Brian Jonathan Chen is the Policy Director at Data & Society. With a background in movement lawyering and legislative and regulatory advocacy, he has worked extensively on issues of economic justice, social equality, and peoples’ self-determination.
Before joining D&S, Brian was a Senior Staff Attorney at the National Employment Law Project, where he led campaigns to build worker power in the face of employer technologies of control and discipline. In that role, he was recognized as a 2022 New York City labor leader. Before that, he worked at the Policing Project, leading programs to promote democratic accountability in policing, including community oversight over the adoption and use of police technologies.
Brian lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and two dogs. He has appeared in news media including the New York Times, Slate, and WIRED. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from NYU School of Law.