Sue is Berkman Klein’s first Global Technology Governance Fellow, former Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center, and a Lecturer at Harvard Law School. Her work focuses on the implications of AI and other digital and emerging technologies for democracy, human rights, and societal well-being and the establishment of governance mechanisms for the responsible, safe and ethical development and deployment of technology.
In her fellowship role, she is leveraging her extensive expertise in technology, business, and human rights to help drive critical inquiry, global collaboration, and policy solutions for the governance of high-impact technologies such as AI.
A leading technology and intellectual property legal and policy strategist focused on cutting-edge technology and innovation, Sue’s experience with complex legal, commercial, and public policy issues spans three decades of technology expansion, from the early days of AOL to today’s advanced AI/machine learning, autonomous, and connected technologies. Her expertise extends across many sectors, including digital media, IT, telecommunications, life sciences, education, and the creative industries. She has helped forge complex multi-stakeholder alliances, standard setting arrangements, and global collaborations to address technology challenges.
She regularly advises global government and corporate leaders on tech and digital media issues. A long-standing advocate for the deployment of tech in the public interest, Sue has also helped numerous organizations launch innovative technology-related initiatives in furtherance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Sue has been recognized as a leader in the field by a wide variety of publications including, in Chambers, as one of the Leading Lawyers in America for Technology Law, as one of the Top 250 Women in IP, and as the Best Lawyers’ “Technology Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC.
Prior to Berkman Klein, Sue served as a partner at Arnold & Porter, where she co-headed the Technology Transactions and Life Sciences Transactions practices. Sue serves on the board of Human Rights First and as an advisor to its Innovation Lab, and on the board of KID Museum, the largest dedicated maker education space in the United States. She served on the Atlantic Council’s Task Force for a Trustworthy Future Web and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ AI Governance Advisory Board. Sue is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, and was an editor on the Harvard Law Review.