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Kurt Opsahl

Kurt Opsahl is the Deputy General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In addition to representing clients on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law, Opsahl counsels on EFF projects and initiatives. Opsahl is the lead attorney on the Coders' Rights Project. Before joining EFF, Opsahl worked at Perkins Coie, where he represented technology clients with respect to intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online liability matters, including working on Kelly v. Arribasoft, MGM v. Grokster and CoStar v. LoopNet. For his work responding to government subpoenas, Opsahl is proud to have been called a "rabid dog" by the Department of Justice. Prior to Perkins, Opsahl was a research fellow to Professor Pamela Samuelson at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information Management & Systems. Opsahl received his law degree from Boalt Hall, and undergraduate degree from U.C. Santa Cruz. Opsahl co-authored "Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook." In 200 7, Opsahl was named as one of the "Attorneys of the Year" by California Lawyer magazine for his work on the O'Grady v. Superior Court appeal. In 2014, Opsahl was elected to the USENIX Board of Directors.


News

Friday, Jan 16, 2015

Berkman Community Newcomers: Kurt Opsahl

Meet Kurt Opsahl, Berkman affiliate and Deputy General Counsel at EFF. More


Events

Sep 19, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Kurt Opsahl of the Electronic Frontier Foundation: A Conversation About National Security Letters

Hosted and Moderated by Christopher Bavitz of the Cyberlaw Clinic.

Join us for a lunch and discussion with Kurt Opsahl, Deputy General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which will address the issue of National Security Letters and… More