Research Team

Vice President of Research and Education

Omer Tene

Omer Tene is vice president of research and education at the IAPP where he administers the IAPP Westin Fellowship Program and fosters ties between the industry and academia. Before joining the IAPP, Dr. Tene was vice dean of the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel. Dr. Tene is an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; and a senior fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He has published extensively in U.S. and European law reviews about big data, online tracking and international privacy law.

Westin Fellows

Kelsey Finch

Kelsey Finch is a recent graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, with a concentration in Intellectual Property & Information Law. Through her professional and academic experiences, Finch has developed a special interest in studying and reconciling commercial and public interests in privacy rights in the face of emerging trends and technologies. She also holds a BA in English language & literature and ancient history from Smith College.

Dennis Holmes

Dennis Holmes is a recent graduate of The George Washington University Law School. During law school, he focused on information privacy & telecommunications law and worked at the Federal Trade Commission and Google. He also served as editor-in-chief of the Federal Communications Law Journal. Holmes is originally from San Antonio, TX, and he also holds a BA in sociology from Macalester College.