People

Katherine Strandburg

Katherine Strandburg (Director)
katherine.strandburg@nyu.edu

Katherine Strandburg specializes in innovation policy and information privacy law, focusing on the interplay between social behavior and technological change.  She has authored amicus briefs to the Supreme Court and federal appellate courts on these issues. Recent publications include a First Amendment critique of “metadata" surveillance and the co-edited book, Governing Knowledge Commons.  Professor Strandburg graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prior to her legal career, she was a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, having received her Ph.D. from Cornell University and conducted postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon.

   
   
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (Faculty Fellow)
wurglerf@mercury.law.nyu.edu

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler teaches and does research on Internet and consumer standard form contracts, and privacy. Her published research has addressed online standard form contracting with delayed disclosure, contracting in the presence of seller market power, and dispute resolution clauses in consumer standard form contracts. Her work also documents the extremely low readership rate of standard form contracts by consumers and discusses implications for regulation of standard terms, such as the effectiveness of mandated disclosure regimes. Her current research focuses on a large empirical project on online privacy policies, disclosure, and the effectiveness of the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement actions against firms for privacy violations.

Ira Rubinstein

Ira Rubinstein (Faculty Fellow)
ira.rubinstein@nyu.edu

Ira Rubinstein is a Senior Fellow at the Information Law Institute (ILI), NYU School of Law, and teaches courses in privacy law. His research interests include Internet privacy, surveillance, big data, and Internet security. Rubinstein lectures and publishes widely on issues of privacy and security and has testified before Congress on these topics five times. He previously spent 17 years in Microsoft's law department, most recently as Associate General Counsel, running the Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy group. In 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of the Center for Democracy and Technology. Rubinstein graduated from Yale Law School in 1985.

Jason Schultz

Jason Schultz (Faculty Fellow)
jason.schultz@nyu.edu

Jason M. Schultz is a Professor of Clinical Law and Director of NYU's Technology Law & Policy Clinic. His clinical projects, research, and writing primarily focus on the ongoing struggles to balance intellectual property and privacy law with the public interest in free expression, access to knowledge, and innovation in light of new technologies and the challenges they pose.

Helen Nissenbaum

Helen Nissenbaum (Faculty Partner, Cornell Tech)
helen.nissenbaum@nyu.eduhn288@cornell.edu

Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech. Her research takes an ethical perspectives on policy, law, science, and engineering relating to information technology, computing, digital media and data science. Topics have included privacy, trust, accountability, security, and values in technology design. Her books include Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest, with Finn Brunton (MIT Press, 2015) and Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford, 2010). Grants from the NSF, AFOSR, and the U.S. DHHS-ONC have supported her work. Recipient of the 2014 Barwise Prize of the American Philosophical Association, Nissenbaum has contributed to privacy-enhancing software, including TrackMeNot and AdNauseam. Nissenbaum holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and a B.A. (Hons) in philosophy and mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. . Helen is the former director of the Information Law Institute at NYU School of Law and the founder of the Privacy Research Group. 

Albert Fox Cahn

Albert Fox Cahn (ILI Practitioner-in-Residence)

Albert Fox Cahn is the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project's (S.T.O.P.'s) founder and executive director, and he is also a fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project and Ashoka.  Albert is a frequent commentator on civil rights, privacy, and technology matters.  He is a contributor to the New York Times, Boston Globe, Guardian, WIRED, Slate, NBC Think, Newsweek, and dozens of other publications.  Albert previously served as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he advised Fortune 50 companies on technology policy, antitrust law, and consumer privacy. 

In addition, to his work at S.T.O.P., Albert serves on the New York Immigration Coalition's Immigrant Leaders Council, the New York Immigrant Freedom Fund's Advisory Council, and is an editorial board member for the Anthem Ethics of Personal Data Collection.  He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (where he was an editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review), and his B.A. in Politics and Philosophy in Brandeis University.

Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford (Senior Research Fellow)

Kate Crawford is a Visiting Professor at MIT's Center for Civic Media, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, and a Senior Fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute. She has published widely on the social impacts of big data, and is currently writing a new book on data and power for Yale University Press. Kate was selected as a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio fellow in 2013, where she worked on issues to do with big data, ethics and communities. She is on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development, and she is a co-director of the NSF-funded Council for Big Data, Ethics & Society.

Sebastian Bernthall

Sebastian Benthall (Senior Research Fellow)

Sebastian Benthall is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.  He is developing heterogeneous agent modeling techniques to study the relationship between the economy of personal data, the real economy, and the financial system.  He is also interested in software accountability and internet governance.

Aniket Kesari

Aniket Kesari (ILI Fellow)

Aniket is a Research Fellow at New York University's Information Law Institute.  His research interests are at the intersection of privacy/cybercrime, consumer protection, and data science. He is an interdisciplinary scholar, drawing on methods and tools from economics, political science, data science and law to tackle empirical questions in privacy.  During his graduate career he was a Google Public Policy Fellow at Engine, a Data Science for Social Good Fellow at the University of Chicago, and a scholar at UC Berkeley's Social Science D-Lab and a visiting research fellow at ETH Zurich's Center for Law & Economics.  He was also a lecturer for UC Berkeley's new Computational Social Science Training Program, for which he developed a yearlong doctoral course covering reproducibility, machine learning, natural language processing, and causal inference.  He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Rutgers University - New Brunswick, a PhD from UC Berkeley Law where he specialized in Law & Economics, and will earn his JD from Yale University. 

Elettra Bietti

Elettra Bietti (ILI Fellow)

Elettra Bietti is an SJD Candidate at Harvard Law School. She is a Visiting Fellow at the ISP at Yale Law School, an Affiliate at Harvard's Berkman-Klein Center and a Fellow at Harvard's Weatherhead Center. Her research is on the law, political economy and political philosophy of digital platform regulation, a theme which she tackles from a normative and critical perspective. Prior to her doctorate, Elettra was a competition and intellectual property lawyer in London and Brussels, handling corporate transactions and patent disputes.

Jiaying Jiang

Jiaying Jiang (ILI Global Fellow)

Jiaying Jiang is a Post-Doctoral Hauser Global Fellow affiliated with the Information Law Institute at New York University School of Law. Her research focuses on the interaction between law and technology, especially policies and regulations on emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, smart contracts, digital currencies, FinTech, and LegalTech. Her research interests also include computational law, comparative law, data rights, platform competition, and privacy issues. In addition to her research at NYU Law, she is the co-leader of the Central Bank Digital Currency project, cooperating with the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. She is also a contributor of the RegTrax Initiative at the CodeX Center for Legal Informatics, Stanford Law School. She has a forthcoming article in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and her recent articles have appeared in Tsinghua China Law Review, Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare (peer reviewed), and Legal System and Society (in Chinese). Her recent book chapters have been published by Cambridge University Press and China Law Press. Jiaying received her SJD from Emory University School of Law, LLM from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she received the Graduate and International Programs Award at the Annual Shattuck Awards, and LLB from Shenzhen University (with distinction). She is admitted to the bars in the People’s Republic of China and the State of New York.

Gabriel Nicholas

Gabriel Nicholas (ILI Resident Affiliate)

Gabriel Nicholas is a joint research fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute and Center for Cybersecurity. He is also a fellow at NYU's Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. His research focuses on tech competition and algorithmic explainability. Gabriel holds an M.S. in Information Management and Systems from the UC Berkeley School of Information and a B.S. in Cognitive Science from Tufts University. Previously, he worked as a developer and technical lead at Yahoo. His written work has appeared in WiredSlate, and The Boston Globe, and he is a contributor at the LA Review of Books.

amit haim

Amit Haim (ILI Resident Affiliate)

Amit Haim is a JSD student at Stanford Law School and a visiting fellow at NYU Law. He holds an LLB (magna cum laude) in law and humanities from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a JSM from Stanford.  Prior to his graduate studies, he clerked for the Hon. Justice Uzi Vogelmann at the Supreme Court of Israel.  Amit's research focuses on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms in administrative decision-making, particularly in welfare services, and their wider implications for the administrative state.

