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Justin   Erlich

Justin Erlich

California Department of Justice
Special Assistant Attorney General
San Francisco, CA, USA


Justin Erlich serves as Special Assistant Attorney General to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. He is the Attorney General’s principal policy advisor on technology, data, and the environment. He oversees the Department of Justice’s involvement in issues such as privacy, the sharing economy, cybercrime, cybersecurity, clean tech and open data/big data. Justin is driving the development of multiple initiatives in the Office including OpenJustice (openjustice.doj.ca.gov), digital forensics laboratories, and citizen engagement/digital strategy. Before coming to the Attorney General’s Office, Justin was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, a strategic management consulting firm. At McKinsey, he was a part of the State and Local practice working with government agencies on designing and implementing long-term technological, environmental, and economic development plans. He has functional expertise in strategy, sustainability and risk. Justin took a leave from McKinsey to serve as the Deputy Policy Director of the Attorney General Harris’s Transition Team. He clerked for the Hon. Rosemary Barkett on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He earned    his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his A.B. from Harvard College.
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