Ryan Budish is a Senior Researcher at the Berkman Center. Ryan joined the Berkman Center in 2011 as a Fellow and the Project Director of Herdict. In his time at Berkman, Ryan has contributed policy and legal analysis to a number of projects and reports, and he has led several significant initiatives relating to Internet censorship, corporate transparency about government surveillance, and multistakeholder governance mechanisms.
Ryan has written about the future of wearable technologies for The Atlantic, and has written about government surveillance for both The Guardian and The Atlantic. He has discussed his work on panels and in news media around the world.
Prior to arriving at Berkman, Ryan was an associate at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, in Washington, D.C., where he focused on privacy, media, technology, and health care. Ryan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ryan received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his B.A. with High Honors from Swarthmore College.