Client Alert

OPEN Government Act Restores Promise of FOIA

December 31, 2007

Gibson Dunn of counsel James C. Ho authored an article entitled "OPEN Government Act Restores Promise of FOIA" [PDF] for the January 2008 issue of the MediaLawLetter, published by the Media Law Resource Center. As chief counsel to U.S. Senator John Cornyn from 2003 to 2005, Mr. Ho played a critical role in drafting the OPEN Government Act. The Act was signed into law on December 31, 2007. It is the first major reform of the Freedom of Information Act in over a decade.

Mr. Ho also co-authored an op-ed, entitled "A victory for open government" [PDF] for the Austin American-Statesman on September 17, 2007, with Tara Magner, former counsel to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy.

Mr. Ho is a member of the firm's Media and Entertainment Practice Group.

Reprinted with permission, copyright 2008 MLRC MediaLawLetter, and copyright 2007 Austin American-Statesman.