Attorney/outside policy counsel, Catherine R. Gellis, Esq.
Cathy Gellis is a technology lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her practice includes advocacy and counsel related to intellectual property, free speech, privacy, and other innovation policy matters, with a particular focus on how these issues interact with Internet platforms. She regularly files amicus briefs in key cases exploring these issues, participates in related regulatory proceedings, speaks to legal and lay audiences around the world, and writes about the policy implications of technology regulation on Techdirt.com and other widely-read publications. In a previous life she was an aspiring journalist who then became an Internet professional who developed and managed websites for enterprises in Silicon Valley and Europe. She has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Mass Communications and Sociology, where she studied information technology and how people used it, and a J.D. from Boston University.