This document was last updated on November 4, 2011.
Note, that while I do consult for class action lawyers and companies, none of my clients see my
research, blog posts, FTC complaints or other output before it is published. Likewise, my clients do not get to pick which firms and practices I write about, praise or criticize. Other then general support from my university and now OSF, my blog posts, academic research papers and FTC complaints are uncompensated.
Furthermore, in the one case thus far where my research and advocacy led to a class action lawsuit (against Dropbox) filed by a firm that I was subsequently retained by, I
had not communicated with the class action firm or their associates at all prior to the publication of my FTC complaint. The firm reached out to me after reading about my FTC complaint in the press.
My current sources of income:
August 1, 2011 -> Present
Open Society Foundations
July 8, 2010 -> Present
Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University
Graduate Student Fellowship/Stipend
September 1, 2011 -> Present (occassional)
Technical Advisory Board
May 20, 2011 -> Present (occassional)
Hausfeld LLP and Pearson Simon Warshaw & Penny LLP
Retained consultant for class action lawsuit against Dropbox
May 26, 2011 -> Present (occasional)
Seeger Weiss LLP
Retained consultant for click fraud related class action litigation
January 20, 2011 -> Present (occasional)
December 4, 2010 -> Present (occasional)
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Privacy consultant, generally focused on online tracking.