President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Knowledge
American Antitrust Institute
Gene Kimmelman is the president and chief executive officer of Public Knowledge at the American Antitrust Institute. After almost 30 years as a public interest advocate, Kimmelman joined the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division as chief counsel in 2009. Since leaving the Department of Justice in 2014, Kimmelman has been serving as the director of the Internet Freedom and Human Rights Program at the New America Foundation. Kimmelman is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, studied in Denmark as a Fulbright fellow at the University of Copenhagen’s public sector graduate program, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he was the recipient of the university’s Forstmann Fellowship. A recognized authority on consumer protection matters, he has been widely quoted on policy issues in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.