Paul Ohm

Georgetown University
Appointee for Member, Commissioner
Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Paul Ohm is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center (Georgetown) and a Faculty Director for the Center on Privacy and Technology, positions he has held since 2015. Mr. Ohm began his academic career in 2006 on the faculty of the University of Colorado Law School, where he served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Director for the Silicon Flatirons Center until 2015. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Ohm served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Federal Trade Commission. Before becoming a professor, he served as a Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Ohm clerked for Judge Betty Fletcher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2000 to 2001 and for Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California from 1999 to 2000. Before attending law school, Mr. Ohm worked for several years as a computer programmer and network systems administrator. He received a B.A. and a B.S. from Yale University and a J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.