Corynne McSherry is the Legal Director at EFF, specializing in intellectual property, open access, and free speech issues. Her favorite cases involve defending online fair use, political expression, and the public domain. As a litigator, she has represented the Internet Archive, Professor Lawrence Lessig, Public.Resource.Org, the Yes Men, and a dancing baby, among others. She was named one of California's Top Entertainment Lawyers and AmLaw's "Litigator of the Week" for her work on Lenz v. Universal. Her policy work focuses on copyright, generative AI, and best practices for online expression. She has testified before Congress about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Section 230. Corynne comments regularly on digital rights issues and has been quoted in a variety of outlets, including NPR, CBS News, Fox News, the New York Times, Billboard, the Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone. Prior to joining EFF, Corynne was a litigator at the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, LLP. Corynne has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a Ph.D from the University of California at San Diego, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. While in law school, Corynne published Who Owns Academic Work?: Battling for Control of Intellectual Property (Harvard University Press, 2001).
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