Vivek Krishnamurthy

Counsel - Boston

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Vivek Krishnamurthy’s practice focuses on the complex regulatory and human rights-related challenges facing businesses that operate across borders, both in cyberspace and in real space. Drawing on his academic expertise and a decade of experience, Vivek helps companies maximize their positive social impact while minimizing their legal and reputational risk.

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  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2008
  • St. Antony's College, Oxford, M.Phil in International Relations, Rhodes Scholar, 2004
  • University of Toronto, B.A. in Economics and Political Science, 2002


French, Tamil

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer-on-Law, Harvard Law School
  • Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
  • Clinical Instructor & Assistant Director, Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Law School
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Member, Board of Directors, Global Network Initiative
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Morris J. Fish, Supreme Court of Canada


  • Rhodes Scholar for Ontario, 2002
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Yale Law School
  • University of Toronto Scholar


  • Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association of American Rhodes Scholars
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Harvard-Stanford Project on Technology and Policing
  • Former Member, Yale Law School Alumni Association Executive Committee
  • Assistant Secretary, The Pixel Project
  • “Protect Me From What I Want: The Transatlantic Divide on Data and Privacy,” Moderator, German-American Conference at Harvard University (October 6, 2018)
  • “The Future Can Be Bright: Enlisting Artificial Intelligence to Promote Human Rights,” Sole presenter, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (October 1, 2018)
  • “Can the Law Protect Privacy from Technology?,” Sole presenter, Harvard Law School Alumni Association Open Lecture (May 31, 2018)
  • “Putting Users First: The Responsibility of Tech SMEs to Respect Human Rights,” Panelist, RightsCon 2018, Toronto, Canada (May 18, 2018)
  • “Have We Entered a Brave New World of Global Content Takedown Orders?,” Moderator, RightsCon 2018, Toronto, Canada (May 18, 2018)
  • “The United States v. Microsoft,” Interviewee, National Constitution Center Podcast (Mar. 1, 2018)
  • “Data Privacy in the Cloud: the Microsoft Ireland Case,” Sole presenter, UC Davis School of Law (Jan. 28, 2018)
  • “Canadian Courts and Internet Jurisdiction,” Panelist, International Institute of Communications, Canada Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada (Nov. 14, 2017)
  • “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence,” Panelist, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) 2017 Annual Conference, Newport Beach, CA (Oct. 26, 2017)
  • “Should Content Restrictions Be Limited to Geographical Borders?,” Panelist, RightsCon 2017, Brussels, Belgium (Mar. 30, 2017)
  • “Artificial Intelligence, Robots, and the Laws of War,” Moderator, Harvard Law and Development Society Fall 2016 Symposium, Cambridge, MA (Oct. 21, 2016)
  • “Extraterritorial Law and Social Responsibility,” Keynote speaker, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Human Rights Working Group, San Francisco, CA (Jul. 14, 2016)
  • “Big Data and Policing,” Discussant for an article by Prof. Elizabeth Joh, Harvard Law and Policy Review Symposium on Policing in America, Cambridge, MA (Feb. 8, 2016)
  • “Digital Evidence Across Borders,” Panelist, Special Meeting of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Member-States, New York, NY (Dec 17, 2015)
  • “How Safe is Your Email? ECPA Reform and Extraterritorial Application,” Discussant, Harvard Law School Federalist Society, Cambridge, MA (Apr. 10, 2015)
  • “International and Multi-National Organizing Using Social Media,” Panelist, American Bar Association National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law, San Francisco, CA (Mar. 17, 2015)
  • “A Plan for Rights-Respecting Telecoms,” Panelist, Seventh Internet Governance Forum, Baku, Azerbaijan (Nov. 8, 2012)
  • “Frontline Lessons from Other Sectors - Learning What Works in Human Rights,” Panelist, Rio de Janeiro Human Rights & Technology Conference (May 31, 2012)
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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York