CDT today announced the election of three new board members: Jill Lesser, Deirdre K. Mulligan and Ira Rubinstein. The new board members will bring a wealth of experience and insight to CDT as well as advance the organization's mission of keeping the Internet open, innovative and free by providing new perspectives and knowledge. A little more about the new board members:
Jill Lesser is a Senior Consultant to the Glover Park Group, specializing in government relations, public affairs and strategic policy. While at the Glover Park Group, Ms. Lesser has focused primarily on copyright, consumer protection, and telecommunications policy issues for clients in the media industry, with a particular focus on work for companies in the Internet industry. Prior to joining the Glover Park Group, Ms. Lesser was a Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor for America Online, Inc. and for Time Warner, Inc. (after AOL's merger with Time Warner). She also served as staff counsel at People for the American Way.
Deirdre K. Mulligan is a professor of law at the UC Berkeley School of Information and a Faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. She was the founding director of the Samuelson Clinic, which she led from 2001-2008. She was previously staff counsel for CDT. Professor Mulligan’s current research agenda focuses on information privacy and security.
Ira Rubinstein is a Senior Fellow at the Information Law Institute at NYU Law School. His research interests include Internet profiling, electronic surveillance law, online identity, Internet security and software liability. Prior to joining the ILI, he spent 17 years in Microsoft's Legal and Corporate Affairs department, most recently as Associate General Counsel in charge of the Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy group.