Gabe Rottman is a senior attorney at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C., where he directs the Technology and Press Freedom Project, a new initiative that combines direct litigation, amicus work, policy analysis and public education to address emerging issues at the intersection of technology and press freedom. TPFP works extensively on matters related to reporter-source confidentiality, content regulation online, how hacking laws can be used against data journalists and foreign intelligence surveillance law and policy.
Prior to joining the Reporters Committee, Rottman opened the first Washington office for PEN America, led efforts on cybersecurity law and policy at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and directed federal legislative and regulatory advocacy on the First Amendment for the American Civil Liberties Union. Following law school, Rottman practiced as a commercial litigator with Simpson Thacher and Bartlett in Washington, D.C., with a focus on foreign investment national security review and civil and criminal antitrust litigation. Before and during law school, Rottman worked on federal political advocacy for the ACLU as a consultant, communications staffer and senior writer.
Rottman was a 2017 fellow in the Center for Strategic and International Studies Fellowship in Advanced Cyber Studies, has testified in front of Congress on First Amendment issues, and is the author of a comprehensive historical survey at RCFP of every federal investigation and prosecution related to the leak of government information.
Rottman has a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Order of the Coif and a notes editor on the Georgetown Law Journal. He has a B.A. from McGill University in political science and history.