Nikolas Guggenberger is the Executive Director of the Yale Information Society Project and a Lecturer and Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. His research focuses on the intersection of law and technology, specifically antitrust, platform regulation, privacy, and the future of private law. He is especially interested in artificial intelligence and algorithmic governance. Nikolas has frequently advised government entities, served as an expert witness and on advisory committees, mainly on matters relating to financial technology, financial markets regulation, digital policy, and media law.
From 2016 to 2019, Nikolas held an appointment as the RWTÜV Foundation Assistant Professor at the University of Münster School of Law where he taught contract, consumer protection, copyright, and information law. During that time, Nikolas also taught at the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of São Paulo Law School. From 2014 to 2016, he served as a policy advisor to Jakob von Weizsäcker at the European Parliament in Brussels, working in the field of banking and financial markets regulation as well as monetary and economic policy. From 2010 to 2012, he clerked at the Oberlandesgericht Karlsruhe/Landgericht Freiburg, Germany. In parallel to his doctoral research, he worked as a teaching assistant and research associate to Professor Boris P. Paal at the Institute for Media and Information Law at the University of Freiburg School of Law.