Staff

Christopher T. Bavitz

CHRISTOPHER T. BAVITZ | Managing Director, Cyberlaw Clinic | Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School | Email | Christopher T. Bavitz is the WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he co-teaches the Counseling and Legal Strategy in the Digital Age seminar and teaches the seminar, Music & Digital Media. He is also Managing Director of HLS’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. And, he is a Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Center. Chris concentrates his practice on intellectual property and media law, particularly in the areas of music, entertainment, and technology. He oversees many of the Clinic’s projects relating to copyright, speech, advising of startups, and the use of technology to support access to justice, and he serves as the HLS Dean’s Designate to Harvard’s Innovation Lab. Prior to joining the Clinic, Chris served as Senior Director of Legal Affairs for EMI Music North America. From 1998-2002, Chris was a litigation associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and RubinBaum LLP / Rubin Baum Levin Constant & Friedman, where he focused on copyright and trademark matters. Chris received his B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University in 1995 and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 1998.

Susan Crawford

SUSAN P. CRAWFORD | Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School | Email | Susan P. Crawford is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a Faculty Co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  Susan is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age and a contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired. Susan served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She also served as a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation. Susan received her B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal academy.

Kira Hessekiel

Kira is a Project Coordinator of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic,based at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Prior to joining the Clinic, Kira spent a year teaching English as a second language to high school students near Rouen, France. She also spent time as member of AARP Massachusetts advocacy and outreach teams. Kira graduated from Tufts University, summa cum laude, in 2013 with a political science degree, and if you want to hear a lot about politicians and crying, ask her about her undergraduate thesis. In her free time, Kira enjoys cooking, creating and appreciating music of all types, reading, and traveling.

Vivek Krishnamurthy

Krishnamurty_Vivek_pressVivek Krishnamurthy is a Clinical Instructor in Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic. He specializes in the international aspects of internet governance and on the human rights challenges associated with offering new internet-based services in different legal environments around the world. Vivek is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Yale Law School, and the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to joining the Cyberlaw Clinic, Vivek clerked for the Hon. Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada and worked as an associate in the International and Corporate Social Responsibility Practices at Foley Hoag LLP.

Dalia Topelson Ritvo

DALIA TOPELSON RITVO | Assistant Director and Clinical Instructor, Cyberlaw Clinic | Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School | Email | Dalia Topelson Ritvo is the Assistant Director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  She is also a Lecturer on Law at HLS, where she co-teaches Counseling and Legal Strategies in the Digitial Age.  Dalia has concentrated her legal practice on privacy, consumer protection, intellectual property and media law, particularly in the areas of technology, media and digital content. Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Dalia worked as in-house counsel at Amazon.com.  From 2004-2009, Dalia worked as an associate in the New York law offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and DLA Piper LLP, focusing on intellectually property and technology issues.  Dalia received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Emory University in 1999 and her JD and LLM in International Law from Duke University School of Law in 2004.

Andy Sellars

SellarsAndy Sellars is a Clinical Instructional Fellow at the Cyberlaw Clinic and is the Berkman Center for Internet & Society’s Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow. He studies Internet free speech and intellectual property matters.  Andy received his J.D. with high honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was awarded the Peter D. Rosenberg Award for Patent and Intellectual Property Law and the Jan Jancin Award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association. During his summers in law school he interned at Berkman’s Cyberlaw Clinic, working on a wide variety of intellectual property and cyberlaw matters. Prior to law school, Andy worked in the music industry, including for the festival production and promotion company Great Northeast Productions and as assistant tour manager and stage manager for the band moe. He received his undergraduate degree in music, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University in 2008, where he interned at the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts (now part of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston). He is also a trustee with the Boston chapter of the Awesome Foundation.