Heather Whitney


Technology Transactions Attorney

Morrison Foerster

Heather Whitney is a Technology Transactions attorney in the San Francisco office of Morrison Foerster and a member of the firm’s Artificial Intelligence Steering Committee. Heather provides product counseling and handles a range of intellectual property, technology, and entertainment transactional matters, with a focus on novel AI, copyright, and intermediary liability issues. She represents several leading companies in the generative AI space as well as Kristina Kashtanova, in Kashtanova’s efforts to register works created using generative AI tools.

Prior to joining Morrison Foerster, Heather was in academia. After clerking for Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Heather was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, and Faculty Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (where she was previously a Fellow). For several years, she was also an instructor for Harvard Law School’s CopyrightX course.

Heather earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. While there, she was the head of submissions for the Journal of Law and Technology. She received her B.A. in philosophy summa cum laude at the University of California, Los Angeles.