Ron Plesser Fellow
Gautam Hans is the 2012-2014 Ron Plesser Fellow. At CDT, his work focuses on consumer privacy, including mobile technology, government regulation and enforcement, and international issues.
Prior to joining CDT, Gautam interned at the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, focusing on privacy, consumer rights, and civil liberties policy and litigation.
In 2006, Gautam earned his B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He then worked as an Editorial Assistant at the Knopf Group of Random House. While in law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review and worked as a student attorney in the Michigan Clinical Law Program and the Entrepreneurship Clinic. In 2012, Gautam earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information, where he focused on privacy, intellectual property, and technology law. He is a member of the Maryland bar.