in Economics. He is a member of the DC Bar and the State Bar of California.


Julia Cooke, EPIC Development Director, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x105

Julia Cooke serves as EPIC's Development Director. In this role she plans and directs EPIC's fundraising, including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and online contributions. She also oversees Board communication, grant seeking, proposal writing, and prospect research. Julia worked at Georgetown University's Office of Advancement for nearly four years, as part of a Principal Gifts team that successfully exceeded a 10 year campaign goal of $1.5 billion, raising $1.67 billion overall. She has also held research, marketing, and fundraising positions at WestLaw, the Center for Global Development, and the Melanoma Research Foundation. Julia holds a BA in Government from Georgetown University, and is currently pursuing an MA in Communications with a double concentration in corporate and nonprofit communications and public relations from Johns Hopkins University.


John Davisson, EPIC Counsel, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x120

John Davisson is Counsel at EPIC. John works on a variety of appellate litigation and Freedom of Information Act cases. John first came to EPIC in 2015 as a clerk in the Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program. He has previously clerked at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, served as a student attorney in the Civil Rights Section of Georgetown's Institute for Public Representation, and interned at the Appignani Humanist Legal Center. John is a 2016 magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he was managing editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, a Georgetown Law Fellow, and an NGO observer to the 9/11 military commission at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. He worked as a journalist before entering the law and earned his B.A. at Columbia University. John is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.


Caitriona Fitzgerald, Chief Technology Officer and EPIC Policy Director, [Mailbox], 617.945.8409

Caitriona Fitzgerald is Chief Technology Officer and Policy Director for EPIC. In her capacity as EPIC Policy Director she provides expertise to shape strong privacy and open government laws at both the state and federal level. Her work as CTO focuses on improving EPIC's web presence. Based in Somerville, Massachusetts, Caitriona is building a Boston-area presence for EPIC. She recently co-authored The Secret Ballot at Risk: Recommendations for Protecting Democracy, a report highlighting the right to a secret ballot and how Internet voting threatens voter privacy. Prior to joining EPIC, she served as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Massachusetts State Senator Barry R. Finegold. She is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, earned her bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the State University of New York at Geneseo, and is a former EPIC clerk. Caitriona is a member of the Massachusetts bar.


Megan Iorio, EPIC Appellate Advocacy Fellow, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x124

iorioMegan Iorio is EPIC's Appellate Advocacy Fellow. Megan graduated from Georgetown Law, where she was a Public Interest Fellow with a focus on human rights, civil liberties, and privacy. She spent two years as a Research Assistant at Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy & Technology, contributing to work on the history of U.S. surveillance of immigrants and the privacy implications of state use of face recognition technology. Megan has also co-authored a report on violence against LGBT individuals in El Salvador for Georgetown Law's Human Rights Fact-Finding Project, investigated human rights abuses as a Palestine Works Fellow at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jerusalem, and spent a semester representing DC residents in eviction court. Prior to law school, Megan was the Organizing Director of Just Foreign Policy, where she managed grassroots campaigns promoting progressive foreign policy reform. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University. Megan is a member of the D.C. bar.


Eleni Kyriakides, EPIC International Counsel, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x111

Eleni Kyriakides is EPIC's International Counsel and oversees EPIC's International Program. Ms. Kyriakides has contributed to EPIC's amicus submissions on key global privacy issues, including the Microsoft case (US Supreme Court) and the Schrems case (CJEU) and EPIC's Freedom of Information Act litigation. She has represented EPIC at the International Working Group on Data Protection and the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. She has also organized NGO conferences in Brussels and Hong Kong in cooperation with the Public Voice coalition. Ms. Kyriakides has published two articles in Just Security and spoke recently before the European Parliament on cross border access to personal data by law enforcement. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She is a member of the D.C. Bar.


Candace Paul, EPIC Outreach and Engagement Strategist, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x128

paulCandace Paul is EPIC's Outreach and Engagement Strategist. In that capacity, she manages EPIC's social media presence and outreach efforts. Candace has assisted non-profits, private companies and government agencies in the development of strategic communication plans and process improvement measures for over ten years. Candace holds a J.D. from David A. Clarke School of Law and a B.A. in Public Relations from Howard University. She has worked at the Department of Justice, the Department of Agriculture, National Labor Relations Board, and the in the D.C. Office of Communications with then Mayor Anthony Williams. Candace is also a published author. Her debut novella, Spiritual Warfare, was a Bestseller in Religious Science Fiction and Fantasy.


