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Chinmayi Sharma is a Scholar in Residence at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Her research and teaching focus on cybersecurity, surveillance, computer crime, criminal law/procedure, administrative law, and antitrust.
She is a member of Foreign Policy for America, the open source working group at the Atlantic Council, the Transatlantic Cyber Forum, the young professional cohort at the Council on Foreign Relations, Internet Law Foundry, and the Yale Cyber Leadership Fellow. She has written extensively for Lawfare, primarily on the topics of cybersecurity and surveillance. Before joining the Strauss Center, Chinmayi worked at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP in Washington, D.C., focusing primarily on spectrum policy and privacy matters, and clerked for Chief Judge Michael F. Urbanski of the Western District of Virginia.
Before law school, Chinmayi was also the founder of a technology company that developed custom data management and data analytics software solutions. She has also worked as a consultant at Deloitte providing complex analytics services to federal agencies.