Media Law and Lobbying
Having served the media since 1980, Robert Brinkmann is one of the media's most senior lobbyists. He has represented the newspaper industry on Capitol Hill on information law, privacy law, FOIA, advertising law, copyright and intellectual property, and media law. He has appeared as a witness and supported the appearance of newspaper publishers before the judiciary committees, appropriations committees, tax and finance committees, and government reform committees.
Since 1996 he has taught "Mass Communications Law" at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, one of the nation's top Journalism Schools. He served as a faculty member of the American Press Institute (API) for a decade, and has given countless speeches and seminars on legal and public policy issues affecting newspapers.
Robert Brinkmann has appeared on numerous amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court on First Amendment and other issues. He has written and edited numerous briefs, comments, pleading, testimony, legislative provisions, articles, and columns, on legal issues affecting newspapers. He serves on the editorial board of the Newspaper Research Journal. He edited the book Federal Laws Affecting Newspapers and served as the Chief Articles Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal at the UCLA School of Law.