Jeramie Scott, EPIC Senior Counsel and Director, EPIC Domestic Surveillance Project, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x108

Jeramie D. Scott is Senior Counsel at EPIC and Director of the EPIC Domestic Surveillance Project. His work focuses on the privacy issues implicated by domestic surveillance programs with a particular focus on drones, cybersecurity, biometrics, and social media monitoring. Mr. Scott regularly litigates open government cases and cases arising under the Administrative Procedure Act. He is also a co-editor of "Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions” and the author of a recently published essay entitled “Social Media and Government Surveillance: The Case for Better Privacy Protections of Our Newest Public Space.” Prior to joining EPIC, Mr. Scott graduated from the New York University Law School where he was a clinic intern at the Brennan Center's Liberty and National Security Program. His work at the Brennan Center focused on civil liberty issues arising from local law enforcement surveillance. He also served as a research assistant for Professor Ira Rubinstein, focusing on the role of privacy-enhancing technologies in alleviating consumer privacy issues. Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems and a Master's degree in Philosophy, both from Stanford University. He is a member of the bar of D.C. and New York State.


Gerald Tan, EPIC Administrative Director, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x119

Gerald TanGerald Tan is the Administrative Director for EPIC. He manages EPIC's award winning web site. His responsibilities include office services, the EPIC bookstore, shipping, and special projects. Mr. Tan graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics, with honors. During his time there, he was also a member of the Law Forum Pre-Law program, Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society, Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, and the Anteater Pep Band. He has gained valuable experience working in the California State Assembly, the UC Government Relations Office, and Rep. Charles Wilson (OH 6).


Enid Zhou, EPIC Open Government Counsel, [Mailbox], 202.483.1140 x104

Enid Zhou

Enid Zhou is EPIC's Open Government Counsel and oversees EPIC's Open Government Project. Her work focuses on the Freedom of Information Act where she litigates open government cases in federal district court, coordinates open government policy, contributes to EPIC's amicus submissions on open government issues, and manages EPIC's robust Freedom of Information Act request docket. While in law school, she worked with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression on digital rights, access to information in intergovernmental organizations, as well as freedom of expression in the information and communications technology sector. She is a graduate of UC Irvine School of Law, where she was a Production Editor for the UC Irvine Law Review. Enid is a member of the California bar.

Simon Davies, Senior Fellow [Mailbox]

Simon Davies is an EPIC Senior Fellow and the founder and director of Privacy International, a London-based human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, where he helped direct the research on a landmark report on national identification. Simon Davies is a leading authority on privacy and the impact of technology on society and the individual and the author of numerous books and articles.


EPIC Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program Clerks

2019

Spring
Daniel de Zayas, American University
Leetal Weiss, Georgetown Law
Summer
Lauren O'Brien, Harvard Law School
Jess Hui, Harvard Law School
Sonali Seth, NYU
Sarah Parker, Harvard Law School
Jacob Daniel Wiener, UVA

2018

Spring
Sara Wolovick, Georgetown University Law Center
Summer
Jasmine Bowers, PhDX Fellow
Allison Gilley, University of Wisconsin Law School
Evan Kratzer, Stanford Law School
Catherine Martinez, Yale Law School
Carroll Neale, Washington & Lee Law
Sherry Safavi, Georgetown University Law Center
Nicole Sakin, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Shili Shao, Yale Law School
F. Mario Trujillo, Georgetown University Law Center
Fall
Haley Hinkle, Indiana University Law
Casey Matsumoto, George Washington Law School

2017

Ellen Coogan, Washington University, St. Louis School of Law
Stevie DeGroff, Stanford Law School
Doaa Elyounes, Harvard University School of Law, SJD
Brendan Heath, George Washington Law School
Cian Hanamy, University College of Cork
Megan Iorio, Georgetown University Law Center
Sophia McGowan, MIT
Hillary Song, Duke University

2016

Natasha Amlani, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
Lindsey Barrett, Georgetown University Law Center
Eva Gloster, University College of Cork
Ari Lipsitz, New York University School of Law
Ryan Morrison, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Helen Moscardini, Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington
Filippo Raso, Harvard University School of Law
Uri Sabach, American University School of Law, LLM
Janet Zhang, Harvard University School of Law

2015

Roisin Costello, Georgetown University Law Center
John Davisson, Georgetown University Law Center
Gregory Evans, American University Washington College of Law
Jared Galanis, George Washington Law School
EĆ³gan Hickey, Universtiy College, Cork
Sharon Kim, Harvard Law School
Britney Littles, University of Michigan Law School
Charissa Morningstar, Georgetown University Law Center
Stephen Stanwood, Georgetown University Law Center
Ximeng (Sammy) Tang, Columbia Law School
Michele Trichler, University of Virginia School of Law
Kasey Wang, Harvard Law School
Jennifer Weekley, Western Northeast Law School

