Marvin Ammori

Marvin Ammori

General Counsel, Hyperloop One

Marvin Ammori is the General Counsel of Hyperloop One.

He is widely regarded as one of the top lawyers and political strategists in the US, and is best known for leading the most important, successful, and unlikely political victories determining the Internet’s future, including the net neutrality campaigns. Time Magazine calls him “a prominent First Amendment lawyer and Internet policy expert,” the San Jose Mercury News calls him “a well-known advocate for Internet freedom,” while  Fast Company calls him Silicon Valley’s “go-to First Amendment guy.”  In private practice, he has represented Apple, Google, Dropbox, eBay, Automattic, Tumblr, Twitter, the National Association of Realtors, and others. He helped them stop “inevitable” legislation and to overcome widely believed “impossible” odds on issues of international significance, even when few in DC saw a path to victory.

For his pioneering work advancing Internet freedom, Ammori has been named to POLITICO 50’s “list of thinkers, doers, and dreamers” “transforming politics,” Washingtonian Magazine’s “Tech Titans,” Fast Company Magazine’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” one of the top five tech lawyers by the World Technology Network, and is a recipient of the Nyan Cat Medal of Internet Awesomeness.  His work has been profiled on the front pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Ammori helped lead the online movement that killed the proposed SOPA bill in 2012 as well as the movements defending network neutrality. He was a key organizational and intellectual force behind the FCC’s Comcast/BitTorrent decision in 2008 (he authored the complaint) and the key advocate behind the White House and FCC’s decision to back strong “Title II” rules in 2015. Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson has called him the “net neutrality whisperer”; Tim Wu wrote that Ammori “deserves enormous credit for leading the march to Title II”; and Kickstarter’s communications head declared that, “No one deserves more credit for the Net neutrality victory than” Ammori. Reviewing the decade-long fight for net neutrality, Salon’s Matt Stoller wrote, “if there’s one person who really operated with superb strategic insight and tenacity this whole time, it would be superlawyer Marvin Ammori.”

Ammori has published articles in the New York TimesUSA Today, the AtlanticWiredSlateForbes, and the Harvard Law Review, and authored a book On Internet Freedom. He has appeared as an expert on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NPR, and other TV and radio outlets. Ammori has also keynoted conferences in Germany, Portugal, Brussels, Taiwan, has spoken at TEDx U-Michigan,three Federalist Society National Lawyer Conventions, and has testified before several government bodies.

Ammori has also served as a Senior Fellow to the Democracy Fund, as well as a Future Tense and Schwartz Fellow at New America, one of the nation’s most prominent think tanks. He serves on the boards of the nonprofit advocacy groups Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, and Engine Advocacy. He also serves as an Affiliate Scholar of the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society. Ammori was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Americas Business Council Foundation. In 2008, he served as an advisor to the Obama campaign and the transition team.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School.


2013 National Lawyers Convention

2013 National Lawyers Convention

Textualism and the Role of Judges

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Jonathan H. AdlerMarvin AmmoriPaul S. AtkinsMartin Neil BailyJohn S. BakerDavid BaltoRachel BarkowRandy E. BarnettThomas O. BarnettDavid BarronCarlos T. BeaPaul J. BeardJohn BeisnerMitchell BermanLillian R. BeVierStephanos BibasSteven G. BradburyJoel F. BrennerTimothy P. CarneyRoger B. CleggEdith Brown ClementPaul D. ClementDavid D. ColeTed CruzJohn F. DuffyKyle DuncanFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanJennifer Walker ElrodJohn ElwoodRichard A. EpsteinWilliam N. EskridgeMiguel EstradaJörg FedtkeRichard W. FieldsNoel J. FranciscoEric M. FreedmanJohn FundWilliam A. GalstonRobert P. GeorgeDouglas H. GinsburgAbbe R. GluckNeil GorsuchThomas B. GriffithRandall D. GuynnPhilip A. HamburgerThomas M. HardimanKristin HickmanJames L. HuffmanScott W. JohnsonEdith H. JonesBrett M. KavanaughAshley KellerRaymond KethledgeF. Scott KieffAndrew KoppelmanWilliam KuntzMartin S. LedermanMichael S. LeeLeonard A. LeoAdam LiptakRobert E. LitanMargaret (Peggy) LittleJane MagoKenneth L. MarcusJohn O. McGinnisDavid M. McIntoshThomas W. MerrillEugene B. MeyerRobert MikosJonathan T. MolotThomas D. MorganPatrick MorriseyAlan B. MorrisonMichael B. MukaseyBurt NeuborneVictoria NourseJide Okechuku NzelibeEileen J. O'ConnorDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainMaureen K. OhlhausenWalter K. OlsonAjit V. PaiRichard PrimusWilliam H. PryorJeremy A. RabkinA. Raymond RandolphJohn N. RaudabaughMichelle RichardsonJ RoschNicholas Quinn RosenkranzPaul RosenzweigErin RyanJoshua SarnoffDavid S. SchoenbrodReva SiegelJerry E. SmithStewart E. SterkDavid StrasNadine StrossenDiane S. SykesGeorge J. TerwilligerClarence ThomasJonathan R. TurleyTimothy M. TymkovichVincent VitkowskyEugene VolokhScott WalkerSeth P. WaxmanJ. Harvie WilkinsonJ WilkinsonIStephen F. WilliamsJoshua D. WrightElizabeth WydraWilliam R. YeomansJohn C. Yoo
Topics:
Civil Rights • Free Speech & Election Law • Criminal Law & Procedure • Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • Labor & Employment Law • Religious Liberties • Intellectual Property • Administrative Law & Regulation • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Environmental Law & Property Rights • International & National Security Law • Telecommunications & Electronic Media • Litigation • Professional Responsibility & Legal Education
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2010 National Lawyers Convention

