Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
Carrie DeCell is a staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, she was a senior associate at Jenner & Block LLP. As a member of the firm’s Media & First Amendment practice group, she handled a variety of matters involving constitutional and statutory speech protections and public access to information. She defended TheHuffingtonPost.com against defamation claims, advised a non-profit organization regarding the protections afforded online publishers under the Communications Decency Act, and co-taught a CLE seminar on freedom of speech limits in social media. Additionally, as a member of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice group, she drafted numerous merits and amicus briefs in cases before the Supreme Court and other courts of appeals. DeCell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, where she served as the Essays & Book Reviews editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Judith W. Rogers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.