Brittan Heller Joins Foley Hoag's Corporate Social Responsibility Practice as Counsel
September 4, 2019
Foley Hoag LLP welcomes Brittan Heller as counsel in the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility practice. She will advise companies on privacy, freedom of expression, content moderation, online harassment, disinformation, civic engagement, cyberhate and hate speech, and online extremism.
“Brittan has structured her extensive career around the intersection of law, human rights and technology,” said Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner Kenneth Leonetti. “Her prior experience with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Anti-Defamation League make her particularly qualified to help our clients meet their social and environmental performance objectives. We are pleased to have her join the firm.”
As the founding director of the Center on Technology and Society for the Anti-Defamation League, Heller proposed new policies and implemented programs to prevent bias, racism, discrimination, and the spread of disinformation, with a focus on protecting minority populations. She also collaborated with major online platforms and gaming companies to combat cyberhate.
Heller previously worked for the International Criminal Court on its initial cases and the U.S. Department of Justice - Criminal Division, prosecuting human rights violations for the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section.
Heller earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School. She is a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
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