Alexandra Perloff-Giles is the First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times, where she litigates Freedom of Information Act, access, and libel suits, and regularly advises journalists on state and federal public records issues. She recently argued in the Second Circuit a case involving access to police disciplinary records, in which The Times, the City of New York, and the New York Civil Liberties Union persuaded the Court to permit the NYCLU to publish a database of police complaints it obtained under New York’s Freedom of Information law. Before joining The Times, Ms. Perloff-Giles worked at Gibson Dunn, where she worked on the two White House press pass cases (involving CNN’s Jim Acosta and Playboy’s Brian Karem) and clerked for the Hon. Marsha S. Berzon on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Perloff-Giles is a graduate of Harvard College, the Sorbonne, and Yale Law School, where she participated in the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic and served as Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal.
What You'll Learn
- A brief history and background of FOIA
- The mechanics of filing a FOIA request
- A case study in FOIA and COVID-19 race data
Cortelyou C. Kenney is the Associate Director of Cornell Law School’s First Amendment Clinic and a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at the Law School. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Prior to her appointment at Cornell, Ms. Kenney served as a Research Scholar in Law and Staff Attorney at the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency at Yale Law School and as a Supervising Attorney and Clinical Lecturer-in-Law at Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic. She has also served as a Thomas C. Grey Fellow at Stanford Law School, worked at the National Women’s Law Center, and served as an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. Ms. Kenney clerked for Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and then-Judge Roger L. Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Ms. Kenney is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and of Dartmouth College.
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