"Many tech employees are more 'woke,' but changing monolith companies is not easy," an opinion piece in Market Watch, June 9, 2020, featuring Adjunct Professor of Law Hillary Brill.
B.A., Harvard; J.D., Georgetown
A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard; Raoul Wallenberg Fellow, Hebrew University; J.D., Georgetown. Professor Brill is a nationally-recognized tech policy expert that has worked in Congress, private practice, tech industry, and communications and brings her varied experience to teach students how to practice policy with a technology-based expertise. She teaches Copyright and Technology Policy at Georgetown, is former interim Executive Director of the Institute for Technology Law and Policy, and current Senior Fellow at the GULC’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy. Professor Brill is former head of Paypal and eBay’s DC office and her main responsibilities included tech policy issues such as, fintech, intermediary liability issues, content moderation, cross-border trade, antitrust, tax, privacy, and cyber security issues. Professor Brill’s former roles included Senior Global Counsel at eBay/Paypal, Senior Legislative Counsel, and Head Lobbyist. Prior to eBay she worked for Congressman Rick Boucher, Member of Judiciary and Energy and Commerce issues where she was Legislative Counsel and focused primarily on technology and communications issues. Before that, she worked at Covington & Burling as a communications associate working on technology, communications, and intellectual property regulation, litigation, and legislative matters. Professor Brill formerly taught US Legal Discourse at Georgetown Law and Practicing Policy in the Internet Economy, Copyright, Media and Policy Communications and Technology Advocacy. She currently is Principal of HTB Strategies where clients include tech Fortune 500 companies and public interest organizations. She was IP and Tech Clinical Professor at Washington College of Law and has guest lectured, led workshops, and spoken at colleges, law schools, and accredited and nationally and globally recognized conferences, mediations, and events. She is Board Advisor to Internet Law Foundry, Chamber of Progress, Digital Frontier Foundation, and Freedom Now, among other public interest organizations.
Professor Brill leads HTB Strategies where she advises clients on strategic technology policy matters, and her clients include public interest technology organizations, academic organizations, and Fortune 500 companies.