Jan Gerlach is a Public Policy Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, where he advocates for laws that promote openness and free knowledge. He holds a PhD in Legal Studies from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. For much of his research, he has focused on the relationship between public discourses and Internet regulation. Jan is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Nordic Centre for Internet & Society at BI Business School in Oslo, Norway and a Fellow at the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St.Gallen. Jan has previously worked as the Executive Manager of the Research Center for Information Law and spent time as a Visiting Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (formerly: Berkman Center) and at the Berkeley Law School. His research has been supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.