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Jeff Kosseff

Jeff Kosseff is an assistant professor in the United States Naval Academy's Cyber Science Department. Professor Kosseff is a lawyer, and he teaches cybersecurity law and policy. His research focuses on cybersecurity evidentiary issues, public-private cybersecurity partnerships, cybercrime, cyber-warfare law, and the intersection of cybersecurity and free speech.

Professor Kosseff received his juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. Before joining the Naval Academy, he practiced cybersecurity and privacy law at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC. He was a law clerk to Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He also has served on the adjunct faculty of American University.

Before becoming a lawyer, Professor Kosseff was a technology and political journalist for The Oregonian newspaper. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting and recipient of the George Polk Award.

Professor Kosseff is the co-author of Law for Media Start-Ups, a guide published by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York. His work also has appeared in the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology, & Policy, University of Florida Journal of Technology Law and Policy, Georgetown Law Journal, Bloomberg BNA, Privacy Law & Business, Law360, and other legal and technological publications.

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