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Gigi B. Sohn

Gigi B. Sohn

Open Society Foundations
Leadership in Government Fellow
New York, NY, USA


Gigi Sohn is a Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy, an Open Society Foundations Leadership in Government Fellow, a Mozilla Fellow and one of the nation’s leading public advocates for open, affordable and democratic communications networks. For nearly thirty years, Gigi has worked to defend and preserve the fundamental competition and innovation policies that have made broadband Internet access more ubiquitous, competitive, affordable, open and protective of user privacy.

From 2013-2016, Gigi was Counselor to the former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler. From 2001-2013, Gigi served as the Co-Founder and CEO of Public Knowledge, a leading technology policy advocacy organization. She was previously a Project Specialist in the Ford Foundation’s Media, Arts and Culture unit and Executive Director of the Media Access Project, a public interest communications law firm.

Gigi holds a B.S. in Broadcasting and Film, Summa Cum Laude, from the Boston University College of Communication and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She lives in Washington, DC with her wife, Lara Ballard, their daughter Yosselin, and their cats Zap and Pepe.

Gigi B. Sohn is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Electronic Media Regulation - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Friday, November 17, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 35th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation, Thursday, December 07, 2017, Washington, DC
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