About Fordham CLIP

CLIP brings together scholars, the bar, the business community, technology experts, the policy community, students, and the public to address and assess policies and solutions for cutting-edge issues that affect the evolution of the information economy.

In pursuing this mission, CLIP pursues work in five related areas:

  • Land policy relating to the regulation of information and public values
  • Law and policy for innovation and knowledge creation
  • Technology, privacy and security
  • Technology and governance
  • The protection of intellectual property and information assets

CLIP hosts and facilitates high-level public discourse and conducts research on topics in these areas.  CLIP’s work is disseminated widely and used to help influence the guiding principles of the new knowledge-driven society and to help find solutions to difficult legal issues posed by information technologies.

CLIP Staff

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Tom Norton is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy. His research focuses on privacy and data protection law and policy as well legal accountability in software systems. His work appears in both law and technology publications, and he has received support from the National Science Foundation. At Fordham, Tom teaches courses in Information Privacy Law. 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. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Ron Lazebnik is the Academic Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy. He primarily teaches the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic. He has assisted clinic students with a number of significant legal matters, including the filing of amicus briefs in important IP cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 2012, under his leadership, the clinic became a part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office pilot programs to allow students to practice before patent and trademark examiners. His academic and scholarly interests include IP law, information law, and Internet law. Before joining Fordham Law, he was in private practice, where he helped represent clients in various matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and general commercial litigation. He has also assisted in the defense of corporations and government agencies being investigated by the SEC, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Lazebnik is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he spent time as a Massachusetts SJC Rule 3:03 student attorney and as the Director of Research and Technology for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. He also served on the staff of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and contributed to GartnerG2’s and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society’s 2005 white paper “Copyright and Digital Media in a Post-Napster World.” Prior to law school, he received an MS in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.


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Andrea 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)

    Noa Mor (2019-2021 CLIP Visiting Scholar)
    Clarisa Long (2019-2020 CLIP Visiting Scholar)
    Steven M. Bellovin (2018-2019, CLIP Visiting Scholar)
    Céline Castets-Renard (2017-2018, Fulbright Fellow; 2018-19, CLIP Visiting Scholar)
    Robert Gellman (2012-2013, Senior Fellow)

  • Senior Fellows and Visiting Scholars

    Sibylle Pouillaude (2022-2023 CLIP Visiting Scholar)

    2022-2023 Project Fellows

    Loris Baechi
    Anda Bologa
    Taya Bokert
    Claudio Rezende Filho
    Josephine Freiin von Schorlemer
    Michael Mattson
    Prachi Patel
    Gideon Pollack
    Alexandra Sahara
    Hannah Saltzman
    Graham Streich

  • Douglas Cuthbertson
    Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

    Joseph V. DeMarco
    DeMarco Law, PLLC

    David Feder
    Fenwick & West LLP

    Eleanor M. Lackman
    Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

    James Leitner
    Falcon Management Corporation

    Seth A. Metsch
    General Counsel

    The Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel (Ret.)
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

    Alexander Southwell
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

  • CLIP is grateful for the support of the donors and sponsors who have made our work possible.

    Comcast Corporation
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    Cy Pres Award from Flash cookies class action settlement approved by the US District Court for the Central District of California
    Joseph V. DeMarco, DeVore & DeMarco LLP
    Digital Trust Foundation
    Andrea Flink
    Flora Garcia '07
    General Electric Co.
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Google, Inc.
    HJ Heinz Company Foundation
    Hogan Lovells
    Robert W. Hollweg '67
    International Association of Privacy Professionals
    International Trademark Association
    Constantine N. Katsoris '57
    Sheila Kaplan
    Eleanor M. Lackman, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
    William & Mildred Lasdon Foundation
    James Leitner '82
    LF Foundation, Inc.
    MUFG Union Bank Project Finance Group
    William E. Min '90
    National Science Foundation
    Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Pfizer Foundation
    Pascale Reidenberg
    Roger M. Sachs, MD '77
    Roger Sachs Family Foundation
    Estate of Warner S. Shelly '24
    Edward M. Stroz CBA '79 & Sara A. Spooner
    Stroz Friedberg, LLC
    DeRoy C. Thomas '52
    Scott Trainor '96
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges Foundation Inc.
    John H. Wolff '76 & Nancy Eppler-Wolff
    Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid