Mishi Choudhary

Legal Director, Software Freedom Law Centre

Mishi Choudhary

Legal Director, Software Freedom Law Centre

Biography

Mishi Choudhary is a technology lawyer with legal practice in New York
and New Delhi. She is currently the Managing Partner at Mishi Choudhary
& Associates, Legal Director of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC),
where she is the primary legal representative of many of the world’s
most significant free software developers, including Debian, the Apache
Software Foundation, and OpenSSL. Mishi consults with and advises
established businesses and startups using free software in their
products and service offerings in the US, Europe, India, China, and Korea.

As of 2015, Mishi is the only lawyer in the world to simultaneously
appear on briefs in the US and Indian Supreme Courts in the same term.

In 2010 she found SFLC.in, a legal services organization based in India
inspired from the Electronic Frontier Foundation  to defend digital
freedoms of Indian citizens. She served as its President and executive
Director from 2010-2017. SFLC.in under her leadership has become a
significant voice defending Indian citizens’ civil liberties.

She writes regularly in the top English dailies on issues of technology
policy.In 2015, she was named one of the Asia Society’s 21 young leaders
building Asia’s future for her work as a technology lawyer and online
civil liberties activist.[16] In 2016, the Aspen Institute named her as
a Fellow of the sixth class of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a
member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.In 2017, she won a Digital
Women Award in the “Social Impact” category for her work with SFLC.in.

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