Andrew McLaughlin

Co-Founder and Partner, Higher Ground Labs

1991, BA (Hons), Yale Univ.; 1994, JD (Hons), Harvard Law School. 1994-95. Now: Co-founder & partner, Higher Ground Labs; venture partner, betaworks; chairman, Access Now; board, Sunlight Foundation, Public Knowledge, Chartbeat. Advisor, New America Foundation; Data & Society, Open Technology Fund. Past: Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2009-11); Director of Global Public Policy, Google (2003-2009); EVP, Tumblr (2011-2012); VP & Chief Policy Officer, ICANN (1999-2003); Counsel, US House of Representatives (1997-98). Academic & teaching affiliations: Stanford Law School; Harvard Law School; Princeton CITP; Columbia SIPA; University of Massachusetts; Makerere University.