Heather Whitney is a Lecturer in Law and Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. She is also a faculty affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Heather works at the intersection of innovation with a variety of laws and policies concerning employment and labor, private associations, intellectual property, and corporate form and governance. Her current project looks at the relationship between company-supported affiliation groups and email lists, company unions, and traditional unionization.
Heather earned a JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and a BA in Philosophy, from UCLA, summa cum laude. Prior to attending Harvard, she worked on Google’s Global Ethics and Compliance team. She’s also spent time at the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook, Keker & Van Nest, and Jenner & Block’s Washington D.C. office. Immediately prior to becoming a Bigelow Fellow, she clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She was also a teaching fellow (twice) for CopyrightX, a free online copyright course offered by Harvard Law School on the edX platform.