Alan Butler is Interim Executive Director and General Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Butler has filed many briefs on behalf of EPIC in emerging privacy and civil liberties cases and has argued on behalf of EPIC U.S. Courts on national security, open government, and data protection issues. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a B.A. in Economics. He is a member of the DC Bar and the State Bar of California. He is also Co-Chair of the Privacy and Information Protection Committee of the ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice.