Michael Price (@michaelwprice) serves as counsel for the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. He is the author of National Security and Local Police(2013) and played a leading role in creating an independent Inspector General for the NYPD. He also advocates for digital privacy rights and First Amendment freedoms, authoring amicus briefs in United States v. Jones and Riley v. California as well as frequent op-eds. Before joining the Brennan Center, Mr. Price was the National Security Coordinator for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he provided legal assistance for the defense of detainees in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. Mr. Price also engaged in litigation and public advocacy on issues related to privacy, electronic searches and surveillance, and government secrecy. He holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law and a B.A. from Columbia University in Political Science and Middle East & Asian Languages and Cultures.