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Meet the Team

Olivier Sylvain - Director

Olivier is a Professor of Law at Fordham University. His research and writing is in communications law. His most recent legal scholarship examines artificial intelligence in communications technologiessocial media liability under the civil rights lawsbroadband internet governance, and data protection. He is a principal investigator in an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation grant project that is prototyping a community-administered computing network in West Harlem.

At Fordham, Olivier teaches Legislation & Regulation, Administrative Law, Information Law, and information law related courses. He is the Director of the McGannon Center for Communications Research He is also affiliated with the Center for Law and Information Policy and 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 on the Executive Committee of the board of directors for the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Academic Advisory Board for Open Markets Institute. He teaches a class on modern American literature for local incarcerated men.

Shannon Strohmeyer - Administrative Director

Shannon is a graduate of Fordham’s Ethics and Society master’s program, and a recent graduate from Fordham College at Rose Hill class of 2020 with degrees in Anthropology and Philosophy.