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Miriam Vogel

President & CEO, EqualAI; Chair, National AI Advisory Committee (NAIAC)

Miriam Vogel has extensive experience working with C-suite, board of directors, policy makers, lawyers and other key stakeholders to establish best practices for legal and regulatory compliance, as well as establishing responsible AI governance practices within Fortune 100 companies across multiple industry sectors. Miriam is the President and CEO of EqualAI, a non-profit created to reduce harms in artificial intelligence (AI) and promote responsible AI governance. She also serves as Chair of the National AI Advisory Committee (NAIAC), mandated by Congress to advise the President and White House on AI policy. Miriam cohosts a podcast, In AI we Trust and has taught Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as chair of the alumni board. Miriam is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also serves as a senior advisor to the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).

Miriam has served in a variety of leadership positions across the U.S. government. Most recently, she served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she advised the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) on a broad range of legal, policy and operational issues. Under the direction of DAG Sally Yates, Miriam led the creation and development of the Implicit Bias Training for Federal Law Enforcement. Miriam also spearheaded the DOJ’s Intiriaellectual Property (IP) efforts to identify and dismantle IP theft domestically and internationally and worked with the DAG to manage DOJ divisions’ multibillion-dollar budgets, resolve high-level challenges, and represented DOJ in meetings with the White House, Congress and other officials on high level policy initiatives and oversight matters.

Miriam served in the White House in two Administrations, including as the Acting Director of Justice and Regulatory Affairs. She led the President's Equal Pay Task Force to promote equality in the workplace. She also advised White House leadership on initiatives ranging from women, LGBT, economic, regulatory and food safety policy to criminal justice matters.

Miriam served as General Counsel to West Exec Advisors and Associate General Counsel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to that, she practiced entertainment/corporate transactional law at Sheppard Mullin in Los Angeles, CA. Miriam began her legal career as a federal clerk in Denver, Colorado after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center and is a third generation alumna from the University of Michigan