Foundry Fellows // The 2019 Class
Meet the 2019 class of Foundry Fellows. Fellows are early-career law and policy innovators passionate about technology and are responsible for the planning, execution and substance of all Foundry initiatives. For more media and speaking requests, please visit our Speakers Bureau page.
Andrew Manley is an attorney advisor with the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau. His work focuses on broadcast station licensing, including helping broadcasters prepare for the transition to next-gen TV, ATSC 3.0.
Ian Mair is an Associate at The Smith-Free Group where he helps clients in the fintech, financial services and intellectual property spaces navigate Congressional and regulatory issues, providing intel and coverage of legislative activities and direct advocacy before key committees of jurisdiction in furtherance of policy goals.
Ishan Mehta is a technologist and policy analyst in Washington DC. His work focuses on cybersecurity policy, technology policy, national security.
Keir is Policy Counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association where he focuses on privacy, security, and emerging technology. Prior to joining CCIA, he managed the Program on Data and Governance at an Ohio State University.
Lauren Harriman, Esq., CIPP/US, is currently seeking a full-time position in Technology Policy. She earned her Juris Doctor with a certificate in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from University of San Francisco School of Law and earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering Physics with a focus in Electronics from Santa Clara University.
Leah Farrar is an attorney and public relations professional. Her work focuses on the intersection of technology, culture, and identity in law and society. In her spare time she enjoys training in circus acrobatics and writing science fiction.
Michal Totchani graduated from Stanford Law School’s Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS). She focuses on emerging technologies and tech policy issues, including privacy, content moderation, security, public deployment of AI, competition regulation and intellectual property.
Natalie recently graduated with an LL.M in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship from Cornell Tech. She previously interned at Privacy International, and is currently an intern at New America Foundation.
Nikki Bourassa is a program and policy officer at the Global Network Initiative. She focuses on expanding the diversity of GNI’s membership and developing GNI’s global policy work on issues including intermediary liability, jurisdiction assertions and limits, network disruptions, and surveillance.
Smita is a Product Counsel at Apple where she advises cross-functional teams on worldwide regulatory, compliance, and legal issues related to new and existing products. Prior to Apple, Smita worked at two international law firms in the San Francisco bay area. At these firms, her practice was focused on technology transactions.