Stan Adams

Deputy General Counsel & Open Internet Counsel

As Deputy General Counsel & Open Internet Counsel, Stan worked to promote access to information, permissionless innovation, and secure, non-discriminatory communications technologies. Working closely with CDT’s team of technologists, he focused on policy approaches that acknowledge and respect the real-world capabilities and limitations of technology. He also advocated for copyright and trade policies that balance interests of creators and users, while preserving the ability of individual people to create, contribute, and share experiences and expressions online.  Stan led CDT’s GRAIL Network project, which facilitates engagement between policy makers and the scientists, researchers, and academics who focus on artificial intelligence.

While pursuing a J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center, Stan worked as a teaching and research assistant, helping to teach law students how to design and build applications to enhance access to justice. Stan has extensive experience in the construction industry and B.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia.

In his spare time, Stan enjoys trying to keep up with internet culture and applications of emerging technologies.