2010 National Lawyers Convention

Controlling Government: The Framers, the Tea Parties and the Constitution

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Marvin AmmoriPaul S. AtkinsJohn S. BakerRandy E. BarnettMichael BaroneCarlos T. BeaSara Sun BealeBradford A. BerensonLillian R. BeVierKim BoboCarl T. BogusNoah D. BookbinderJames BoppSteven G. CalabresiBarry E. CarterMichael A. CarvinRonald A. CassShawn H. ChangMichael ChertoffJeffrey Bossert ClarkRoger B. CleggRobert D. CooterJan CrawfordTed CruzKenneth T. CuccinelliLanny J. DavisFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanRichard A. EpsteinWilliam N. EskridgeDavid FrenchCharles FriedBrett M. FrischmannRichard W. GarnettMichael GerhardtC. Boyden GrayLawrence A. HamermeshThomas M. HardimanThomas W. HazlettJames C. HoDennis G. JacobsChristine JollsEdith H. JonesBrett M. KavanaughDouglas T. KendallKris W. KobachMichael S. LeeRonald M. LevinVictoria A. LipnicJordan LorenceDaniel E. LungrenMichael J. MadiganJeffrey P. MahoneyRoger MartellaLloyd Hitoshi MayerMitch McConnellRobert M. McDowellJohn O. McGinnisMargaret E. McGuinnessPatrick McSweeneyEdwin MeeseIThomas W. MerrillPaul R. MichelDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainMaureen K. OhlhausenBarrington D. ParkerMichael Stokes PaulsenMichael R. PenceThomas R. PhillipsRoger PilonWilliam H. PryorA. Raymond RandolphBrandon ReesJoel R. ReidenbergDavid B. RivkinJeffrey RosenAntonin ScaliaMark F. SchultzDavid B. SentelleBradley A. SmithJerry E. SmithPaul SmithGigi B. SohnRena I. SteinzorMargaret D. StockDavid StrasJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesThomas J. TaukeClifford W. TaylorSarah B. TeslikMark TushnetC VanceEugene VolokhPeter J. WallisonHoward WaltzmanRuth J. WedgwoodJ. Harvie WilkinsonJ WilkinsonIPete WilliamsArthur E. WilmarthJohn C. Yoo
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2009 National Lawyers Convention

2009 National Lawyers Convention

The Federal Government's Economic Role in our Constitutional System

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers:
Samuel A. AlitoJohn A. AllisonMarvin AmmoriPaul S. AtkinsStephen BainbridgeJohn S. BakerRandy E. BarnettCarlos T. BeaDavid BerenbaumWilliam K. BlackStephanie R. BreslowFrançois-Henri BriardJanice Rogers BrownAlan E. BrownsteinGuido CalabresiRonald A. CassLinda L. ChavezMariano-Florentino CuéllarSusan E. DudleyFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanJennifer Walker ElrodRichard A. EpsteinMiguel EstradaMalcolm M. FeeleySteve ForbesDouglas H. GinsburgC. Boyden GrayMaurice R. GreenbergMichael S. GreveThomas M. HardimanOona HathawayThomas W. HazlettLisa HeinzerlingRoderick M. HillsCornish F. HitchcockBrian H. HookEdith H. JonesDaryl JosefferDavid A. KatzBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffPeter KirsanowSteven J. LawDavid G. LeitchMark R. LevinMichael LivermoreIra LupuPaul G. MahoneyJohn F. ManningMichael W. McConnellRobert M. McDowellDavid M. McIntoshKyle E. McSlarrowRobert D. McTeerMichael J. MeurerHarold MeyersonGeoffrey P. MillerAlan B. MorrisonSeton MotleyMichael B. MukaseyAnnette L. NazarethAryeh NeierBurt NeuborneDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainLaura M. OlsonMichael PaeseHarvey L. PittAlex J. PollockLucas A. PoweWilliam H. PryorJeremy A. RabkinA. Raymond RandolphJamin Ben RaskinDaniel B. RavicherAndrew J. RedleafRoberta RomanoJed RubenfeldMark F. SchultzDavid B. SentelleJefferson B. SessionsCatherine M. SharkeyTheodore M. ShawAmity ShlaesDamon A. SilversJerry E. SmithGigi B. SohnIlya SominBret StephensAndrew L. SternJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesDaniel E. TroyJ.W. VerretJ.W. VerretSteven M.H WallmanJohn P. WaltersW WendelShirley J. WilcherJ. Harvie WilkinsonJ WilkinsonIStephen F. WilliamsRobert P. YoungDavid ZaringTodd Zywicki
Topics:
Civil Rights • Administrative Law & Regulation • Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • Financial Services & E-Commerce • Criminal Law & Procedure • Intellectual Property • Federalism & Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law • Labor & Employment Law • Religious Liberties • Telecommunications & Electronic Media • Environmental Law & Property Rights
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