After serving as president and CEO of Public Knowledge for five years, Gene Kimmelman handed over that leadership role in 2019 and is now the senior adviser. Previously, Gene served as director of the Internet Freedom and Human Rights project at the New America Foundation, and as chief counsel for the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Gene served as vice president for Federal and International Affairs at Consumers Union. Gene has also served as chief counsel and staff director for the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee and as legislative director for the Consumer Federation of America. Gene began his career as a consumer advocate and staff attorney for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch.