Professional Experience


Media Law

Fenno Law Firm, LLC, Charleston / Mount Pleasant, SC
Of Counsel, November 2018 – present
Research and drafting of briefs and law memoranda for media and internet law practice.

Press, Law & Democracy Project, Manship School of Communication, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
Co-Director, Aug. 2013 – Aug. 2016
Organized events and research projects for center focused on freedom of information in the modern media environment.

Counts Law Group / Cynthia Counts, Esq., Atlanta, GA
Of Counsel, Aug. 2012 – Nov. 2015
Research and writing of briefs and motions for First Amendment litigation law practice.

Citizen Media Law Project, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Affiliate Scholar, April 2009 – Aug. 2014
Research and writing for leading Internet law research center.
Blog posts at

Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
Deputy Director, September 2010 – June 2012
Founding editor of quarterly journal focusing on court / media issues
Researched legal and policy issues for judges, attorneys, academics and journalists

Media Law Resource Center, New York, NY
Staff Attorney, Sept. 2000 – Dec. 2009
Researched and oversaw legal analyses, reports, and fact sheets on media and internet law issues
Tracked and analyzed litigation for media companies, law firms and insurers

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Washington, DC
Legal Fellow, Sept. 1992 – Sept. 1993
Researched media law issues, including tracking legislation affecting the media
Wrote briefs and comments for submission to courts and agencies.

Government and Policy

New York State Supreme Court, New York County, New York, NY
Part-Time Chambers Attorney, April 2010 – Sept. 2010
Research and writing on various legal and litigation issues, including drafting of rulings, for Justice Marcy Friedman

Queens Borough President’s Office, Kew Gardens, NY
Special Assistant, Jan. 1999 – Sept. 2000
Tracked and analyzed developments in immigration, drug policy, budget and other issues for local elected official

Office of the Lieutenant Governor, New York, NY
Deputy Counsel / Confidential Assistant, Aug. 1998 – Dec. 1998
Researched and wrote briefing papers on health care, freedom of information and other issues for elected official

Queens Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Heights, NY
Director, Community & Public Relations; Webmaster Mar. 1995 – July 1998 (staff); Sept. 2000 – June 2007(consultant)
Oversaw government, legislative, community and press relations for county chamber of commerce; created web site

Office of Congresswoman Susan Molinari, Washington, DC
Legislative Fellow, Oct. 1993 – Jan. 1994
Analyzed federal legislative issues, including proposed health reform legislation, for Congresswoman and constituents


Queens Tribune, Fresh Meadows, NY
News Editor, Reporter, April 1994 – February 1995

American Lawyer Magazine, New York, NY
Editorial Intern, May – Aug. 1991, May – Aug. 1990

Queens Courier, Bayside, NY
Acting Editor-In-Chief, May – August 1989

Bar Admissions

Admitted to legal practice in New Jersey (1992), New York (1993) and before United States Supreme Court (1997).