Media Law Office Hours

The Deadline Club is pleased to announce the debut of “Media Law Office Hours” with attorney Matthew Leish on Monday, February 7, 5 to 6 p.m. ET via Zoom (Register here). This is a pro bono service to all Deadline Club members. If you aren’t already a member, visit to sign up and select “New York Deadline Club” as your chapter.

The open group session allows journalists with legal questions to help find answers on issues related to the First Amendment, Freedom of Information, copyright, defamation, or other media law matters.

Leish hosted a Freedom of Information workshop on January 27, 2022, reviewing the differences in the state and federal FOI laws. Rewatch the presentation and refresh your FOI knowledge and learn more about accessing public records via the Deadline Club’s YouTube channel.

About Matthew Leish

Matthew Leish has represented media companies, journalists, and authors for over 20 years, handling a wide range of First Amendment and intellectual property-related litigation. He is a partner at New York-based Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman LLP. Prior to joining MKSR, Leish was assistant general counsel at Tribune Publishing Company, where he was the sole newsroom lawyer and primary litigator for the company’s digital and print publications in the Northeast, including the New York Daily News. He regularly defended Tribune and the Daily News against defamation and copyright suits, quashed subpoenas served on reporters, fought for access to court proceedings and documents, litigated public records disputes, vetted articles, and advised editors, reporters, and senior business executives on a host of matters ranging from photo use questions to trademark disputes. Previously, in private practice, he represented publishers, authors, journalists, and broadcasters in a variety of defamation, copyright, access, and subpoena cases.

Learn more about Leish here.