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Phillip Berenbroick, Senior Policy Counsel
John Bergmayer, Senior Counsel
Annemarie Bridy, Senior Fellow
Ryan Clough, General Counsel
Kristine DeBry, Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel
Harold Feld, Senior Vice President
Dylan Gilbert, Policy Fellow
Gene Kimmelman, President and CEO
Al Kramer, Senior Fellow
Jane Lee, Policy Fellow
Chris Lewis, Vice President
Tara Moore, Development Associate
Meredith Filak Rose, Policy Counsel
Gus Rossi, Global Policy Director
Charlotte Slaiman, Policy Counsel
Eboni Speight, Director of Human Resources and Administration
Shiva Stella, Communications Director
Lindsay Stern, Policy Fellow
Megan Stifel, Cybersecurity Policy Director
Alisa Valentin, Communications Justice Fellow
Meredith Whipple, Digital Content Manager
Kim Whitehead, Office Manager
Ivonne Marie Santiago López, Extern
Phillip is Senior Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge. His work at Public Knowledge focuses on broadband competition, deployment, and affordability; telecommunications and media mergers; spectrum policy; and copyright reform. He regularly works with consumer, civil rights, public interest, and industry stakeholders, and advises policymakers on Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission, and at executive agencies.
Before joining Public Knowledge, Phillip was the Policy Director at the Internet Freedom Business Alliance, where he advised startups and small businesses on broadband policy. He previously worked as an attorney in the technology, media, and telecommunications practice at Hogan Lovells LLP, as policy counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, and as a legal fellow for Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). Prior to law school, Phillip served as the chief legislative advisor to a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and consulted on state and local political campaigns. He also serves as an outside counsel to Sports Fans Coalition and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Virginia Bar.
Phillip received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is a graduate of Tufts University. Phillip is a native Kentuckian and believes the weeks of the Kentucky Derby Festival should be recognized as a national holiday.
John Bergmayer is Senior Counsel at Public Knowledge, specializing in telecommunications, media, internet, and intellectual property issues. He advocates for the public interest before courts and policymakers, and works to make sure that all stakeholders--including ordinary citizens, artists, and technological innovators--have a say in shaping emerging digital policies.
Annemarie is a Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law, an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS), and an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP). Her research focuses on the impact of disruptive technologies on legal frameworks for the protection of intellectual property and the enforcement of intellectual property rights. She has written extensively on the evolving role of online intermediaries in digital anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting operations and testified before the U.S. Congress on the safe harbor provisions in Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Ryan is Public Knowledge's General Counsel, overseeing major organizational legal and policy initiatives. Previously, Ryan was an IP litigator at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Denver. Before that, he served as counsel to Representative Zoe Lofgren of California, with a focus on intellectual property, internet, and competition policy. He has also practiced antitrust law, represented death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings, worked on several congressional campaigns, and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School.
Ryan has a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. A native Californian, he dearly misses the mountains and ski slopes of the west.
Kristine is Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel at Public Knowledge. She focuses on coordinating strategy and creating opportunities for public interest advocates.
Kristine served as an attorney for telecommunications, Internet, and video innovators at Swidler Berlin, LLC, and later as Senior Counsel and Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at PBS. She has also served as Senior Counsel to the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, and as speechwriter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Kristine received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a student at the Institute for Public Representation.
Kristine is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia Bar, and the Maryland Bar.
Harold is Public Knowledge's Senior Vice President. Before becoming Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge, Harold worked as Senior Vice President of Media Access Project, advocating for the public interest in media, telecommunications, and technology policy for almost 10 years. Prior to joining MAP, Harold was an associate at Covington & Burling, worked on Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and accountability issues at the Department of Energy, and clerked for the D.C. Court of Appeals. He received his B.A. from Princeton University, and his J.D. from Boston University Law School. Harold also writes Tales of the Sausage Factory, a progressive blog on media and telecom policy. In 2007, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin praised him and his blog for "[doing] a lot of great work helping people understand how FCC decisions affect people and communities on the ground."
Dylan Gilbert is a Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge. His work focuses on copyright reform, consumer privacy, and a variety of telecommunications issues. Prior to joining the Public Knowledge team, Dylan clerked at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, and America’s Public Television Stations. Dylan also has over a decade of experience working in the music industry as an artist, producer, and music supervisor.
Dylan holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. cum laude from The College of William and Mary. In his free time, Dylan enjoys playing jazz piano and hitting errant golf shots at the driving range.