2014

Sara Bennett, American University Washington College of Law
Jack Bussell, Georgetown University Law Center
Natasha Duarte, University of North Carolina
Cody Duncan, Duke University Law School
Eric Glatt, Georgetown University Law Center
Krister Johnson, Stanford Law School
Joe Silver, Duke University Law School
Aimee Thomson, New York University Law School
Alex Vlisides, University of Minnesota
Brett Weinstein, Washington University, St. Louis School of Law

2013

Christopher Boone, Duke Law School
Elizabeth Hempowicz, American University Washington College of Law
Eric Holmes, New York University Law School
Natalie Kim, Harvard Law School
Alexander Lopez, New York University Law School
Adam Marshall, George Washington Law School
Sarah McSweeney, University College, Cork
Heather Nodler, Georgetown University Law Center
Daniel Rockoff, New York University Law School
Aimee Thomson, New York University Law School
John Tran, Georgetown University Law Center

2012

Eric Felleman, University of Michigan Law School
Allegra Funsten, Georgetown University Law Center
Varun Jain, New York University Law School
Kimberly Koopman, University of Wisconsin Law School
Valerie O'Driscoll, Universtiy College, Cork
John Sadlik, New York University Law School
Pavel Sternberg, American University Washington College of Law
Maria Elena Stiteler, Stanford University Law School
Patrick Totaro, New York University Law School

2011

Michelle Benard, Louisiana State University Law School
Andrew Christy, Georgetown University Law Center
Michael Daly, University College, Cork
Pamela Hartka, Georgetown University Law Center
James Kleier, Georgetown University Law Center
Sapna Mehta, American University Washington College of Law
Francisco Riojas, University of Wisconsin School of Law
Jeramie Scott, New York University Law School
Kathleen Scott, American University Washington College of Law
Alex Stout, Duke University Law School
Abdullah Shamsi, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Alexandra Wood, George Washington University Law School

2010

Musetta Durkee, University of California, Berkeley Law School
Rachel Gonzhansky, University of Maryland, Baltimore Law School
Cynthia Grady, New York Law School
Gautam Hans, University of Michigan Law School
Matthew Lijoi, Georgetown University Law Center
Eric Lindgren, Washington University, St. Louis School of Law
Veronica Louie, Northeastern Law School
Mark McMahon, University College Cork, Ireland
Laura Moy, New York University Law School
Leslie J Rivera-Pagan, George Washington University School of Law Reuben Rodriguez, Harvard Law School
Geoff Schotter, Case Western Law School

2009

Heather Brondi, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
Richard Chang, Duke Law School
Michael Eger, George Washington University Law School
Lia Ernst, University of Michigan Law School
Colin Irwin, University College Cork, Ireland
Nicholas Janney, University of Miami Law School
Mark Perry, University of Illinois College of Law
Nichole Rustin-Paschal, University of Virginia School of Law
Amie Stepanovich, New York Law School
Chris Suarez, Yale Law School
Trent Taylor, George Washington University Law School
Nicole van der Meulen, Universiteit van Tilburg

2008

Cynthia Aoki, University of Ottawa School of Law
Katie Black, University of Ottawa School of Law
Kimberly Freeman, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Andrew Gradman, Columbia Law School
Greg Grossmeier, University of Michigan
Sai Cheong Lui, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Ginger McCall, Cornell Law School
Benjy Messner, Youth Privacy Fellow
Maria Murphy, University College Cork, Ireland
Meghan Murtha, University of Ottawa School of Law
Scott Nakama, Case Western Reserve School of Law
Danielle Nasr, University of Texas School of Law
Byron Thom, University of Ottawa School of Law
Sobia Virk, McGill University Faculty of Law

2007

Tanith Balaban, Case Western Reserve Law School
Jonathan David, Northeastern University School of Law
Caitriona Fitzgerald, Northeastern University School of Law
Harley Geiger, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Jeremy Hessing-Lewis, University of Ottawa School of Law
Evan Mayor, George Washington School of Law
Jena McGill, University of Ottawa School of Law
Mark Pike, William and Mary School of Law
Jennifer Shyu, University of San Diego
Ravinder Singh, University of Ottawa School of Law
Evan Stern, Georgetown University Law Center
Felix Tang, University of Ottawa School of Law
Timothy Vollmer, University of Michigan
Aleah Yung, Georgetown University Law Center

