Ashkhen Kazaryan serves as the Director of civil liberties at TechFreedom.
She manages and develops policy projects on free speech, artificial
intelligence, surveillance reform and sharing economy. Ashkhen also
handles outreach and coalition building for the organization.
Ashkhen is an Internet Law and Policy Fellow and an expert at the
Federalist Society’s Emerging Technology Working Group, part of the
Regulatory Transparency Project. Ashkhen received her Specialist in Law
degree summa cum laude from Lomonosov MSU in 2012, Masters of Law
Degree from Yale Law School and is completing her Ph.D. in Law at the Law
School of Lomonosov Moscow State University (thesis on Legal Regulation
of Art Markets).
At Yale Law, she served as an Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of
Law and Feminism, Senior Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review and
Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology while also being Co-
Chair of the Public Interest Fellowship. Ashkhen worked as the leading
legal analyst at the High Intellectual Property Court, drafting decisions of
the Presidium of the Court, creating precedents, including on information
intermediaries and use of trademarks. In 2013-2014 she was a Fox Fellow
She is a proud supporter of New England Patriots and Broadway