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Alan Butler

Electronic Privacy Information Center
Appellate Advocacy Councel
Washington, DC, USA


Alan Butler is the EPIC Appellate Advocacy Counsel. He manages the appellate litigation at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), including the EPIC’s Amicus Program. Mr. Butler has argued and filed briefs in significant privacy, civil liberties, and national security law cases. Recent cases include In reEPICUnited Statesv. JonesClapper v.Amnesty International USA, and Maryland v. King. Mr. Butler focuses on a range of privacy law subjects including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), location privacy, and other digital Fourth Amendment issues. His recent articles – StandingUp to Clapper: How to Increase Transparency and Oversight of FISA Surveillance and When Cyberweapons End Up on Private Networks: Third AmendmentImplications for Cybersecurity Policy – were published in the New England Law Review and the American University Law Review, respectively. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a B.A. in Economics. While studying at UCLA School of Law, Mr. Butler was the Chief Technology Editor of both the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) and the Entertainment Law Review (ELR). He worked as a research assistant for Professors Doug Lichtman and Steven Munzer.

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