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// JP Schnapper-Casteras //

JP advises frontier technology companies and public interest organizations on legal strategy, litigation, and public policy. Previously, he worked on a broad array of constitutional and civil cases as Special Counsel for Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and in the appellate practice of Sidley Austin LLP. JP began working on open source projects at the age of 16, conducted research on recovery-oriented computing at Stanford’s Computer Science Department, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Scientific Review. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School, and M.A. and B.A. with Honors from Stanford, and is a member of the New York and D.C. Bars.

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// Misha Guttentag //

Misha is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he co-founded the Yale Law and Technology Society.  Misha has worked with the private and public sectors on regulation of emerging technologies, including as a law clerk in the office of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and as a summer associate in Hogan Lovells’ telecommunications practice.  He writes for CryptoInsider and was selected for the Fastcase 50 Class of 2017.  Misha is a former chemistry teacher with Teach for America in Houston, Texas, and a member of the Texas Bar, with transfer application pending to the District of Columbia. (Not admitted to D.C. but being supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar member.)

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// Carolyn Shapiro //

Professor Carolyn Shapiro serves as Of Counsel to the firm and advises clients on appellate strategy, constitutional doctrine, and public interest law.  She has argued cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Illinois Supreme Court.  She previously served as the Solicitor General of Illinois, has been a faculty member at the Chicago-Kent College of Law since 2003. and is a former Supreme Court clerk.  (Not admitted to D.C. but being supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar member.)

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