Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University Law
School. Professor Moglen has represented many of the world's
leading free software developers. Professor Moglen earned his PhD in
History and law degree at Yale University during what he sometimes
calls his “long, dark period” in New Haven. After law
school he clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the United States
District Court in New York City and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of
the United States Supreme Court. He has taught at Columbia Law School since 1987
and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel
Aviv University and the University of Virginia. In 2003 he was given the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award
for efforts on behalf of freedom in the electronic society. Professor
Moglen is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the
United States Supreme Court.
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Prior to joining SFLC, Mishi Choudhary was a litigator with
areas of practice covering corporate and commercial Law with special
emphasis on Information Technology Law, trademarks, copyrights and
patents. Mishi is the founding director of SFLC.in based in New Delhi.
She has an LLM degree from Columbia Law School, an LLB degree from
Faculty of law, University of Delhi, and a Bachelors Honors degree in
political science from Hindu College, University of Delhi, India.
Mishi is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, licensed to appear
before the Supreme Court of India, all the State High Courts in India,
in the State of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit, and before the Southern District of New York.
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Marc Jones graduated summa cum laude with a Juris Doctor (JD) from
Quinnipiac University School of Law where he was the Research and
Symposium Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. Marc also has a
bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University Connecticut.
Prior to joining SFLC as Counsel, he was an Attorney Fellow at SFLC.
Before graduating from law school, he had acquired over a decade of
experience as an IT Systems Architect at a top ranked public research university where
he focused on infrastructure design and security. He is admitted to
practice in the State of Connecticut, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
and the State of New York.
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James Vasile holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Columbia Law School,
where he was a member of the law review and a Stone Scholar. He also
has a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from
Fordham University. He spent several years in the litigation
department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he worked on a range of
cases and dealt with a variety of new media issues. Vasile has also
contributed code and documentation to numerous FOSS software projects.
He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
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Clint Adams joined the SFLC in 2010 after a variety of odd
jobs. He holds a bachelor's in Intercultural Studies, and over 17
years of experience developing Free Software. He loves Debian, GNU,
and Haskell. Clint is the upstream
maintainer of hOpenPGP,
Haskell libraries for
and other software, as well as an infrequent upstream contributor to
GNU FM and
zsh, and other such things.
He is obsessed with food.
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Prior to serving as Business Manager for the Software
Freedom Law Center, Tanisha Madrid-Batista worked as Coordinator to
the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia Law School.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Information and Digital
Resource Management from Columbia University. She also has a
bachelor's degree in English from Columbia College. She has a strong
interest in improving techniques for digital asset management to
effectively leverage and transfer knowledge within organizations, an
interest she pursues as Executive Director of the Protocol Freedom Information
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Ian Sullivan joined SFLC in 2005 after working
as a paralegal. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy
from Columbia College. In addition to his work with SFLC, Ian is the
Executive Director of the Wikiotics
, an educational non-profit that builds free software
for language instruction. He also serves on the board of the Protocol Freedom Information
. His personal blog is available at churchkey.org
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Mr. Aigrain is the Founder and CEO of Sopinspace, Society for Public
Information Spaces, a company that develops free software and provides
services for the public debate of policy issues. Trained as a
mathematician and computer scientist, he researched technology for
empowering people to access and analyze photographs, video, and
music. Before founding Sopinspace, he was head of the "Software
technology and society" sector within the European Commission
Information Society general directorate where he was in charge of
actions related to FOSS. Alongside his professional activities, he is
active within international coalitions for the reform of norms and
agencies that deal with intellectual rights. In addition to his
technical papers, Mr. Aigrain has published a number of texts on the
sociology of information exchanges and the political philosophy of
Legal counsel to the Mozilla Corporation and the Mozilla
Foundation, a non profit public benefit corporation dedicated to
preserving innovation and openness on the internet through the
development of open source software, including the Firefox web
browser. Prior to working with Mozilla, Ms. Peters served as General
Counsel to Open Source Development Labs, a non profit trade
association supporting development of the Linux kernel and adoption of
the Gnu/Linux operating system. Ms. Peters earned a B.A. in political
science from Grinnell College in 1986, and a J.D. from Washington
University School of Law in 1989, where she served as an executive
editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly. After law school,
Ms. Peters clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Mark Webbink served at Red Hat, the premiere Linux and open source
vendor, as its first general counsel beginning in 2000. In 2004, he
became Red Hat's deputy general counsel for intellectual property, a
position he served in until his retirement in August 2007. During his
tenure with Red Hat, Webbink wrote and spoke extensively on the
subjects of open source software, software patents, and patent reform.
Webbink is a Senior Lecturing Fellow with the Duke University School
of Law and consults with open source companies on their business
strategies. He holds a BA from Purdue University as well as a Master
of Public Administration and J.D. from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.