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Change the Rules: Using your Law Degree to Impact Policy

October 12, 2023

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

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WCC; 2009 Classroom

Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Caitriona Fitzgerald, Deputy Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), in which she’ll discuss using a law degree to effect policy change. Caitriona will talk about her career path from staffer in the Massachusetts Legislature to policy advocate at a non-profit advocacy organization. She’ll provide insight on how to achieve policy impact as a public interest attorney and share her experiences fighting for changes to Big Tech’s business models. Come learn about the rewarding legal career path of policy advocacy!

Lunch provided. RSVP below.

Caitriona Fitzgerald is Deputy Director at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Caitriona leads the development of EPIC’s policy agenda, providing expertise to advance strong privacy, open government, and algorithmic fairness and accountability laws at both the state and federal level. She has testified before Congress and state legislatures. Prior to joining EPIC, Caitriona served as Chief of Staff to Massachusetts State Senator Barry Finegold, where she focused on election law reforms. A member of the Massachusetts bar, Caitriona graduated from Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.) and the State University of New York at Geneseo (B.A., Computer Science).

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October 12, 2023, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

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