Jeremy Gruber

Jeremy Gruber, lawyer, writer, and public policy advocate, is President and Executive Director of the Council for Responsible Genetics, http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/. He’s worked for over twenty years on genetic privacy and non-discrimination legislation at the state and Federal level. He helped author and pass numerous state laws on genetic non-discrimination. He’s a founder and executive committee member of the Coalition for Genetic Fairness, a group of 500 organizations, which advocated for genetic non-discrimination legislation on Capitol Hill and played a major role in the passage of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act by Congress. He worked closely with members of Congress and staff on the Act. He also led the successful campaign to roll back a controversial student genetic testing program at the University of California, Berkeley in 2010. He holds a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and a BA in Politics from Brandeis University.