Alexandra Givens is the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law.
In that role, she sets the Institute’s research agenda, and is responsible for its public convenings, curricular activities, strategic development, and engagement with policymakers, civil society organizations, the private sector and the media. She teaches the two foundation seminars for Georgetown Law’s Tech Law Scholars Program, which invites law students to develop a concentration in technology law and policy. She is also a founding leader of Georgetown’s Initiative on Tech & Society.
Professor Givens previously served as Chief Counsel for IP and Antitrust on the Senate Judiciary Committee, working for its then Chairman/Ranking Member, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). She developed legislative and oversight strategy on matters including patent reform, federal trade secrets legislation, net neutrality, First Amendment issues surrounding online speech, access to medicines, and oversight of mergers and antitrust policy.Professor Givens serves on the Board of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. She also co-founded and serves on the board of BEACON: The D.C. Women Founders’ Initiative, a program to support women entrepreneurs that was incubated at Georgetown Law.
Professor Givens began her career as a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, and taught for five years as an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Law. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.