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Eben Moglen

Eben Moglen

Founding Partner

Eben Moglen has advised major IT companies and national governments around the world. He represented Philip Zimmerman, the developer of PGP (“Pretty Good Privacy”), threatened with prosecution by the US government for making strong encryption free software that everyone could use. With Richard M Stallman, he conceived, wrote, and created a public process for discussion and adoption of GPLv3, the current version of the world’s most widely-used free software license. In 2010, he testified before the European Commission on the FOSS consequences of Oracle Corporation’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, and before the US Congress on Internet privacy and consumer protection. He has appeared numerous times on software- and privacy-related issues as amicus curiae before the US Supreme Court.

Eben earned his PhD in History and his law degree at Yale University, clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the United States District Court in New York City and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has taught at Columbia Law School since 1987 and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel Aviv University, and the University of Virginia. In 2003, he was given the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award for efforts on behalf of freedom in the electronic society. Eben is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States Supreme Court.

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Mishi Choudhary

Mishi Choudhary

Managing Partner

Ms. Choudhary is the primary legal representative of many of the world’s most significant free software developers and distributors including Debian, the Apache Software Foundation, and OpenSSL. She consults with and advises established businesses and startups using free software in their products and service offerings in the US, Europe, India, China and Korea.

Prior to joining Moglen & Associates, she practiced as a High Court and Supreme Court litigator in New Delhi. In 2010, she founded SFLC.in, since which time she has divided her time between New York and New Delhi. Under her direction, SFLC.in has become the premier non-profit organization representing the rights of Internet users and free software developers in India.

Mishi earned her LLM (2008) from Columbia Law School where she was a Stone Scholar, and has an LLB (2004) and a bachelors degree in political science (2001) from the University of Delhi. She is the only lawyer in the world to appear simultaneously on briefs in the US and Indian Supreme Courts in the same term. In 2015 she was named one of the Asia Society’s 21 young leaders building Asia’s future. In 2016 she was selected as an Aspen Fellow as part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Mishi is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of India, all the State High Courts in India, in the State of New York, and before the Southern District of New York.

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Photograph of Eben Moglen by Richard Perry/The New York Times.