Kurt Opsahl

**Kurt Opsahl** is the deputy executive director and general counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In addition to representing clients on civil liberties, free speech, and privacy law, he counsels on EFF projects and initiatives. Kurt is the lead attorney on the Coders' Rights Project. Before joining EFF, he worked at Perkins Coie, where he represented technology clients with respect to intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online liability matters. He received his law degree from Boalt Hall, and undergraduate degree from U.C. Santa Cruz. Kurt is the co-authored of *Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook*. In 2007, he was named as one of the "Attorneys of the Year" by *California Lawyer* magazine for his work on the O'Grady v. Superior Court appeal. In 2014, he was elected to the USENIX board of directors.<br>

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