Denise Howell

internet and technology lawyer. host+contributor,


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I am a technology lawyer (Berkeley Law, '90), advising corporate and individual clients on issues at the intersection of emerging technologies and the law, including all forms of online communication and interaction; privacy and privacy compliance; social media law and policy; data ownership, management, disclosures, notifications, and control; and copyright and licensing. I co-host Triangulation, conversations with the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology, on Leo Laporte's TWiT Network. I hosted This WEEK in LAW, a weekly panel discussion about technology law and policy, from 2006 - 2018. I authored one of the first law-related weblogs (and coined the term “blawg” — sue me). The American Bar Association repeatedly has honored my writing and podcasting in its annual roundups of the best of the Web. I am an AlwaysOn Power Player in Technology Business Media; was on the Huffington Post's "Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter" and "Google+ Users You Need to Follow;” was one of the AlwaysOn/Technorati Open Media 100; have written for CBS Interactive, The Industry Standard, The California Lawyer, and the ABA Journal; and since the early '00's have been a regular speaker, analyst, and commentator on tech law and policy issues.

I ski, scuba dive, do lots of yoga, encourage circular fashion, and have an interesting closet.