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Hanni Fakhoury

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Staff Attorney
Hanni Fakhoury focuses on criminal law, privacy and free speech litigation and advocacy. He's represented clients in criminal and civil government investigations and written numerous amicus briefs in state and federal courts throughout the country on electronic searches and cybercrime. He's frequently interviewed and quoted by news media organizations including the Associated Press, CBS Evening News, CNN, Fox News, NPR, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and his writings have been published in the New York Times, Slate and Wired. Hanni has testified before the California state legislature on proposed electronic privacy legislation, is a sought after speaker at legal seminars and conferences, and has given formal and informal advice to other lawyers on electronic surveillance in criminal cases. Before joining EFF, Hanni worked as a federal public defender in San Diego where he handled all aspects of criminal litigation including trial and appeal. He still represents federal criminal defendants on appeal as a member of the Northern District of California's Criminal Justice Act panel. Hanni graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in political science and an honors degree in history. He received his law degree with distinction from Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of Barristers for his excellence in written and oral advocacy.