2006

Courtney Barclay, University of Florida College of Law
Natalie Bellefeuille, University of Ottawa School of Law
Kim Fielding, Duke University Law School
Andrew Huzar, University of Ottawa School of Law
Angela Long, University of Ottawa School of Law
Jennifer O'Sullivan, University College Cork
Josh Parker, Duke University
D. Richard Rasmussen, University of Wisconsin Law School
Anthony Ritz, Georgetown University Law Center
Jay Goodman Tamboli, Georgetown University Law Center
Sunni Yuen, University of Pennsylvania Law School

2005

Jennifer Barrigar, University of Ottawa School of Law
Michael Capiro, University of Dayton School of Law
Charles Duan, Harvard Law School
Amina Fazlullah, University of Minnesota Law School
Louisa Garib, University of Ottawa School of Law
Michelle Gordon, University of Ottawa School of Law
Anthony Gray, University of Wisconsin School of Law (EPIC West)
Rakeim Hadley, University of Tennessee College of Law
Emily Honig, Colby College
Olive Huang, Boalt Hall School of Law (EPIC West)
Kristina Irion, The Martin - Luther - University of Halle
Dhruv Kapadia, University of Virginia
Robert King, Georgetown University Law Center
Carole Lucock, University of Ottawa School of Law
Ibrahim Moiz, Howard University School of Law
Catherine O Suilleabhain, Georgetown University Law Center
Yong Jin Park, University of Michigan
Leila Pourtavaf, University of Ottawa School of Law
Tori Praul, Boalt Hall School of Law (EPIC West)
Guilherme Roschke, George Washington University School of Law
Jessica Shannon, Georgetown University Law Center
Kathryn Sheely, Louisiana State University Law Center
Nerisha Singh, Exeter College, University of Oxford

2004

Elizabeth Austern, George Washington University Law School
Alex Cameron, University of Ottawa School of Law
John Doe, Harvard Law
Kenneth Farrall, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Denise Golumbaski, American University Washington College of Law
Neal Hartzog, George Washington University Law School
Paul Jones, Northeastern University School of Law
Samantha Liskow, Columbia University School of Law
Dina Mashayekhi, University of Ottawa School of Law
Alexandra Minoff, Georgetown University Law Center
Patrick Mueller, University of Wisconsin School of Law
Katherine Oyama, Boalt Hall School of Law
Olumide Owoo, Columbia University School of Law
Amanda Reid, University of Florida School of Law
Tara Wheatland, Boalt Hall School of Law
Angela White, American University Washington College of Law

2003

Ruchika Agrawal, Stanford University (Computer Science)
Doug Barnes, University of Texas School of Law
John Baggaley, University of Wisconsin School of Law
Erik Blum, Brooklyn Law School
Jane Doe, American University Washington College of Law
Munged Dolah, Brooklyn Law School
Eva Gutierrez, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Micheal O Dowd, University College Cork
Milana Homsi, University of Ottawa School of Law
Waseem Karim, Washington University School of Law
David Levin, Barrie School (Montgomery County, MD)
Sara Rose, Georgetown University Law Center
Christian Schroeder, University of Kiel
Sherwin Siy, Boalt Hall School of Law
Kerry Smith, Northeastern University School of Law
Tiffany Stedman, George Washington University Law School
Elizabeth Tockman, American University Washington College of Law
Mike Trinh, Georgetown University Law Center
Maryam Zafar, University of Maryland School of Law

2002

Nicole Anastasopoulos, University of Toronto
Lauren Collins, University of Michigan
Will DeVries, Boalt Hall School of Law
Marcia Hofmann, University of Dayton School of Law
Adam Kessel, Northeastern University School of Law
Mihir Kshirsagar, Harvard College
Dwayne Nelson, Georgetown University Law Center
Rossa McMahon, University College Cork
Alex Macoun, Duke Law School / University of Sydney
Carla Meninsky, George Washington School of Law
Nathan Mitchler, American University Washington College of Law
Jane Doe, Catholic University School of Law
Jane Doe, Georgetown University Law Center
Rob Swanson, Catholic University School of Law
Jason Young, Queen's University / University of Ottawa

2001

Jane Doe, City University of New York School of Law
Greg Kahn, Boalt Hall School of Law
Richard Holland, University of Wisconsin School of Law (Kennan Peck Fellow)
Erika McCallister, Wake Forest University School of Law
Gary Schneider, Whittier School of Law
Roia Shefayee, Santa Clara University School of Law / Johns Hopkins University
Jason Sonoda, Boalt Hall School of Law
Maureen Thorson, Georgetown University Law Center
Jane Doe, National University of Ireland, Cork
John Doe, Harvard Law School

Share this page:

Defend Privacy. Support EPIC.
EPIC Mueller Report book
US Needs a Data Protection Agency