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Meet the visionary leaders behind the Drexel Kline School of Law's Center for Law and Transformational Technology, who spearhead groundbreaking research and foster the next generation of legal professionals in this dynamic field.

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Director of the Center for Law and Transformational Technology

Eamon Gallagher

Eamon Gallagher

Eamon Gallagher is a recognized leader in Philadelphia’s vibrant startup community, providing support to entrepreneurs informed by his knowledge of early-stage companies, recruitment and investors to help pre-seed and seed stage companies deliver their first product, obtain first revenues, identify and hire talent, and raise capital.

Prior to directing the Kline School of Law’s Center for Law & Transformational Technology, Mr. Gallagher oversaw the ic@3401 incubator, a unique partnership between Drexel University and the University City Science Center that housed companies from the community, the Science Center’s Commercialization programs and companies funded through Drexel’s Applied Innovation program. The incubator was the largest of its kind between New York City, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Between 2016 and 2023, 250 member and alumni companies raised more than $450 million.

Previously, he practiced at a boutique firm in Philadelphia that handled business and corporate transactional law issues with emerging and high-growth businesses. He also served as assistant director of Villanova University’s Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute, where he fostered cross-college learning and collaboration.

Mr. Gallagher previously co-founded Philly New Tech Meetup, the largest, most-active tech meetup in the Philadelphia region for five years. He has served on the Digital Health Advisory Board for the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital & Technologies (PACT) and served on the New Jersey Technology Council’s advisory board.

He earned his JD from the Drexel University Kline School of Law with a concentration in Business & Entrepreneurship Law, where he participated in Keiretsu Forum’s Due Diligence Fellowship program.

Faculty Director

Professor Robert I. Field

Professor Robert I. Field

Robert I. Field is a nationally recognized expert in health care regulation and its role in implementing public policy. He holds a joint appointment as professor of health management and policy at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

Field is the author of “Mother of Invention: How the Government Created ‘Free-Market’ Health Care,” published in 2013 by Oxford University Press, which presents a historical overview of government programs in creating and maintaining the health care system and places health reform in the context of an ongoing evolutionary process. He is also the author of “Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise,” a comprehensive overview of health care regulation, also published by Oxford University Press.

His recent scholarly work has focused on health reform and its effects on the structure of the health care system, ethical issues in vaccines and policy implications of genetic databases. His work has appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Villanova Law Review, Drexel Law Review, Health Affairs, Vaccine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He writes a blog for the Philadelphia Inquirer on health policy, entitled “The Field Clinic,” which features 14 prominent Philadelphia health care leaders as regular contributors.

Before joining the Drexel faculty, Field founded and chaired the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of Sciences in Philadelphia, where he was also professor of health policy. Previously, he led business planning and development for the primary care network of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He has also conducted health policy research at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Center for Law and Health Sciences at Boston University, practiced health law with the Philadelphia firm of Ballard Spahr, LLP, and directed public policy research for Cigna Corporation.

Field earned his JD at the Columbia University School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, his master of public health at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and his PhD in psychology at Boston University.

Faculty Researchers

Our Center for Law and Transformational Technology boasts a distinguished team of faculty members, each contributing their exceptional expertise to advance cutting-edge research at the nexus of law and technology.

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Student Board

The CLTT Student Board assists the Center in developing events, programming and the CLTT newsletter content related to the convergence of law and technology. Board membership provides the selected students with the opportunity to delve into emerging issues of law, technology, policy, and regulation, and to work more closely with faculty and guests affiliated with the CLTT.

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2022-23 Student Board

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Kate Stone

Kate Stone is a 2L at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Her undergraduate studies were in English and philosophy, and she is passionate about the intersection between law and technology. She believes that it is important to recognize how technological progress is changing how we view privacy and to focus on adapting our policies to embrace innovation in a responsible and ethical manner.

William Kane

William Kane

William Kane is a 1L at Kline School of Law. He is from a suburban Philadelphia town and has always had strong ties to the Philadelphia area. After studying finance and business technology at the University of Miami, his experience as a change management associate at a management consulting firm fueled his passion to help others. His top interests include technology, music, and basketball.

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Liam Pagan

A 1L at Kline School of Law, Liam is interested in data privacy and cybersecurity law. He believes that in a world increasingly dependent on the exchange and utilization of information, corporations that possess large databases should be more transparent and responsible in their handling of sensitive data. He hopes to practice in the private sector with a focus on compliance. In his free time, he enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with his family.

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Brandon Robilotti

Brandon is a 2L at the Kline School of Law. Before law school, Brandon worked as a researcher in a medical research laboratory and then as a specialist in the design and building industries. In college, he studied chemistry and wrote a thesis on synthetic photosynthesis. In law school, Brandon is working on completing the Intellectual Property concentration and is especially interested in tech law and environmental policy and litigation.

Student Fellows

Fellows assist faculty affiliated with the Center in conducting research on the convergence of law and technology. The program provides the selected students with the opportunity to delve into emerging issues of law, technology, policy and regulation, and to work more closely with faculty.

Fellows work with the Director the Center to define research initiatives and to conduct research throughout the semester. Each research position is funded with a grant. Students work between eight and 10 hours per week on research projects over the course of the semester.

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2022-23 Fellows

Janki Patel

Janki Patel

Janki Patel is a 2L at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Prior to law school, she worked as a Sales and Revenue Manager which gave her the opportunity to work with brands such as Hilton, Marriott and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Through her professional and personal experience, she believes that this is a liminal period in the technological landscape that more lawyers need to be part of. She is specifically interested in educating consumers on best practices for data protection and privacy. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and trying new restaurants.

Alec Pereira

Alec Pereira

Alec Pereira is a 3L at Drexel Kline School of Law. Alec values transparency and autonomy when handling consumer data, which has sparked his interest in international data transfers, specifically between the US and Europe. Alec has spent his summers supporting in-house counsel in various tech industries to better understand data privacy laws in order to pursue a career in compliance or advising. Alec also serves as a Diversity and Inclusion fellow, working with a committee to make the law school more inclusive. He also spends his extra time volunteering with Philadelphia VIP, where he works on wills and estate matters. Lastly, he is currently a member of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, serving start-ups within the Philadelphia community.

Mark Saucedo

Mark Saucedo

Mark Saucedo is a 2L at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and aspires to make meaningful change in his community and in the legal profession. Prior to law school, Mark worked at a nonprofit in Philadelphia, where he assisted immigrants with filing certain visas. This past summer, Mark served as a PDLG Fellow at a global biopharmaceutical company where he worked on matters concerning health law, data privacy, and compliance. This experience propelled his interest in the intersection of technology and law. With emerging issues in data privacy and artificial intelligence, he believes it is crucial to continue learning about the convergence of law and technology.

Abbey Schoeneck

Abbey Schoeneck

Abbey Schoeneck is a 3L at Drexel Kline School of Law. Before law school, Abbey served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso, where she worked on community economic development projects with women’s microfinance savings groups. This fueled her passion for public service, and she went on to work at the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., and this past summer she worked as a legal intern with the City of Philadelphia Law Department. She is currently a Student Lawyer in Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, where she provides legal services for Philadelphia start-ups and entrepreneurs. In her free time, she enjoys biking, cooking, and reading.

Hannah Segota

Hannah Segota

Hannah Segota, a 2L at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, is pursuing a career in cybersecurity and privacy law. She is specifically interested in how the Technology Industry is transforming the traditional legal profession to meet today’s complex issues. This past summer, Ms. Segota worked at a litigation firm, learning creative, technological approaches to law.