Foundry Fellows // The Class
Meet the 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.
Aalok Mehta is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He was the 2014 Google Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge.
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.
Described by coworkers as “not the lawyer we need, but the lawyer we deserve,” Brendan O’Connor is a security researcher and consultant in Seattle, WA. He is admitted to the bar in Montana and Washington, and serves as Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Information Security Committee; while he is a lawyer, he is not your lawyer. More
Gabriella is the Digital and Technology Transactions Corporate Counsel for WeWork in NYC. She has multifaceted tech experience in the Silicon Valley, DC, and New York markets and actively brings the technology community together through dynamic programming. Gabriella is also the co-host of the podcast “Hustle Over Entitlement” telling the stories of trailblazers and risk takers.
When she’s not working on tech issues, Gabriella is proudly cheering on her University of Arizona Wildcats.
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.
Joe Mornin is a software engineer, IP lawyer, and legal tech entrepreneur. He is currently clerking at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Katherine Bravo is a 3L, at the American University Washington College of Law, who is focused on technology, e-commerce, and data privacy. Her experiences have involved mobile advertising, privacy and data security, finance issues involving identity, intellectual property, and the First Amendment on the internet.
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.
Most recently, Kerry worked as a consulting policy strategist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focusing on intellectual property and net neutrality. Prior to her work with EFF, Kerry was a policy fellow at Public Knowledge in Washington, D.C., working primarily on copyright, patent, and free expression issues. More
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.
Miranda Bogen is an Associate at Upturn in Washington, DC. She holds a Masters at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she focused on international technology policy issues including privacy, data sovereignty, cybersecurity, human rights, and digital humanitarian initiatives. More
Morgan N. Weiland is an attorney and PhD candidate at Stanford University specializing in speech, press, and technology law and ethics. She created the first joint degree program between Stanford Law School, where she received her J.D. in 2015, and Stanford’s Communication Department. She is a Junior Affiliate Scholar at SLS’s Center for Internet & Society. More
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.
Ross Slutsky is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Kelley Drye & Warren, where he focuses on communications law, privacy law, data security, and emerging technologies. He previously interned at the Federal Communications Commission, Center for Democracy & Technology, and Voice of America. More