Ben Wizner

Ben Wizner has worked for over 15 years at the intersection of civil liberties and national security, litigating numerous cases involving security policies, government watch lists, surveillance practices, and targeted killing. Since July of 2013, he has been the principal legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and appears regularly in the global media, has testified before Congress, and is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. Ben is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law and was a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ben is also the director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project.