Mentioned in The National Law Journal’s list of the 100 most influential lawyers in America (1991), and described by American Journalism Review as one of the most accomplished press lawyers in the nation, Bruce Sanford maintains a Washington, D.C., and national practice focused on representing high-profile clients in cutting-edge and complex matters frequently with high stakes public affairs considerations.
During a distinguished career spanning four decades, Bruce has been on the forefront of the contours of modern American media law and has represented virtually every major media outlet and a wide variety of multinational companies, financial institutions and investors. Noted for his ability to mobilize public support for his clients’ interests, he has represented most leading national news media and book publishers, including E.W. Scripps, Hearst Corporation, ABC, NBC, Fox Television, National Geographic, Breitbart News, Grupo Ferre Rangel and Random House. He represented President Clinton in the negotiation of a book contract and First Lady Barbara Bush and author John Grisham in libel and copyright cases, respectively. He has authored a leading treatise on libel and privacy law, Libel and Privacy (Wolters Kluwer), as well as the best-selling trade book, Don't Shoot the Messenger: How Our Growing Hatred of the Media Threatens Free Speech for All of Us.