Mike Godwin is an attorney and author. He was the first staff counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and he created the Internet adage Godwin’s law and the notion of an Internet meme. From July 2007 to October 2010, he was general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation. From 2015 to 2020, he was general counsel and director of innovation policy at the R Street Institute. Since October 2022, he has worked as the policy and privacy lead at Anonym.