David A. Schulz has defended the rights of journalists and news organizations for more than 35 years, litigating libel, privacy, access, and newsgathering claims in 20 states.
His regular clients include international news organizations, national and local newspapers, broadcast and cable television networks, station owners, magazine and book publishers, and internet content providers of all types.
More recently, Mr. Schulz has litigated issues concerning government secrecy in many contexts. He was tapped to provide advice on the WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden disclosures, has pursued reporters’ access rights at Guantanamo Bay, and has represented a number of journalists in federal leak investigations.
Mr. Schulz is a Clinical Lecturer at Yale Law School and serves as Co-Director of the Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale. The clinic supports robust investigative journalism and government transparency by providing pro bono representation to journalists and nonprofit organizations on access to government information, newsgathering, digital privacy, and free speech. Mr. Schulz has supervised MFIA Clinic students since the clinic was established in 2009.
Yale Law School (J.D. 1978)
Yale University (M.A. Economics 1976)
Knox College (B.A. 1974, magna cum laude)
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and 10th Circuits
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York
Articles in the National Law Review database by David A. Schulz