Ellen P. Goodman

Ellen P. Goodman (@ellgood) is a professor of law at Rutgers Law School. She co-directs and co-founded the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL) and is a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund.  She has published widely on media and telecommunications law, smart cities and algorithmic governance, freedom of expression, and advertising law. Goodman is currently a Knight Foundation grantee for a project relating to digital platform transparency and serves on Pittsburgh’s Algorithmic Accountability task force. Her short-form writing has appeared in The Guardian, Slate, Los Angeles Times, Democracy Journal, etc.

She served in the Obama Administration as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar with the Federal Communications Commission, and has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania. She has been the recipient of Ford Foundation, Democracy Fund, and Geraldine R. Dodge grants for work on advancing new public media models and public interest journalism.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Goodman was a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, where she practiced in the information technology area. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, clerked for Judge Norma Shapiro on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and has three children.

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