David Sobel is general counsel of the Electronic Privacy Information
Center in Washington, D.C. He was formerly counsel to the National
Security Archive (1986-88) and an associate at Dobrovir, Oakes
& Gebhardt (1983-86), one of Washington's first public-interest law
Since 1982, Sobel has litigated dozens of Freedom of Information
Act cases for a variety of clients, including ABC News, the U.S.
Student Association, the Fund for Constitutional Government, the
Nation magazine, Coretta Scott King and Ambassador Kenneth Rush.
Sobel's recent cases have sought disclosure of information concerning
the USA Patriot Act, the Total Information Awareness program and the
privacy impact of aviation-security measures and other homeland-security initiatives. He is currently litigating for the release of Justice Department documents concerning the Bush administration's warrantless domestic-surveillance program.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University
of Florida College of Law. He is a member of the Bars of Florida, the
District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court and several federal
Courts of Appeals.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.