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Ellen P. Goodman

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Ellen P. Goodman is a non-resident senior fellow for Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative at the German Marshall Fund. She is also a Rutgers Law School professor. She co-directs and co-founded the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL). Goodman has published widely on media and telecoms law, smart cities and the Internet of Things, freedom of expression, and advertising law. She is currently a Pratt Fund grantee for a project relating to algorithmic transparency and has served in the Obama Administration as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar with the Federal Communications Commission Throughout her career, Goodman has also been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania. She has been the recipient of Ford Foundation and Geraldine R. Dodge grants for work on advancing new public media models and public interest journalism. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Goodman was a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, where she practiced in the information technology area. Regarding her education, she is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, clerked for Judge Norma Shapiro on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and has three children. She also writes periodically for the Guardian and Slate on information policy.