Theodore Boutrous Receives First Amendment Award by The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation

April 4, 2019

Los Angeles partner Theodore Boutrous is one of seven honorees receiving the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation’s First Amendment Award, recognizing “individuals whose efforts help protect and enhance First Amendment rights for all Americans and to raise awareness of modern-day challenges to freedom of speech and expression.” Boutrous was recognized for “his work on behalf of CNN and Jim Acosta in connection with the restoration of Acosta’s White House press credentials.” The honorees were announced on April 4, 2019.

As both a crisis management strategist and a seasoned appellate and media lawyer, Boutrous has extensive experience handling high-profile litigation, media relations and media legal issues. He routinely advises clients in planning how to respond, and in responding, to crises and other especially significant legal problems that attract the media spotlight.