Ryan Budish

Ryan Budish is a fellow at the Berkman Center and the Project Director of Herdict, which uses crowdsourcing to present a real-time view of Internet accessibility around the world.

Prior to arriving at Harvard, Ryan was an associate at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, in Washington, D.C. There his practice included assisting Internet and media clients navigate FCC and FTC regulations and investigations, defending a software company in patent litigation, preparing clients for compliance with the Affordable Care Act, and representing states in disputes with CMS.

Ryan also 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 has examined the ways in which technology and its intersection with the law can have a significant impact on the everyday lives of people. His recent publications include: Obama Administration's Approach to Cybersecurity, Data Protection Law & Policy (June 2009) (Co-Author); In the Face of Danger: Facial Recognition and the Limits of Privacy Law (Note), 120 Harvard Law Review 1870 (2007); and Developments in the Law of Voting and Democracy, Part VI: Voting in Times of Crisis, 119 Harvard Law Review 1176 (2006).

Ryan received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his B.A. with High Honors from Swarthmore College.

Last updated

April 11, 2012