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Vera Eidelman

Staff Attorney

ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project


Vera Eidelman is a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, where she works on the rights to free speech and privacy in the digital age. She focuses on the free speech rights of protesters and young people, online speech, and genetic privacy. She has litigated cases including Dakota Rural Action v. Noem, a constitutional challenge to “riot boosting” laws that chilled protest, In re Gender Queer and A Court of Mist and Fury, in defense of the right to write, publish, and distribute books others sought to ban as “obscene,” and ACLU v. Clearview AI, a state privacy law challenge to nonconsensual faceprinting. She has also represented a racial justice protester, in Mckesson v. Doe, and a high school cheerleader, in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., before the Supreme Court.

Vera was previously a William J. Brennan fellow with the ACLU, and is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School. Before joining the ACLU, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Beth Labson Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.