Tech Advisory Board

The Tech Advisory Board is made up of defense attorneys, academics, and technologists who help ensure that Fourth Amendment case law evolves to keep pace with emerging technologies.

Fourth Amendment Center Tech Advisory Board

E.G. "Gerry" Morris (Chair) has practiced in the field of criminal defense, both state and federal, almost exclusively for over 40 years. He is certified as a criminal law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His trial work has included cases ranging from driving while intoxicated cases, to complex federal trials to capital murder. In the past, he served as president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. In 2017, he was inducted into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Hall of Fame.  

Catherine Crump is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. An experienced litigator specializing in constitutional matters, she has represented a broad range of clients seeking to vindicate their First and Fourth Amendment rights. She also has extensive experience litigating to compel the disclosure of government records under the Freedom of Information Act. Professor Crump’s primary interest is the impact of new technologies on civil liberties. Representative matters include serving as counsel in the ACLU’s challenge to the National Security Agency’s mass collection of Americans’ call records; representing artists, media outlets and others challenging a federal internet censorship law, and representing a variety of clients seeking to invalidate the government’s policy of conducting suspicionless searches of laptops and other electronic devices at the international border. 

Nicole DeBorde is an experienced criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer handling state and federal criminal matters at all phases from investigation through trial and post-conviction and parole. She served as a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney's Office from 1994 through 2002. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association where she is a member of the White Collar, Election and Amicus Committees. She is also Co-Chair of The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s Strike Force providing assistance and representation to criminal defense lawyers across the state facing persecution in the course of representation of the accused.  

Hanni Fakhoury is an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Oakland, California. Before joining the federal public defender's office in 2015, Hanni was a Staff Attorney and then Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF”) in San Francisco from 2011 to 2015. At EFF, Hanni focused on electronic search and seizure, surveillance technologies and cybercrime issues in domestic criminal investigations. Hanni has handled all aspects of federal criminal litigation, including jury trial and appeal, written numerous amicus briefs in state and federal courts, and presented at over 50 legal conferences for federal and state judges and the criminal defense bar. Hanni began his career at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., where he worked as a trial attorney from 2007 to 2011. 

Stephanie Lacambra is a Criminal Defense Staff Attorney. She was previously at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based, donor-supported, non-profit civil liberties organization working to protect and promote fundamental liberties in the digital world. Through direct advocacy, impact litigation, and technological innovation, EFF’s team of attorneys, activists, and technologists encourage and challenge industry, government, and courts to support free expression, privacy, and transparency in the information society. Before coming to EFF, Stephanie worked as a Deputy Federal Defender at the Federal Defender’s Office of San Diego and then spent the next decade working at the San Francisco Public Defender’s office. She continues to speak truth to power by protecting our civil rights from government overreach as part of the Civil Liberties Team at EFF. 

Shazzie Naseem concentrates his practice in the areas of complex federal white collar criminal defense and general business litigation. Prior to joining Berkowitz Oliver LLP in 2006, Shazzie served on active duty for six years as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps). During his tenure with the military, he litigated to verdict variously contested courts-martial involving violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He represented hundreds of military personnel throughout various stages of internal investigations, inspector general requests, and administrative boards. Shazzie has additionally counseled numerous companies and individuals on investigation responses to various governmental inquiries and has extensive experience in the field of electronic information collection, review, and production to government agencies. 

Harlan Yu is the Executive Director of Upturn. Based in Washington D.C., Upturn promotes equity and justice in the design, governance, and use of digital technology. Recently, Harlan has focused on the impact of emerging technologies in policing and criminal justice, such as body-worn cameras, and in particular their disproportionate effects on communities of color. Harlan holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley. He is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. 

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