Kevin M. Goldberg
Kevin Goldberg is a partner at Cohn and Marks LLP. As counsel to several
press associations, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors, White
House Correspondents Association, Regional Reporters Association, and the
Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, he engages in advocacy on Freedom
of Information and First Amendment issues.
Beginning with the Electronic Freedom of Information Act in 1996, Goldberg
has been involved in virtually all major efforts to reform (or prevent reform
of) the Freedom of Information Act on Capitol Hill, culminating in the current
Open Government Act.
In addition to this legislative work and related work within the executive
branch, Goldberg extends his FOI advocacy to the public, writing regularly on
these topics for many organizations. He keeps the nation's newspaper editors
alerted of changes to FOIA through articles in the ASNE publication, The American
Editor. He does the same for the media lawyers as chair of the Legislative
Committee of the Media Law Resource Center, writing a monthly article on key
legislation and providing a list of bills pending in Congress which would affect
FOIA and the First Amendment.
Goldberg has also written the federal legislative update for the National FOI
Day Conference for several years.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.