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Fordham Law School Professor Olivier SylvainOlivier Sylvain is the Center on Law and Information Policy's Academic Director and a Professor of Law at Fordham University. His research is in communications law and policy. His most recent popular writing, scholarship, and public speaking engagements are on liability under the Communications Decency Act and the social impacts of artificial intelligence. A few months ago, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded him a grant to support this work. He is a principal investigator, along with a team of telecommunications network engineers and social scientists, in an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation grant project that is prototyping a community-administered computing network in West Harlem.

Olivier teaches Legislation & Regulation, Administrative Law, Information Law, U.S. Data Protection Law & Privacy, and information law related courses. At Fordham, he also is the Director of the McGannon Center for Communications Research and a research affiliate at the Center on Race, Law, and Justice. Before entering academia, Olivier was a Karpatkin Fellow in the National Legal Office of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City and a litigation associate at Jenner & Block, LLC, in Washington, D.C. He is the Board President of the New York affiliate of the ACLU and sits on the Academic Advisory Board for the Open Markets Institute and the Advisory Committee for the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, he taught a class on modern American literature for local incarcerated men.

tnorton300Tom Norton is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy. Tom earned a JD from Fordham University School of Law and served as CLIP’s Privacy Fellow from 2014 to 2016. Prior to returning to CLIP as Executive Director, Tom was a litigation attorney at the law firm Arent Fox LLP in New York City.




Headshot of CLIP's Privacy Fellow, Andrea FlinkAndrea Flink is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Law and Information Policy. Andrea recently earned her LL.M. at Fordham University School of Law, concentrating in Intellectual Property and Information Technology with a focus on Data Privacy. Previously, Andrea was a partner at Winston & Strawn, where she focused her practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate matters. Prior to her time at Winston & Strawn she was an associate in the corporate department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She also served as general counsel to Ultrafabrics, LLC on a part-time basis.  Andrea is a former Co-Chair of the Reentry Subcommittee and a Member of the Privacy Subcommittee of the Women in the Legal Profession Committee of the New York City Bar. She is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where she was Commentary Editor of the Fordham Law Review, and Boston University's School of Public Communication, where she studied Public Relations and Journalism.



N. Cameron Russell
Executive Director (July 2013 - August 2018)

Tom Norton
Privacy Fellow (February 2014 - May 2016)

Jordan Kovnot
Interim Director (March 2013 - July 2013)
Privacy Fellow (April 2012 - March 2013)

Jamela Debelak
Executive Director (April 2009 - March 2013)
Leitner Fellow (January 2008 - March 2009)

In Memoriam

Joel Reidenberg 300Joel R. Reidenberg is the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law and the Founding Academic Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy. Dr. Reidenberg's published books and articles explore both information privacy and information technology law and policy. He has served as an expert adviser to the U.S. Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and the European Commission on data privacy matters and has chaired the Section on Defamation and Privacy of the Association of American Law Schools (the academic society for American law professors) and is a former chair of the association's Section on Law and Computers. Dr. Reidenberg received an AB degree from Dartmouth College, a JD from Columbia University, and both a DEA droit international économique and a PhD in law from the Université de Paris - Sorbonne. He is admitted to the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia. To see Dr. Reidenberg's full faculty profile please click here.