Our Team

Board of Directors   •   Advisory Board   •   Newsroom Counsel   •   Special Counsel

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Board of Directors

Geoffrey King

Geoffrey King

President and CEO

Geoffrey King is an attorney and journalist with a focus on free expression, open government, press freedom and privacy. A Vallejo native, King teaches digital privacy law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Victoria Baranetsky

Victoria Baranetsky

Victoria Baranetsky is general counsel at The Center for Investigative Reporting. She serves as an affiliate of Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and as a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.

Sophia Cope

Sophia Cope

Sophia Cope is a Senior Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s civil liberties team, working on a variety of free speech and privacy issues. She is proud to be a native Californian.

John Hamasaki

John Hamasaki

John Hamasaki is a civil rights and criminal defense attorney whose practice focuses on defending constitutional protections in complex criminal cases implicating civil rights and civil liberties.

Harlo Holmes

Harlo Holmes

Harlo Holmes is the Director of Newsroom Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation. She strives to help individual journalists in various media organizations become confident and effective in securing their communications within their newsrooms, with their sources, and with the public.

Dan Rubins

Dan Rubins

Dan Rubins is the co-founder and CEO of Legal Robot, a startup based in Vallejo, California that uses artificial intelligence to improve government transparency and increase access to justice.

Advisory Board

Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig, Ph.D., J.D, is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Center and a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she focuses on the impact of emerging technologies on human rights practice.

Ted Han

Ted Han

Ted Han is a newsroom technologist. He was the lead technologist behind DocumentCloud from 2011 to 2018, the lead developer at Investigative Reporters and Editors, and he has taught at Missouri University School of Journalism.

Leah Chen Price

Leah Chen Price

Leah Chen Price is an attorney working directly with immigrant survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault. From 2014–2017 she served as a member of the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission. Leah is a native San Franciscan.

Elizabeth Joh

Elizabeth Joh

Elizabeth Joh is Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and policing.

Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson

Corey G. Johnson is an award-winning investigative reporter and with a focus on accountability journalism in governmental and private agencies, and the co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.

Stan Oklobdzija

Stan Oklobdzija

Stan Oklobdzija is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Claremont McKenna College’s Policy Lab whose research focuses on using computational social science tools to answer questions about campaign finance and election law in the United States.

Riana Pfefferkorn

Riana Pfefferkorn

Riana Pfefferkorn is Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, where her work focuses on the intersection of computer security, privacy, and free expression.

David Snyder

David Snyder

David Snyder is the executive director of The First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs.

Newsroom Counsel

Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke

With nearly 30 years of trial and appellate experience in California’s state and federal courts, Tom’s practice covers the full spectrum of content liability issues including First Amendment matters and the defense of libel, privacy, right of publicity, copyright, trademark, and false advertising claims.

Special Counsel

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.

Abenicio Cisneros

Abenicio Cisneros

Abenicio Cisneros is an attorney who represents journalists, activists, attorneys, and other concerned members of the public in matters involving the California Public Records Act.