Media lawyers brown-bag

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Maggie Mulvihill of Boston University; Matt Topic of Loevy & Loevy; Katie Townsend of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 12:45pm
  • Location: Addison
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

During the media lawyers brown-bag, between 12:45 and 1:45 p.m. on Friday, March 9, bring your lunch and your questions for a personal discussion with a panel of media lawyers and FOIA-savvy speakers. We'll provide drinks and dessert.

Speaker Bios

  • Maggie Mulvihill’s data journalism students have been honored with 10 regional or national awards since 2011 as well as being named finalists for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists. An attorney, Maggie serves on the Steering Committee of the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press, the board of the New England First Amendment Coalition, is a co-founder of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and a former Nieman Fellow.

  • Matt Topic eads Loevy & Loevy’s Freedom of Information Act practice.  Matt has litigated hundreds of state and federal FOIA and other media cases around the country, often and reduced or no cost to clients, including release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video in Chicago; records from the Mueller investigation; Rahm Emanuel’s “private emails” about public business; and FBI records that helped lead to the exoneration of an innocent man.

  • Katie Townsend (@katie_rcfp) is the Legal Director at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.  She oversees the litigation, amicus, and other legal work of Reporters Committee attorneys, and represents the Reporters Committee, news organizations, and individual journalists in court access, freedom of information, and other First Amendment and press freedom matters.

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