George Freeman

George Freeman

George Freeman is Executive Director of the Media Law Resource Center. He was most recently Of Counsel to the law firm of Jenner & Block. He is a former Assistant General Counsel of the New York Times Company, where he was at the forefront of numerous high-profile cases for the company and its affiliated businesses.  George is a well-known speaker on media and First Amendment issues. He is the William J. Brennan Visiting Professor at the Columbia Journalism School and also teaches at New York University and CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.  He has led or participated in many media groups and is the founder and Co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law annual conference.  He is a graduate of Amherst and the Harvard Law School.

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Guest Appearances
September 14, 2018
The Woodward Book, the NY Times Op-Ed & Freedom of the Press

George Freeman and Robert Corn-Revere discuss Bob Woodward’s book, the anonymous NY Times article on President Trump, the President/press relationship, and the political impact this could have on the presidency.

August 15, 2017
ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Trump v. the Press and the First Amendment

Floyd Abrams, Tom Clare, and George Freeman talk about the potential impact of Trump’s interaction with the media and his war on “fake news.”

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