Gigi B. Sohn served as counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, advising on a range of telecommunications and media policy issues.
Previously, Sohn served from 2001 to 2013 as president and CEO of Public Knowledge, a D.C.-based public interest group working on intellectual property and other issues in the digital marketplace. She served as a project specialist in the Ford Foundation’s Media, Arts and Culture unit and as executive director of the Media Access Project. She was co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group, and has held academic positions at Georgetown University, the University of Southern California, and Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, among others.
She has won a number of awards and citations, including a Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Gigi holds a BS in Broadcasting and Film, Summa Cum Laude, from the Boston University College of Communication, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.