Jeff Hermes (Director): Jeff is the Director of the Online Media Legal Network's parent project, the Digital Media Law Project at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1997. Prior to joining the Berkman Center, Jeff assisted a wide array of clients in First Amendment, media, intellectual property and Internet law issues as a partner in the litigation practice of Brown Rudnick LLP and later as counsel to Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing, P.C. in Boston. Over the last fourteen years, Jeff has represented an international media network and its subsidiaries, major metropolitan newspapers, local broadcasters on television and radio, Internet-based publishers and social media networks. He has written for numerous publications and spoken at a wide array of events on media law issues, including extensive collaboration with the Media Law Resource Center. Jeff received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1994.
Andy Sellars (Staff Attorney): Andy is the Staff Attorney for the Digital Media Law Project, and is a Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Andy received his J.D. with high honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was awarded the Peter D. Rosenberg Award for Patent and Intellectual Property Law. He is no stranger to the Berkman Center, having worked as a summer intern at Berkman's Cyberlaw Clinic, where he researched and assisted in drafting two amicus briefs for the Citizen Media Law Project on Internet free speech issuest. He also advised other clients on a wide variety of copyright, media law, and online publication matters. Prior to law school, Andy worked in the music industry, including for the festival production and promotion company Great Northeast Productions and as assistant tour manager and stage manager for the band moe. He received his undergraduate degree in music, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University in 2008, where he interned at the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts (now part of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston).