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Welcome, Deven Desai!

I’m proud to welcome Deven Desai as a perma-blogger at Madisonian.  Deven has had some great stints at Concurring Opinions and I’ve always enjoyed our conversations on matters technological, philosophical, legal, and everything in between. 

Deven graduated from Yale Law School, where he was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. He’s now Assistant Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego, CA.  His research focuses on the intersection of technology, intellectual property, and information policies.

In IP, Deven has recently published some very interesting work on genericism.  He handled Internet-related intellectual property matters while in private practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP.

Deven also has a keen appreciation of matters political and administrative, as evidenced in his research on private military companies.  He was part of the Cory Booker for Mayor of Newark campaign, focusing on policy and finance.  He has also worked with Jumpstart for Young Children, a national non-profit group devoted to improving literacy, language, social, and initiative skills in young children.