I am an Associate Professor of Law at Albany Law School of Union University, in Albany, New York. My primary focus is on issues relating to Intellectual Property, the Internet and information networks, and cybersecurity law. I teach or have taught Introduction to Intellectual Property Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law, Cyber Law, Torts, Property, Administrative Law, and Entertainment Law. For a number of years I taught Internet Law in the George Washington University Summer Program in Munich, and I also taught that same course in 2014 at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
From August 2012 to August 2013, I was the Interim Director of the Government Law Center (while still teaching full-time at Albany Law School). From January 2009 until June 2010, I was a Visiting Professor of Law at Michigan State University’s College of Law, in East Lansing, Michigan, and before that, from 2003-2008, I was a Lecturer in Law and Director of the LL.M. Programme in Information, Technology and Intellectual Property Law at the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Law School. From 2002-2003, I was the Resident Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
I have degrees from Yale Law School (LL.M.), Albany Law School (J.D., with honors), and the State University of New York College at Oswego (B.A. in Broadcasting and Mass Communication, with honors).
My primary areas of teaching and research revolve around technology, especially networks and cybersecurity, information, and intellectual property. My published work is available on this site, as are my works in progress (when they’re ready to be seen, that is). Some of my past writings (from my former life at the Government Law Center of Albany Law School or at Yale Law and the Information Society Project) are also available.
I am very interested in the challenges posed by our increasing reliance on information and technology, and especially in how law, culture, society and government are reacting to those challenges. Cybersecurity, an increasingly important topic, is gaining an increasing amount of my attention these days.