Albert Fox Cahn, Esq. - Executive Director
Albert Fox Cahn is S.T.O.P.’s founder and executive director, a fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at N.Y.U. School of Law, and a columnist for Gotham Gazette. As a lawyer, technologist, writer, and interfaith activist, Mr. Cahn began S.T.O.P. in the belief that emerging surveillance technologies pose an unprecedented threat to civil rights and the promise of a free society.
Mr. Cahn is a frequent commentator on civil rights, privacy, and technology matters and a contributor to numerous publications, including the New York Times, Slate, NBC Think, Newsweek, and the N,Y. Daily News. He has been quoted hundreds of times by leading national and international media outlets, and he has lectured at numerous universities, including Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Columbia University, and Dartmouth College.
Mr. Cahn previously served as legal director for a statewide civil rights organization, overseeing its direct legal services, impact litigation, and government affairs during the first two years of the Trump Presidency. Prior to that, he worked as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he advised Fortune 50 companies on technology policy, antitrust law, and consumer privacy.
In addition to his work at S.T.O.P., Mr. Cahn serves on the Immigrant Leaders Council of the New York Immigration Coalition. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Cahn received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (where he was an editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review), and his B.A. in Politics and Philosophy from Brandeis University.
6/4/2015 Federal Trade Commission Reaches Record $1.2 Billion Proposed “Pay for Delay” Settlement with Cephalon and Injunctive Relief Restricting Future Similar Settlements of Patent Infringement Cases Alert.
12/12/2018 Testimony Before the Committee on Civil and Human Rights and the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction for a Hearing Concerning Oversight – Negative Mental Health Consequences of Discrimination and Bias Incidents.
9/6/2018 Testimony before the Committee on Public Safety New York City Council for a Hearing Concerning Oversight – Abolish Ice Preconsidered Int – in Relation to Prohibiting New York City From Contracting With Entities Engaged In Immigration Enforcement.
6/14/2018 Testimony before the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing For a Hearing Concerning, Initiative 0959-2018, Expanding the Prohibited Street-Vending Zone Around the world Trade Center.
10/25/2017 Testimony before the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations New York City Council For a Hearing Concerning, Resolution 0792-2015 - Establishing January 30 Annually as Fred T. Korematsu Day.
9/28/2017 Testimony before the Committee on Civil Rights New York City Council For a Hearing Concerning, Oversight - Examining the Rise In Discriminatory Harassment Claims Received by the Commission on Human Rights.
6/29/17 Testimony before the Committee on Courts and Legal Services Jointly with the Committee on Immigration New York City Council for a Hearing Concerning, Oversight - ICE Enforcement in New York City Courts.
4/26/2017 Testimony before the Committee on Immigration; Committee on Public Safety; And Committee on Education New York City Council for A Hearing Concerning, Identifying Information and T2017-1557 And T2017-1588.
3/15/2017 Testimony before the Committee on Immigration New York City Council, for a Hearing Concerning Oversight - the Impact of New Immigration Enforcement Tactics on Access to Justice and Services.
10/11/2016 Testimony before the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations of the New York City Council, for a Hearing Concerning Res. 1230-2016, Declaring Support for Muslim Communities.