Ayesha K. Rasheed is a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. She researches technology & intellectual property law, health law, property, and tort law, with a particular emphasis on genetic and biometric data.
Ayesha's current work focuses on identifying and addressing the legal, ethical, and practical challenges involved in the collection of different kinds of biodata by private companies and public actors. Her other projects assess the legality and practicability of regulators' preferred remedies for preventing misuse of data, cutting-edge issues in trade secrets law, and the intersection of new technology regulations and constitutional law. Her past research has been published in a variety of legal and medical publications, including the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the University of Illinois Law Review, the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, the Hastings Bioethics Forum, Intellectual Property Magazine, and the California Law Review Online.
Ayesha holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she served as Supervising Editor for the California Law Review, research assistant to Prof. Paul Schwartz, teaching assistant for several law school classes, and member of the mock trial team. She holds an M.Sc. from the University of Oxford and a B.S. with honors in Biology from Stanford University. Ayesha has also worked as an attorney advising national and international clients on privacy, cybersecurity, and intellectual property matters, in addition to maintaining an active pro bono practice representing asylum seekers and victims of domestic violence. She is admitted to the Bar in California and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.