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Alan Butler


Senior Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis; J.D., UCLA

Alan Butler is Senior Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. In that capacity, Professor Butler manages EPIC's appellate litigation, including...

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Alan Butler is Senior Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. In that capacity, Professor Butler manages EPIC's appellate litigation, including the Amicus Program, and files briefs in emerging privacy and civil liberties cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts. Professor Butler has argued on behalf of EPIC in privacy and open government cases. Professor Butler has authored briefs on behalf of EPIC in significant privacy cases, including an amicus brief in Riley v. California that was cited in the Supreme Court's unanimous opinion upholding Fourth Amendment protections for cell phones. He has also authored briefs on national security, open government, workplace privacy, and consumer privacy issues. Professor Butler is the co-author of the most recent edition of Communications Law and Policy: Cases and Materials. He has also published several articles on emerging privacy issues, including - Get a Warrant: The Supreme Court's New Course for Digital Privacy Rights after Riley v. California, Standing Up to Clapper: How to Increase Transparency and Oversight of FISA Surveillance, and When Cyberweapons End Up on Private Networks: Third Amendment Implications for Cybersecurity Policy. Professor Butler is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a B.A. in Economics.

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