Hello, I’m Marc
Defender, Engineer, and Policy Advocate based in the Washington, D.C.-area — I litigate, evaluate, and advocate for science, technologies, and policies to uphold justice.
For over a decade, I have advocated for justice on the front lines of law, technology and policy. I passionately fight for people’s rights and humanity as a public defender. As a Ph.D. aerospace and cognitive engineer, I tested and evaluated aerospace and defense systems, bringing a unique perspective to the intersection of technology and societal impact. In the chaos of the U.S. House of Representatives, I handled media, policy, and appropriations for a diverse portfolio covering artificial intelligence, defense, homeland security, and justice.
Today, I am just as comfortable in a courtroom advocating for the rights and humanity of individuals facing serious criminal charges as I am in a meeting with lawyers, judges, or policymakers advocating for effective governance of artificial intelligence. I use that unique expertise to consult on criminal cases nationwide, showing how technologies like DNA software, fingerprint databases, toolmark evidence, and face recognition systems are unreliable.
In my communities, I’ve been a force for change, serving as a labor union delegate with the International Workers of the World, President of Georgia Tech’s Graduate Student Body, and collaborating with organizations like the AFL-CIO and the NAACP for discussions about the future of work and surveillance of marginalized communities.
As a member and past-Chair of the IEEE-USA AI Policy Committee, I’ve had the privilege of advising policymakers including the U.S. House and Senate, and teaching CLE’s on governing automated decision systems, generative AI, and forensic evidence technologies.
In essence, my passion lies in uncovering and addressing technology that lacks appropriate governance and has the potential to harm people. I advocate through any medium I can: speeches, panels, testimony, trial advocacy, appellate arguments, blogs, white papers, op-eds, law review articles, and peer-reviewed engineering journals. My work has been published in Slate, Just Security, AI Magazine, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, WeRobot, and the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. From forensic evidence to family regulation systems, artificial intelligence and discriminatory algorithms to autonomous weapons and vehicles, voting machines to cybersecurity—where there’s a technology impacting lives without adequate governance, you’ll find me fighting for justice.
Check out my CV or my LinkedIn. If any of this resonates with you, let’s get in touch.