PULLMAN – George Freeman, vice president of Legal Affairs and assistant general counsel of The New York Times Company, will present a talk about the First Amendment at 4 p.m. Feb. 27 in Todd Hall Auditorium.

The event is hosted by the WSU Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service and the ASWSU.

Freeman has been assistant general counsel of The New York Times since 1992. In that capacity, he is primarily responsible for the company’s litigation.

He also is involved in newsroom counseling, antitrust and distribution problems, employment relations and business counseling involving The Times’s news, advertising, circulation and personnel departments.

Freeman is chair of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section’s First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee and the Access and Newsgathering Subcommittee of the Newspaper Association of America’s Legal Affairs Committee.

He is a frequent lecturer and moderator of panels on First Amendment issues and has been on the Practising Law Institute’s Communications Law faculty since 1985.
Since 1998, Freeman has been an adjunct professor at New York
University, teaching media law courses to journalism students. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Amherst College.
Freeman will be available to media representatives prior to
his talk, from 3:15 to 4 p.m. at Todd Hall Auditorium (Todd116).