Mitch Stoltz is EFF’s IP Litigation Director. Mitch litigates copyright and trademark cases that impact free speech, defending the rights of software developers, website owners, nonprofits, and individual internet users. His work has touched on video and audio streaming, web hosting, app and game development, free and open source software licensing, government transparency, freedom to tinker, and threats of censorship from within the internet’s infrastructure.
Mitch also leads EFF’s antitrust and competition working group, which does litigation, legislative advocacy, education, and policy analysis to address the harms of monopoly power on users’ rights and innovation.
Before joining EFF, Mitch was an associate at Constantine Cannon LLP in Washington DC. Long ago, in an internet far far away, Mitch was a security engineer at Netscape Communications, and he is still an engineer at heart. Mitch has a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA in Public Policy Analysis and Computer Science from Pomona College.