Victoria Baranetsky is General Counsel at The Center for Investigative Reporting and moonlights as a free speech scholar. Before joining CIR, Baranetsky worked for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on matters involving the intersection of technology and media law, access to government data, privacy and government surveillance. She previously worked as legal counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation and served as the First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times. Prior to that, Baranetsky clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Pooler of the Second Circuit after graduating from Harvard Law School and obtaining a masters in philosophy from Oxford University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in New York City and is a graduate of Columbia's Journalism School. Currently, Baranetsky is an affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and a member of SPJ-Nor Cal. She has written for various academic journals, including the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Gender and Pace Law Review. She is barred in California, New York and New Jersey.
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