Neil Chilson

Neil Chilson is a Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation at the Charles Koch Institute. Previously, Chilson served as acting chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and as an attorney advisor for FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen. As chief technologist, he focused on informational injury and established the FTC’s Blockchain Working Group. Throughout his four years at the FTC, Chilson was involved in nearly every major technology-related case, report, workshop, or proceeding at the Commission. Previously, Chilson was an attorney at the law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP. Chilson has a J.D. from George Washington University and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.