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Can the Law Keep Up With Technology?
June 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Mihir Kshirsagar, Clinical Lead, Center for Information Technology Policy
Swati Bhatt *86, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Princeton University
Alex Joel ’85, Scholar in Residence, American University Washington College of Law
Camille Gray ’05, Advisor, IBM
Clinical Lead, Center for Information Technology Policy
Mihir Kshirsagar joins CITP to run our first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary technology policy clinic that gives students and scholars an opportunity to engage directly in the policy process. Most recently, he served in the New York Attorney General’s Bureau of Internet & Technology as the lead trial counsel in cutting edge matters concerning consumer protection law and technology and obtained one of the largest consumer payouts in the State’s history. Previously, he worked for Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Cahill Gordon Reindel LLP in New York City on a variety of antitrust, securities and commercial disputes involving emerging and traditional industries. Before law school he was a policy analyst at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C., educating policy makers about the civil liberties implications of new surveillance technologies. Mihir attended Deep Springs College and received an A.B. from Harvard College in 2000 and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006.
Swati Bhatt *86
Lecturer, Department of Economics, Princeton University
Dr. Swati Bhatt has been on Princeton’s Economics faculty since 1992, where she has taught courses in Microeconomics, Industrial Organization and Finance. Dr. Bhatt teaches “Economics of the Internet”, a course she introduced and developed in 2013 and a freshman seminar entitled “The Digital Bazaar” since 2017. She greatly enjoys interacting with students and has supervised over 150 senior theses. Her research interests include Economics of Digitization, Industrial Organization with a focus on the technology industry, and Finance. Her first book, “How Digital Communication Technology Shapes Markets” was published in 2017 by Palgrave-Macmillan, and the second, “The Attention Deficit: Unintended Consequences Digital Connectivity” in 2019.
Swati is a faculty fellow at Forbes College and was Director of Student Programs at the Bendheim Center for Finance from 2000-2007, covering both the Undergraduate Certificate in Finance and the Master in Finance. She received her PhD from Princeton in 1986, worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1985-1990, taught at the Stern School of Business at New York University from 1990-1992, before returning to Princeton’s Economics Department.
Alex Joel ’85
Scholar in Residence, American University Washington College of Law
Alex Joel is a Scholar-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law, where he is part of the Tech, Law & Security Program. He is conducting research, developing programming, and teaching courses focused on the intersections between the law, national security, technology, and privacy.
Alex is also a senior officer with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). From ODNI’s establishment in 2005 through June 2019, he served as the ODNI’s Civil Liberties Protection Officer. In addition, in 2015 Director of National Intelligence James Clapper named him to serve as the ODNI’s Chief Transparency Officer.
Previously, Alex worked as an attorney at the Central Intelligence Agency; as the privacy, technology, and e-commerce attorney for Marriott International; and as a technology attorney at the law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge in Washington, D.C. (now Pillsbury Winthrop). He began his legal career as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mr. Joel served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan, and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.
Camille Gray ’05
Camille Gray currently works at IBM where she analyzes market research on AI, 5G, and other emerging technology to help advise IBM’s leaders. Prior to working at IBM, Camille gained government experience as an intern at the White House National Economic Council and the Federal Communications Commission during President Obama’s administration.
She also served as a Fellow on the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and in the Office of Senator Blumenthal (D-CT). In these roles, she worked on Internet and technology policy, analyzing and advising on topics such as Net Neutrality and Data Privacy.
Camille resides in New York City and she completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton, majoring in Psychology and she holds a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.