Deirdre Mulligan is the director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and is a clinical professor of law at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Professor Mulligan’s work at the clinic focuses on advancing and protecting the public’s interest in free expression, individual privacy, balanced intellectual property rules, and secure, reliable, open communication networks. Ms. Mulligan also writes and publishes research on the risks and opportunities technology presents to privacy, free expression, and access and use of information goods.
Prior to working at UC Berkeley, Ms. Mulligan was staff counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington, DC. She was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Authentication Technology and Its Privacy Implications; the Federal Trade Commission’s Federal Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security, and the National Task Force on Privacy, Technology, and Criminal Justice Information. She is currently on the California Office of Privacy Protection’s Advisory Council and serves as a co-chair on Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. Ms. Mulligan is a graduate of Smith College and earned her J.D. at Georgetown University.