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Pincus and Rottenberg Join CDT Board of Directors

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has added a renowned Supreme Court litigator and a respected corporate leader to its Board of Directors. Andy Pincus, a partner at Mayer Brown, and Erika Rottenberg, most recently Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at LinkedIn, were unanimously approved by current members of the Board.

“Andy and Erika are leaders in the tech sector. Through his pro bono legal work for CDT and other nonprofits, Andy has brought his expansive litigation expertise to the task of reining in invasive government surveillance. Erika’s career experience has immersed her in the global human rights and civil liberties challenges that require concerted action by companies and civil society. I am thrilled to welcome Andy and Erika to CDT’s Board of Directors,” said Deirdre Mulligan, Chair, CDT Board of Directors.

Pincus focuses his appellate practice at Mayer Brown on briefing and arguing cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and in federal and state appellate courts. Through his firm and in a personal capacity, Pincus has supported CDT’s work on a pro bono basis, lending his data protection, consumer rights, intellectual property, and privacy expertise to CDT Supreme Court briefs, position papers, and advocacy approaches.

“There is almost no major Internet policy win over the past 20 years that doesn’t have CDT’s stamp on it. It’s been my privilege to work with them to advance policies that protect consumers online and create a clear balance between security and privacy. CDT’s principled, pragmatic approach to advocacy is exactly what we need in today’s partisan climate and I look forward to supporting the organization as a member of the board,” said Pincus.

Rottenberg, who recently decided to “press pause” after being part of the leadership team that grew LinkedIn from approximately 18 million members to over 300 million, and $78 million to $2 billion in revenue, has developed and advanced strong corporate policies around ensuring user trust and privacy, social responsibility, and intellectual property. Rottenberg is well-respected for her constructive advocacy amongst global Internet companies and privacy regulators. She also serves on the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Northern California and the Silicon Valley Law Foundation, as well as (Nasdaq: WIX), a cloud-based web development company.

“In today’s digital world, the Internet plays a powerful role in advancing human rights in emerging and developed democracies. I’m privileged to serve on CDT’s Board. It is the most influential and respected multi-stakeholder organization working to develop and ensure a global, free, open, and safe Internet that is available to all people, regardless of where they live. I look forward to helping CDT continue to facilitate and engage in transparent and constructive discussions with the private sector, civil society, and governments around the globe,” said Rottenberg.

Pincus and Rottenberg join existing CDT Board of Directors members Jerry Berman, Bill Bernstein, Jill Lesser, Doug Lowenstein, Deirdre Mulligan, Nuala O’Connor, Ira Rubinstein, and Danny Weitzner.