Gene Kimmelman is a non-resident senior fellow for Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative at the German Marshall Fund. He is also the president and CEO of Public Knowledge. Previously, Gene served as director of the Internet Freedom and Human Rights project at the New America Foundation, and as chief counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Gene served as vice president for Federal and International Affairs at Consumers Union. In the past, Gene served as chief counsel and staff director for the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee and legislative director for the Consumer Federation of America. Gene began his career as a consumer advocate and staff attorney for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch. Regarding his education, Gene is a graduate of Brown University and holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia where he received the Fortsman Fellowship and was able to become a Fulbright Fellow as well. Presently, he serves as adjunct law professor at George Washington University School of Law, a senior fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado and is on the Board of Global Partners Digital.