Last week, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he has appointed Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor and former candidate for lieutenant governor, as his as Senior Enforcement Counsel and Special Advisor. He will advise Attorney General Schneiderman on technology, competition, and internet policy and legal issues.

Attorney General Schneiderman said:

“Tim provides an unparalleled depth of understanding of the intersection between technology and the law.  His expertise in how legal rules can facilitate competition in modern markets is broad and deep, as is his commitment to justice and fairness.  I am looking forward to Tim’s insights.”

Wu coined the phrase “network neutrality” in a law review article, which eventually led to the adoption of a federal net neutrality rule in 2015.