Photo of student Justin Lee.

Justin Lee (Student Fellow Coordinator)

Justin Lee is a 2L at NYU Law.  Before law school, he was a marketing consultant with defense industry clientele.  He also worked in federal legislative affairs, which included time in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs and years as a member of a policy think tank’s lobbying team.  He is interested in the government’s efforts to harness and regulate digital data collection and its growth in the government relations industry.  He earned a B.A. cum laude with distinction in Government from Cornell University.

Stav Zeitouni

Stav Zeitouni (JSD Fellow)

Stav is a JSD student at NYU Law. Prior to her graduate studies, she spent a year in Israel's Ministry of Justice, interning in the Office of the Attorney General. She received her undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) in law and psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Stav's research interests include the impact of psychological conceptualizations of privacy and property on technology, and the intersection of copyright and privacy.

Headshot of student Ngozi Nwanta.

Ngozi Nwanta (JSD Fellow)

Ngozi is a JSD student from Nigeria researching on governance of digital identifiable information in credit markets and their implications for financial inclusion and development. She holds an LLM from NYU Law School during which she worked on grassroot contestations involving digital identification schemes in West Africa as well as data governance platforms involving the use of blockchain as a trust architecture for biometric identification systems. Ngozi has worked with the Doing Business unit of the World Bank as an NYU IFD fellow. Prior to her graduate studies at NYU, she worked as a corporate and dispute resolution lawyer in Nigeria and received a Bachelor of Laws degree (first class honors) from the University of Nigeria.

Headshot of student Tomer Kenneth.

Tomer Kenneth (JSD Fellow)
tomer.kenneth@law.nyu.edu

Tomer Kenneth is a JSD Candidate from Israel. He received an LL.M. in Legal Theory from NYU School of Law in 2019, where he was awarded the Dean’s Graduate Award. Before joining NYU, Tomer served as a Clerk for the Hon. Justice Salim Joubran, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel. Tomer completed his first law degree (LL.B., cum laude) from the Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya, Israel). He served as the Editor of IDC's Law and Business Law Review and held research and teaching assistant positions in various legal fields. Amongst others, Tomer worked with Professor Amnon Rubinstein as a research assistant and book-editor. Mr. Kenneth is a member of the Israeli Bar since 2017 and a JSD Fellow at NYU’s Information Law Institute since 2020. Tomer’s primary academic interests include democratic theories, jurisprudence, epistemology, public law, and law and technology. His doctoral dissertation is titled “Chasing Veritas: A Study of Political-Truths and How to Determine them.” It confronts legal and political challenges posed by the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ and ‘misinformation,’ and explores how democracies should determine the truths upon which political decisions are made.

Headshot of student Kat Geddes.

Kat Geddes (JSD Fellow)

Kat Geddes is a JSD student at NYU Law, researching algorithmic governance and the impact of automated decision-making on individualized justice. Prior to NYU, she worked as a Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, focusing on patent law reform and access to medicines in developing countries. She holds an LLM from Cambridge University, and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 

Margarita Boyarskaya

Margarita Boyarskaya (Student Fellow)

Margarita Boyarskaya is a PhD student at NYU Stern Technology, Operations, and Statistics group working on causal models for algorithmic fairness. She holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in theoretical mathematics from Moscow State University. Previously, Margarita was an intern with the FATE group at Microsoft Research.

David Stein

David Stein (Student Fellow)

David is 2L at NYU law. Before coming to NYU, David spent a decade working in the tech industry, including roles leading cybersecurity and conducting privacy and AI research at Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, directing the engineering department at Braze, and building products and analytics systems at Dropbox and Foursquare. David studied computer science at MIT, where his research focused on robotics and satellite design.

Maxwell Votey

Maxwell Votey (Student Fellow)

Maxwell Votey is a second-year law student at NYU School of Law. Prior to attending NYU Law Maxwell worked as a quality assurance engineer for Ring, the smart home security company. Maxwell is interested in pursuing research at the intersection of law, technology, and human rights. He holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and attended Wesleyan University as an undergraduate.

