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Michelle Paulson

Wikimedia Foundation
Legal Counsel
San Francisco, CA, USA

Primary Areas of Practice: Internet Law, Trademarks, Copyright, Freedom of Speech, Privacy, Litigation Management

Law School/Graduate School: UC Hastings

Work History: Michelle has been at the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that runs Wikipedia, since 2008 and as in-house counsel since 2010. She manages domestic and international litigation for the Foundation, most of which deal with online defamation and freedom of speech concerns. She has also managed online content issues, including policy, privacy, and intellectual property.

Professional Memberships: Admitted into the CA and NY bars; member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.


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