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Kurt Opsahl

senior staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Kurt Opsahl is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation focusing on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Opsahl worked at Perkins Coie, where he represented technology clients with respect to intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online liability matters, including working on *Kelly v. Arribasoft*, *MGM v. Grokster*, and *CoStar v. LoopNet*. For his work responding to government subpoenas, Opsahl is proud to have been called a "rabid dog" by the Department of Justice. Prior to bPerkins, Opsahl was a research fellow to Professor Pamela Samuelson at the UC Berkeley School of Information Management and Systems. Opsahl received his law degree from Boalt Hall, and undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz. Opsahl co-authored "Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook. In 2007, Opsahl 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.