Headshot of student Nicholas Tonckens.

Nicholas Tonckens (Student Fellow)

Nicholas Tonckens is a 3L at NYU School of Law, where he is a Student Fellow at the Policing Project, Managing Student Staff Editor for Just Security, and Executive Editor for the Review of Law and Social Change.  In law school, he has interned with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and digital rights NGO Access Now.  He has also served as a Research Assistant for Professor Barry Friedman and Student Scholar at the Reiss Center on Law and Security.  He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College in 2016 with a B.A. in Government and Russian.

Headshot of student Jacob Golan.

Jacob Golan (Student Fellow)

Jacob Golan is currently a J.D. candidate at NYU School of Law, interested in the intersection of genomics and intellectual property. He received a B.S. from Duke University in Biology and Geology, and a Ph.D. in genomics and biophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also worked for the past five years as a patent clerk for the USDA Forest Service and APHIS Patent Programs.

 
Headshot of student Andrew Mather.

Andrew Mather (Student Fellow)

Andrew Mather is 2L at NYU Law. He received a B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University in 2016, where he studied at the intersection of computer science, philosophy, and economics. Andrew then spent two years in the technology industry, working on big data and cybersecurity-related projects at Accenture. Andrew hopes to practice at the intersection of technology and law and spent his 1L summer at TechGC as an inaugural member of the NYU Law Venture Fund's internship program.

Danya Amir

Danya Amir (Student Fellow)

Danya is an LL.M. candidate at NYU law. Her interests include regulating consumer privacy, online speech, big data and algorithms decisions making. Before coming to NYU, Danya clerked for the head of the Tel Aviv District’s Mandatory Court Mediation Program, and worked in the dispute resolution field. Danya completed her first law degree (LL.B.) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she was an editorial member at "Mishpatim Law Review".

Apurva Panse

Apurva Panse (Student Fellow)

Apurva is a 1L at NYU Law.  She graduated from UCLA with a major in computer science.  Before law school, she worked at YouTube as a product manager working to combat misinformation on the platform.  Outside of work, she has volunteered with Recidiviz, a non-profit organization that uses data-driven interventions to influence the legal system.  She is interested in the intersection of civil liberties and technology and preserving First and Fourth Amendment protections in the digital age.

Caolinn Mejza

Caolinn Mejza (Student Fellow)

Caolinn Mejza is a 2L at NYU Law.  She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017 with a double major in political science and public relations.  Prior to law school, she worked first for the Los Angeles City Council and then for a government relations firm, where her representation included technology clients in their dealings with local and state policymakers and regulatory institutions.  Both experiences sparked her interest in the intersection of law and emerging technologies and companies.  For her 1L summer, she was a Summer Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Lokesh Bulchandani

Lokesh Bulcahndani (Student Fellow)

Lokesh is an LL.M student at NYU School of Law.  He is a Dean's Graduate Award Scholar for Competition, Innovation and Information Law ("CIIL") program at NYU.  Before coming for his master's at NYU, Lokesh worked as an associate with an India-based tier 1 law firm, and have obtained extensive exposure in the field of corporate, international trade and indirect taxation laws.  He was also visiting faculty at various law institutes in India.  Lokesh meritoriously completed his first law degree B.A. LL.B (Hons.) [specialization in corporate laws] from Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.  He is interested in antitrust law, general corporate, international trade remedies and privacy law matters including but not limited to regulating big data and algorithms in the tech industry.

Uria Beeri

Uria Beeri (Student Fellow)

Uria is an LLM student at NYU Law, interested primarily in intellectual property law and internet governance.  He holds an LLB (magna cum laude) in Law and Humanities from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Before coming to NYU, he served as a law clerk to Hon. Deputy Chief Justice Hanan Melcer, and as a senior law clerk to Hon. Justice Alex Stein, both at the Supreme Court of Israel.

