Christopher Wolf

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Christopher Wolf (born Washington, DC 1954) is an American attorney specializing in Internet and privacy law. He is a partner in the international law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP,[1] he is the founding editor and lead author of the first Practising Law Institute (PLI) legal treatise on privacy and information security law. He is the founder and co-chair of a think tank devoted to emerging privacy issues, the Future of Privacy Forum,[2] he also has chaired an international consortium of non-governmental organizations fighting online hate speech, the International Network Against Cyber-hate (INACH), on whose board he serves and he leads the work of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in fighting online hate speech. Wolf graduated from Bowdoin College in 1976, and magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1980, he clerked with the Hon. Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., United States District Court, District of Columbia, 1980-1982.

In 2013, Wolf co-authored (with Abraham Foxman) a book entitled Viral Hate: Containing its Spread on the Internet (Macmillan Palgrave).


Wolf is chairman emeritus of the International Network Against Cyber-Hate (INACH) and chairs the Anti-Defamation League's National Committee on the Internet, he chairs the ADL Technology Committee, and was regional chair of the Washington, DC ADL Board (1998–2002) and of the national ADL Strategic Planning Committee. He is on the National Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of Food & Friends, where he was Board President (1996–1998), he also serves on the Boards of WETA Radio and Television, Young Concert Artists and the George Washington University Hospital. Wolf was the first president of Responsible Electronic Communication Alliance (RECA), an organization started to promote professional standards for online communication and marketing, he is also co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum,[3] a think tank dedicated to examining emerging privacy issues. Wolf was made a member of the American Law Institute in 2012.


  1. ^ "Legal challenges come from all directions". Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Future of Privacy Forum". Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Future of Privacy Forum". Retrieved 30 June 2018.