Kevin M. Goldberg is a Member at Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C. He focuses on First Amendment, Freedom of Information Act, and intellectual property issues, particularly copyright and trademark matters encountered by content creators and users, with a particular eye toward threats affecting publication on the Internet and social media.
Kevin serves as both counselor to and advocate for several major press organizations including, among others, the American Society of News Editors and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia.
Kevin has had a hand in the drafting and passage of several major bills revising the federal Freedom of Information Act, similar state acts, state laws affecting defamation, copyright, and personal privacy. He has prepared or assisted in the preparation of testimony for members of client organizations testifying before the United States Congress and has himself testified regarding Freedom of Information Act implementation. Finally, Kevin conducts training sessions, including webinars, to provide additional value to the organization’s members.
Kevin’s interest in the First Amendment stems from an undergraduate major in Communications, with a focus on TV/Radio and Journalism, at James Madison University, an institution from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1992. After graduation from James Madison, Kevin attended law school at George Washington University. Kevin was an adjunct professor at George Mason University for eight years, where he taught an upper-level course in Journalism Law. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia’s Public Access Television Corporation, President of the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Open Government Coalition, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Press Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Participation Project, and was formerly the President of the Board of Directors the DC United Foundation (the charitable arm of the DC United soccer team), and Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Media Law Resource Center. On March 16, 2006, Kevin was inducted into the National Freedom of Information Hall of Fame for his continued and superlative service in pursuit of open government. He is the youngest of the current 56 members in the Hall.