Jeffrey Blattner

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
E-mail: jeffrey.blattner@colorado.edu

Bio:
Jeff Blattner is an attorney and President of Legal Policy Solutions, PLLC, a consulting firm providing legal advice and strategic consulting services to technology companies and other businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

A former Supreme Court law clerk with experience in all three branches of the federal government and in the private sector, Jeff has spent much of his professional career handling high-profile legal policy matters, on topics as diverse as antitrust, intellectual property, information technology, constitutional law, civil rights and judicial nominations. From 1998 through January 2001, Jeff was deputy assistant attorney general and special counsel for information technology in the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he supervised the United States v. Microsoft Corp. litigation for then-Assistant Attorney General Joel I. Klein. From 2001 through 2005, Jeff was a partner at the Washington, DC law firm of Hogan & Hartson, LLP. While in private practice, Mr. Blattner advised clients on a variety of antitrust, intellectual property and legislative issues.

From 1987 through 1995, Jeff was on the Senate Judiciary Committee staff of Senator Edward Kennedy, serving as Senator Kennedy's chief counsel from 1992-95. Jeff worked on six Supreme Court nominations, and was the staff lead on two major civil rights laws, the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. When the Civil Rights Act of 1991 was enacted, Senator Kennedy said on the Senate floor, "Jeff Blattner's outstanding work is well known to many of us on the Judiciary Committee. Throughout the past two years leading to this successful vote . . . He mastered all of the complex details of this legislation. In doing so, he never lost sight of the fundamental goals we [were] trying to achieve, and the Nation is in his debt." The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law gave Jeff its special recognition award for "extraordinary diligence and commitment to securing passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1991." He was a guest speaker at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Jeff is a member of adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado Law School, and a senior fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Institute Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship of the University of Colorado. He previously served as an adjunct professor at the Washington College of Law at American University and at Georgetown University Law Center.

Jeff served on the presidential transitions of Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as the transition of Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. He is a member of the Board of Directors of HIAS, and previously served on the Boards of Directors of The Opportunity Agenda and the Environmental Working Group. His recent op-ed on the Pittsburgh shooting, Pittsburghers Treat Each Other As One Community. We Should All Learn From Them was listed as "one of our favorite op-eds of 2018" by the opinion staff of the Washington Post.

Courses:

Fall 2019 Antitrust LAWS 7201-801
Fall 2018 Antitrust LAWS 7201-801
Spring 2018 Antitrust LAWS 7201-001
Spring 2017 Tech Policy Advocacy LAWS 7801-801
2015 Tech Policy Advocacy LAWS 7801-001