Biography

Biography

Elana is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, an Affiliate at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology, and a visiting fellow at Yale School of Law's Information Society Project. Her scholarly work explores the ramifications of data-driven education and hiring, as schools, employers, and the government increasingly use complex analytics and artificial intelligence in teaching, evaluating, and predicting human performance and potential. She offers an array of educational, consulting, legal services for schools, companies, organizations, and policymakers, including Microsoft, Princeton University, and Summit Learning Schools. Her popular presentations and workshops explain emerging technologies and their implications for technology neophytes and math-phobes

Elana graduated from Yale University and New York University's School of Law. She worked as a Litigation Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLC and a Legal Analyst at Bloomberg L.P. before opening her own privacy, media, and technology law practice. She also taught classes on Free Speech and the First Amendment as Visiting Professor at Yale University.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Elana was a journalist and pop culture columnist in London and New York and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University's School of the Arts. She believes she is the only person to have both reported for and legally represented The National Enquirer.