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Katie Fallow

Senior Staff Attorney

Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

New York


Free Speech Law

Katie Fallow, a senior attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute, has over 15 years of experience litigating First Amendment and media cases. Until 2013, she was a partner at Jenner & Block, where she represented video game makers in a long line of challenges to government restrictions on video games, culminating in the Supreme Court’s landmark case of EMA v. Brown, holding that violent video games are protected speech. She also defended The Huffington Post and other news outlets against defamation claims, and filed numerous merits and amicus briefs in the Supreme Court on free speech issues, including sexually explicit speech, offensive speech, fighting words, and libel. After leaving Jenner & Block, Fallow was deputy director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.

She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School. After law school, she clerked for Judge Robert E. Keeton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Judge Rosemary Barkett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Keywords: free speech, First Amendment, law