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Aeryn Palmer
Legal Director, Wikimedia Foundation
The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

About me

I have been an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation since December 2015, having originally joined the legal team as a fellow at the beginning of that year. I am licensed to practice in Washington, and have registered as in-house counsel here in California.

I studied ancient history as an undergrad and graduate student before attending Yale Law School. Prior to joining the Foundation, I was a litigation associate at a large international law firm. My interest in internet law eventually lead me to Wikimedia.

My work

My work at the Foundation focuses primarily on privacy and civil liberties law. In addition, I work with the rest of the legal team on a wide variety of other issues.


Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated. The legal team can only represent the Wikimedia Foundation on legal matters, so we are unable to give legal advice to others, including community members, editors, or contributors. Communications with members of the legal team are not consultations and do not create any confidential relationship.

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