Reporter's Privilege, Public Records & Subpoena Responses
Our clients’ dedication to informing the public is what drives us. Sometimes the work requires years of dogged litigation. Sometimes it requires taking a courthouse seat on a moment’s notice and interjecting with just the right argument. We do what’s necessary to ensure that the media clients we represent have access to information and proceedings that are in the public interest. It’s why TV cameras were allowed into the O.J. Simpson trial 25 years ago. And why, more recently, the public got to see the search warrant that authorized a raid on the president’s personal lawyer.
As committed as we are to pursuing what belongs in the public domain, we are equally steadfast in defending reporter’s privilege. Applying the First Amendment and state shield laws (some of which we helped to draft), our team has litigated at the trial and appellate levels of federal and state courts around the country, successfully thwarting efforts to force news reporters and organizations to reveal sensitive information learned during newsgathering and confidential sources.