Gigi Sohn was the president and co-founder (with Laurie Racine and David Bollier) of Public Knowledge. She used to work for the Ford Foundation. In 2013, Tom Wheeler hired her into a senior staff position at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She left there shortly after Donald Trump's election as President of the U. S. In July 2017, she held fellowship positions with Georgetown Law's Institute for Technology Law & Policy, Open Society Foundations, and Mozilla.
Sohn in 2012
|Occupation||U.S. Federal Communications Commission (special counsel)|
|Spouse(s)||Lara Ballard (2007 - )|
She graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Broadcasting and Film and earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is a Non-Resident Fellow at the University of Southern California Annenberg Center, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Law. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. Sohn was executive director of the Media Access Project, a public interest law firm. She is known for her "personal relationships with power players all over the capital."
Sohn married her partner Lara Ballard in August 2007. Sohn has a daughter that is now 12 years old that she adopted at the age of 9 months old in 2004.