J.D., Yale Law School, 1995
M.A., Harvard University, 1992
A.B., Stanford University, 1988
Bruce D. Brown is the executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Va., and is of counsel in the Washington, D,C. office of BakerHostetler, where he has worked in media law since 1997.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press offers pro bono legal support to thousands of working journalists, news organizations and media lawyers each year and has provided research, guidance and representation in major press cases in state and federal courts since 1970.
At BakerHostetler, where Brown was a partner until 2012, he focuses his practice in the areas of libel, copyright and the law of newsgathering. He has argued press cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Brown was a federal court reporter for Legal Times and a newsroom assistant to David Broder at The Washington Post. Brown’s published work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The American Lawyer, The Economist, USA Today, Legal Times, Communications Lawyer and The National Law Journal.
Brown is an adjunct faculty member in Georgetown University’s master’s program in Professional Studies in Journalism, is a member of the First Amendment Advisory Council of The Media Institute, and was formerly co-chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Media Law Resource Center in New York.