Frank Pasquale

Frank Pasquale

Scholar Title:

Professor of Law

Colleges / Universities: Brooklyn Law School


250 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone Number: 718-625-2200


Frank Pasquale is Professor of Law at the Brooklyn Law School. He is a noted expert on the law of artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms, and machine learning. His work focuses on how information is used across a number of areas, including health law, commerce, and technology. His wide-ranging expertise encompasses the study of the rapidity of technological advances and the unintended consequences of the interaction of privacy law, intellectual property, and antitrust laws, as well as the power of private sector intermediaries to influence healthcare and education finance policy.

Professor Pasquale’s book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015), has been recognized internationally as a landmark study on how “Big Data” affects our lives. The Black Box Society develops a social theory of reputation, search, and finance, while promoting pragmatic reforms to improve the information economy. His forthcoming book, New Laws of Robotics (Harvard University Press), and a volume on AI he co-edited, The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI (Oxford University Press), will both be released in 2020.

Professor Pasquale has advised business and government leaders in the health care, internet, and finance industries, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. House Judiciary and Energy & Commerce Committees, the Senate Banking Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, and directorates-general of the European Commission. He also has advised officials in Canada and the United Kingdom on law and technology policy. He presently chairs the Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security, part of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, where he is serving a four-year term.


B.A. Harvard University

M.Phil. Oxford University

J.D. Yale Law School