Susan Hendrickson


Harvard Berkman Klein Center

Global Technology Governance Fellow

Sue Hendrickson is leading tech and intellectual property legal and policy strategist focused on cutting-edge technology and innovation. She is the first Global Technology Governance Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, the former Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center, and a Lecturer at Harvard Law School. Her work focuses on the implications of AI and other technologies for democracy, human rights, and societal well-being and the establishment of governance mechanisms for the responsible, safe, and ethical development and deployment of technology.


Her experience with complex legal, commercial, and public policy issues spans three decades of technology expansion, from the early days of AOL to today’s advanced AI/machine learning, autonomous, and connected technologies. Her expertise extends across many sectors, including digital media, IT, telecommunications, life sciences, education, and the creative industries. She has helped forge complex multi-stakeholder alliances, standard setting arrangements, and global collaborations to address technology challenges and regularly advises both corporate and government leaders. She has been recognized as a leader in the field by a wide variety of publications including, in Chambers, as one of the Leading Lawyers in America for Technology Law, as one of the Top 250 Women in IP, and as the Best Lawyers’ - “Technology Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC.


Prior to Berkman Klein, Ms. Hendrickson was a partner at Arnold & Porter, where she co-headed the Technology Transactions and Life Sciences Transactions practices. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, and was an editor on the Harvard Law Review.


Contributions by Susan Hendrickson

  • Member of A.I. Advisory Board 2023 - 2024
  • Meta Mayhem: Navigating Privacy Challenges in Digital Assets/Cryptocurrency
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023