Peter Bibring is a senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, where he specializes in police practices and privacy. His work on policing includes litigation and policy work on civilian oversight, gang injunctions, racial profiling, law enforcement surveillance, and national security. Representative cases include a class action on behalf of Orange County Muslims alleging religious discrimination in the FBI’s surveillance of mosques, a challenge to the search and detention of photographers by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a due process challenge to the enforcement of a gang injunction (in the first federal case to address gang injunctions), representation of community intervenors in the federal consent decree over the Los Angeles Police Department, a challenge to the search and detention of homeless individuals in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, and other cases addressing incidents of racial profiling by law enforcement, unlawful searches, and police mistreatment of demonstrators. Mr. Bibring is a frequent commenter on issues of privacy, policing and the First Amendment in various media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.
Bibring received his A.B. in Physics magna cum laude from Harvard University, where received the Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Teaching (Introductory Physics), and graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Review of Law & Social Change. Following law school, Bibring clerked for Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the Northern District of California and for Judge Pierre N. Leval on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.