Dillon Reisman is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, where he spearheads litigation and advocacy at the intersection of civil rights, artificial intelligence, and other new technologies. His docket includes work on due process and public benefits, facial recognition and surveillance, and data privacy. He first joined the ACLU-NJ in 2021 as a Skadden Fellow to address how the use of artificial intelligence and automated decision systems by state government affects the rights of New Jersey residents and to examine how algorithms perpetuate systemic inequities.
Dillon received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Princeton University and his law degree from New York University. While in law school, Dillon worked in the Racial Justice Clinic, where he represented incarcerated women fighting for their right to practice their religion, and the Technology Law and Policy Clinic, where he represented advocacy organizations fighting against the use of flawed and biased technology in the criminal legal system. He also interned for Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York and the ACLU-NJ. He was a Notes Editor on the NYU Law Review and co-founder of Rights Over Tech, a student group working for civil and human rights in the face of harmful forms of technology.
Before law school, Dillon was a software engineer on Google’s privacy team and later a research engineer at the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy and the AI Now Institute. As a technologist, Dillon published research in data privacy, artificial intelligence, and policy advocacy.
Dillon likes dogs, ice cream, and the music of David Bowie. He is a proud former employee of The Bent Spoon of Princeton, NJ.