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Special Counsel Tenaya Rodewald Receives American Lawyer’s 2020 Tony Mauro Media Lawyer Award

American Lawyer

Sheppard Mullin is proud to announce that special counsel Tenaya Rodewald has been selected to receive American Lawyer’s 2020 Tony Mauro Media Lawyer Award which honors lawyers who zealously advocate for freedom of the press. Tenaya is being recognized for her impressive string of wins in California state courts in cases protecting and expanding press and public access to records of police misconduct and significant uses of force.  The award will be presented at the annual American Lawyer Industry Awards event in New York City on January 14, 2021.

“Tenaya is an amazing role model, using her legal skills to fight for and protect important constitutional rights, often on a pro bono basis,” said Dan Brown, Sheppard Mullin Pro Bono Partner. “We could not be more proud of her remarkable successes leading multiple litigations on behalf of the First Amendment Coalition and several media coalitions.”

According to The American Lawyer, The Tony Mauro Lawyer Media Award recognizes “lawyers who, during the past year and a half, have taken the lead in protecting press freedom—whether they are litigating for access to court or other government documents and institutions, or defending individual journalists and media organizations.”


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