Elson is an IT and corporate lawyer, and computer programmer with over a decade of cumulative experience in law, education, and IT.
Elson specializes in Information Technology Law and has provided legal services to leading IT institutions. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, where he teaches computer programming, computer architecture,operating systems and cyber laws. He has been invited to speak in various IT symposia.
Just before taking uplaw, he was part of programmer teams which developed software including a Linux kernel-based neural network intrusion detection system and an online auction transaction system.