Lorna Mosher

Lorna Mosher (Student Fellow)

Lorna Mosher is a third-year law student at New York University School of Law. A native Michigander, Lorna holds a B.A. in Political Science and Afro-American and African Studies from the University of Michigan. Prior to law school, Lorna spent four years as a paralegal in the United States Department of Justice. At NYU Law, Lorna served as president of Rights over Tech, a student organization focused on the intersection of law, technology, and human rights; a law clerk for the Family Law Project in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and an Access to Justice Tech Fellow with the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, DC, where she supported the development of Clio for Legal Aid. After graduation, she plans to focus on economic rights, consumer protection, and civil legal aid work.

Kiana Boroumand

Kiana Boroumand (Student Fellow)

Kiana Boroumand is a first-year JD candidate at the NYU School of Law. Her current research interests include the intersections of technology governance and privacy rights. Prior to law school, she attended the University of Bristol as a Fulbright Scholar to the UK, and completed a master's degree in Socio-Legal Studies. She holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology and English Literature from the Johns Hopkins University, where she was the recipient of numerous research and academic achievement awards. Her work has appeared in the Yale Law and Political Economy Project and is forthcoming in Social Politics (Oxford University Press).

Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn Taylor (Student Fellow)

Kathryn is a 2L at NYU Law. She graduated from Emory University with degrees in International Studies and Computer Science, and subsequently worked in cyber, technology, and data policy at the Harvard Privacy Tools Project, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Goldman Sachs. She spent her 1L summer with Access Now's U.S. Policy team.

Justin Jin

Justin Jin (Student Fellow)

Justin is a 1L at NYU Law, interested in digital civil society and the intersection of social movements with privacy. Before law school, he worked on a project studying the implementation of digital identity systems in Europe and wrote his thesis on the role of privacy and digital platforms in Hong Kong's 2019 protest movement. He received a B.A. in political science from Yale University.

Amit Haim

Amit Shoval (Student Fellow)

Amit Shoval is an LL.M student at NYU School of Law. Amit is a Dean's Graduate Award Scholar for Competition, Innovation, and Information Law ("CIIL") program at NYU. Amit earned her undergraduate degree (Summa cum laude) in Law and Business Administration, specializing in international business law, from the Reichman University in Israel. Before commencing her master's at NYU, Amit worked as an associate, specializing in labor law in a tier 1 law firm in Israel. Her interests focus on the intersection between law, business and human rights, specifically consumer privacy policies, and the impact of Big Data and algorithms on market collusion.

Andrew Lin

Andrew Lin (Student Fellow)

Andrew Lin is a first-year JD Candidate at NYU School of Law.  He is interested in how businesses and governments leverage big data to inform decision-making, with an emphasis on data governance and fidelity. Previously, he was a business intelligence engineer at Amazon, covering international expansion and consulting partners for AWS Marketplace.  He graduated from Duke University with a BS in Economics.

ILI Fellow Alums

Student Fellow Alums

  • Jacob Apkon: 2018-2021
  • Thomas McBrien: 2018-2021
  • Kuan-Hsin (Grace) Huang: 2018-2020
  • Ginny Kozemczak: 2019-2020
  • Cassi Carley: 2018-2019
  • Alexia Ramirez: 2017-2019
  • Nate Tisa: 2017-2018
  • Kathryn Morris: 2017-2018
  • Emiliano Falcon: 2017-2018
  • Paula Kift: 2014-2016
  • Alex Lipton: 2014-2016
  • Robyn Caplan: 2015-2016
  • Clay Venetis: 2015-2016
  • Erin Bansal: 2014-2016
  • Dan Rudofsky: 2014-2016
  • Jaime Madell: 2010-2011
  • Laura Moy: 2010-2011
  • Amanda Conley: 2009-2010
  • Gregory Pomerantz: 2001-2002

Administrator

Nicole Arzt
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Room 336
New York, NY 10012-1066
Phone: (212) 998-6013
Fax: (212) 995-4760
Email: nicole.arzt@nyu.edu