David Ardia (Co-Founder): David served as the first Director of the Citizen Media Law Project from 2007 to 2011, and is a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and an Associate Professor at the UNC School of Law. He also holds a secondary appointment as an assistant professor at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and is the faculty co-director of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. David received his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Prior to coming to the Berkman Center, he was assistant counsel at The Washington Post and before that was an associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC, where he handled a range of intellectual property and media litigation. While at Williams & Connolly, David also performed pre-publication libel review for the National Enquirer and In Touch Weekly. David is a former member of the Newspaper Association of America’s Legal Affairs Committee and is a current member of the Online News Association’s Legal Advisory Board and the First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association. You can follow him on Twitter and Google Plus.
Dan Gillmor (Co-Founder): Dan is the director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and the founder and director of the Center for Citizen Media. Dan is the author of “We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People.” From 1994 until early 2005, Dan was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a blog for SiliconValley.com. He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. During 2005 he co-founded Bayosphere, a San Francisco Bay Area website, which is now part of Backfence.com's collection of hyper-local community sites.
Matt Lovell (Co-Founder): Matt is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and is a former assistant director of the Clinical Program in Cyberlaw at the Berkman Center. A 2002 graduate of Harvard Law School, Matt specializes in intellectual property law (copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret,and rights of publicity), general corporate law, contract law, andintellectual property aspects of corporate transactions, bankruptcy andantitrust.
Phil Malone (Co-Founder): Phil is director of the Berkman Center’s Clinical Program in Cyberlaw. Phil came to the Berkman Center after 20 years as a federal prosecutor with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he focused on high-technology industries, the Internet and computer software and hardware. Beginning in 1996 Phil was lead counsel in the DOJ's investigations of Microsoft, and he was the primary career counsel, along with outside counsel David Boies, in the trial of U.S. v. Microsoft Corp.