Susan Crawford


Susan CRAWFORD is co-chair of the EGroup of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering,

Washington, DC. She has a counseling practice with an emphasis on e-commerce

policy, including privacy and other consumer protection issues, and intellectual

property issues relating to high-tech industries. Representative clients include Yahoo,

Dell Computer Corporation, and Gap, Inc. Ms. Crawford has been an adjunct

professor at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching copyright courses. She

is a frequent speaker on e-commerce policy topics, most recently for the Internet

Law and Policy Forum, the Practicing Law Institute, and the American Corporate

Counsel Association. Recent publications include "Toward a Global E-Commerce

Clause," in the Internet Society's On the Internet; The Global Public Policy

Issue (2000). Ms. Crawford received both her B.A. and J.D. from Yale University,

and became a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in 1997.


Updated Feb 1 2016: Susan Crawford is John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a co-director of the Berkman Center. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, co-author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, and a contributor to's Backchannel. She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She also served as a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation and is now a member of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Broadband Task Force. Ms. Crawford was formerly a (Visiting) Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard's Kennedy School, a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and a Professor at the University of Michigan Law School (2008-2010). As an academic, she teaches Internet law and communications law. She was a member of the board of directors of ICANN from 2005-2008 and is the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes place each Sept. 22. One of Politico's 50 Thinkers, Doers and Visionaries Transforming Politics in 2015; one of Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology (2009); IP3 Awardee (2010); one of Prospect Magazine's Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future (2011); and one of TIME Magazine's Tech 40: The Most Influential Minds in Tech (2013). Ms. Crawford received her B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) (Washington, D.C.) until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal academy. Susan lives in New York City and Cambridge, MA.