Gene Kimmelman is the President and CEO of Public Knowledge. Previously, Gene served as Director of the Internet Freedom and Human Rights project at the New America Foundation, and as Chief Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Gene served as Vice President for Federal and International Affairs at Consumers Union. Gene has also served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Legislative Director for the Consumer Federation of America. Gene began his career as a consumer advocate and Staff Attorney for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch.
Gene is a graduate of Brown University and holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia where he received the Fortsman Fellowship. He was also a Fulbright Fellow.
He presently serves as Adjunct Law Professor at George Washington University School of Law; Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy of the Harvard Kennedy School; Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Digital Innovation & Democracy Initiative of The German Marshall Fund; Senior Fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado; and on the boards of International Media Support and Global Partners Digital.
Al is a Senior Fellow at Public Knowledge. He has done public interest work and been in government and private practice throughout his career in Washington, DC.
Al founded the first full-time public interest communications law firm, the Citizens Communications Center, which has since been incorporated into the Georgetown Law School clinical law program. He specialized in representing minority and feminist groups in opening broadcast media to equal employment opportunity requirements and in obtaining speech rights for otherwise excluded points of view.
Al was instrumental in founding the Media Access Project, where he served on the board and as chairman for many years, which worked to ensure that emerging technologies and media, including the internet, remain accessible to new entrants and a diversity of voices. Al was also the founding chairman and served on the board of the Communications Consortium Media Center, which is devoted to assisting nonprofit groups in framing, developing, and disseminating their messages in the media.
Al was Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission from 1977-1981, which were some of the most activist years in the agency’s interest. During this time, the FTC promulgated its first-ever trade regulation rules, as well as innovative approaches to addressing false or deceptive advertising issues.
In private practice, Al represented emerging technology companies and entrants seeking regulatory reform in order to compete against dominant incumbents in newly opened monopoly markets for over 35 years, during which he also maintained close ties with public interest groups. His work helped embed the principle of open interconnection to the network, which led to the explosion of innovation on the “edge” of the telephone network and ultimately the emergence of the edge providers that connect to the internet.
Jane is a Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge, where she is exploring, learning, and contributing to various aspects of communications law, including competition, spectrum, broadband privacy, media consolidation, and net neutrality issues. Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Jane was a legal intern at the Federal Communications Commission, National Public Radio, Inc., and Comcast Corporation.
Jane received her B.A. magna cum laude from Tufts University, and her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Communications Law Journal. Jane is from South Korea, she loves musical theater, and she lives with an adorable gray tabby cat named Miu.
Christopher Lewis is Vice President at Public Knowledge and leads the organization's advocacy on Capitol Hill and other government agencies. Prior to joining Public Knowledge in 2012, Chris served at the Federal Communications Commission as Deputy Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs and advised the FCC Chairman on legislative and political strategy. He is a former U.S. Senate staffer for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and has over 15 years of political organizing and advocacy experience including work as the North Carolina Field Director for Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Local Self Reliance and represents Public Knowledge on the Board of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG). Chris graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelors degree in Government. He lives in Alexandria, VA where he loves working on local civic issues and is elected to the Alexandria City Public School Board.
Tara Moore is the Development Associate at Public Knowledge, focusing on the fund development for the organization. She has a B.S. in Communications and over five years of nonprofit experience. She is a native of North Carolina and enjoys creative writing.
Meredith Filak Rose
As Policy Counsel, Meredith focuses on copyright, DMCA, intellectual property reform, and governance issues, as well as telecommunications regulatory matters. Prior to working at Public Knowledge, Meredith worked on consumer policy issues at the Federal Communications Commission, the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, and Knowledge Ecology International. Meredith received her J.D. and A.B. from the University of Chicago. When not in the office, she’s an avid video gamer and desert hiker.
Agustín "Gus" Rossi is the Global Policy Director at Public Knowledge. He focuses on global issues, promoting an open internet, and balanced intellectual property policies around the world.
Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Gus worked for Argentina at the Board of the Inter-American Development Bank and helped a Member of the European Parliament navigate digital rights' issues.
Gus received his PhD in political science from the European University Institute, and an MSc in International Political Economy from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He was born in Rosario, Argentina. After many years of yoga practice, he has yet to master the handstand.
Charlotte is Policy Counsel for competition policy at Public Knowledge. Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Charlotte worked in the Anticompetitive Practices Division of the Federal Trade Commission, investigating and litigating antitrust conduct violations, including the 2017 case against 1-800 Contacts for manipulating Google search ad auctions. She previously worked as a Legislative Aide to Senator Al Franken, focusing on Judiciary Committee issues including competition, media, and consumer privacy.
Charlotte received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia. Charlotte grew up in the D.C. area and lives in Park View. She loves indie comic books, urbanism, and Maryland blue crabs.
Eboni Speight is the Director of Human Resources and Administration. She is responsible for budgeting, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations, training, and professional development of staff; and oversees the administration and finance functions. She is a dynamic, positive energizer who excels at working with mission-driven organizations.
Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Eboni served as the Director of Operations at USAction/USAction Education Fund, overseeing the financial, administrative, and staff management operations, and as the Director of Finance and Administration of the Public Interest Network.
Eboni was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. She loves singing and creating music with her husband and two sons.
Shiva is the Communications Director for Public Knowledge, where she supports press and spearheads the marketing and communications strategy.
Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Shiva operated as a Digital Strategist and Community Manager for interactive entertainment companies, media houses, nonprofits and advertising agencies. She also worked as a videogame and technology journalist for more than a decade, writing for GameSpot (CBS Interactive) and syndicating work on CNET and other new media outlets. Her projects included managing websites, editing, engaging online communities, and participating in joint marketing initiatives with games publishers in the console market.
Shiva received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Letters, from the University of Oklahoma. Shiva is an avid gamer, loves technology and enjoys writing and cooking between rounds of classic RPGs.
Lindsay Stern is a Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge. Prior to joining PK, Lindsay was a legal intern at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in the office of Senator Dick Durbin, as well as at the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and Street Law, Inc.
Lindsay received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and received her B.A. in Government at Franklin & Marshall College. She also spent a semester studying at the University of Edinburgh.
Lindsay was born and raised in New York. She is a yoga and frozen yogurt enthusiast.
Megan is Public Knowledge's Cybersecurity Policy Director.
Previously, Megan was the Director for Cyber Policy in the National Security Division at the Department of Justice. She also served as counsel in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division at DOJ. She began her DOJ career as an attorney in the Office of Intelligence.
Megan served as Director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council. She was responsible for expanding the Obama Administration’s cybersecurity policy abroad, including in connection with internet governance, bilateral and multilateral engagement, and capacity building. She is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.
Megan received her J.D. from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University and her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She is a member of the Dean’s Alumni Board at the Maurer School of Law and a Partner in Social Venture Partners Charleston.
Alisa Valentin is the Communications Justice Fellow at Public Knowledge, where she focuses on digital inclusion policies for communities of color and policies that diversify media ownership.
Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Alisa served as an intern in the Office of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at the Federal Communications Commission and as a legislative fellow for Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke. Alisa was also an adjunct professor at several D.C. area colleges and universities where she taught communications and women’s studies courses.
Alisa received her Ph.D. in Communications from Howard University. She also earned her B.S. from the University of Florida and an M.S. from Northwestern University.
Alisa is a “Real Housewives” enthusiast and a 90's R&B purist.
Meredith is the Digital Content Manager at Public Knowledge, where she focuses on writing and communications for the organization. Meredith has an extensive background in Internet policy, including previously holding positions at the Center for Democracy and Technology, Hewlett-Packard, Consumers Union, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the Federal Communications Commission.
Meredith earned her Master's degree in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, and her Bachelor's degrees in Communications and Political Science from the Ohio State University in Columbus. In her free time Meredith is active in performing arts in DC.
Kim Whitehead is the Office Manager at Public Knowledge, where she manage the administrative operations of the office. She has over 10 years of experience in management. She is a native Arkansan that loves spending time with family.
Ivonne Marie Santiago López is a Dual MSPH/PharmD student at Campbell University. She currently is a Public Health Student Ambassador and Public Health Association Pharmacy Representative. She represents the MSPH program in school activities, information sessions with prospective students’, and she communicates with Campbell’s Pharmacy School Associations with the Public Health Association at Campbell University. Currently, Ivonne is teaching a cooking class, Healthy Cooking and Eating Strategies, to children living in rural areas. Since her first language is Spanish, in the past, Ivonne has served as a translator for classes and health fairs offered to the migrant farmworkers working in Harnett County. She has also helped to translate forms so the Spanish-speaking community can better understand the information they are provided.
Ivonne earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and Minor Degree in Chemistry at Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto de San Germán. She was born and raised in a small town on the west side of Puerto Rico, where she developed her passion for helping others. She loves the beach, horseback riding, cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and last but not least, her dogs.