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March 6 Tuesday

Mission Driven Law: In-House at the Wikimedia Foundation; Eileen Hershenov '89, General Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • Room 129
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Description

Eileen Hershenov joined the Wikimedia Foundation as General Counsel in May 2017. Prior to joining the WMF Legal team, Ms. Hershenov worked for 18 months as Of Counsel for a media law firm in New York City, where among other things, she litigated copyright, defamation and other free expression and media law claims. From 2005 - 2015, Ms. Hershenov served as the Vice President and General Counsel to Consumer Reports, the largest consumer advocacy, testing and publishing organization in the U.S.  Before that, Ms. Hershenov was General Counsel for the Open Society Foundations (Soros Foundations) for close to a decade, focusing on not-for-profit law, human rights law, publishing and licensing, media law, employment and intellectual property. At OSF she supported foundations or affiliates in over 30 countries.

Ms. Hershenov began her legal career as a clerk for the federal district court judge best known for handling of northern desegregation cases and mass torts cases. She then worked for the ACLU on national security, immigration and other civil rights and liberties cases, after which Ms. Hershenov worked for some years at a large national law firm, focusing on copyright and trademark matters, as well as handling a large pro bono docket in civil rights and liberties matters.

Ms. Hershenov is a graduate of Yale College (Economics) and Yale Law School Class of 1989.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, WIII