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Sue Hendrickson

Executive Director

Sue is Berkman Klein’s Executive Director, helping shape its next generation of education, research, collaboration, and impact. She is an adviser and commentator on tech and digital media policy issues and serves as Board Member and Liaison to the Tech Advisory Board of Human Rights First.

Sue advocates for the deployment of tech and philanthropy in support of the public good and has helped numerous mission-driven organizations and their collaborators launch innovative initiatives addressing health, environment, education, gender equality, workforce development, human rights, and social justice. She has forged effective interdisciplinary and global alliances enabling leading international and civil society organizations, technology companies, investors, and philanthropists to embrace the promise and mitigate the risks of emerging technologies.

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 arts.

Prior to Berkman Klein, Sue served as a partner at Arnold & Porter, where she co-headed the Technology Transactions and Life Sciences Transactions practices. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, and was an editor on the Harvard Law Review.



Right-Respecting Tech Amidst Authoritarianism and Conflict - Fall 2022

As state and non-state actors with authoritarian tendencies seek to gain and wield power, technology can be a weapon and the internet a contested territory. The limitations of…


May 18, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World

Afua Bruce discusses her and Amy Sample Ward's "The Tech That Comes Next" with Sue Hendrickson and Amritha Jayanti.