Passionate about helping clients communicate – through traditional advertising, social media, online promotions, internet publications, print news and other modes of messaging.
Well-versed in internet-specific laws affecting publishers, including the Communications Decency Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Specializes in media law and advises clients on issues regarding regulated commercial speech.
Years of experience advising media organizations on issues related to free speech and open government.
Former newspaper reporter who places special significance on legal issues facing newsgatherers.
Leila loves live music and gets out whenever her children give her a hall pass. Her favorite Bay Area venue is the Fox Theater in Oakland, where she has seen memorable performances by Stephen Marley, Widespread Panic, Brandi Carlisle, Flying Lotus, George Clinton, Snoop Dogg and Duran Duran, among others. The Fillmore in San Francisco runs a close second.
Leila Knox joined InfoLawGroup in February 2019. Previously, she was an associate with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in San Francisco, where she focused on media and First Amendment law, intellectual property and data privacy. Her representative experience includes litigating cases involving copyright, defamation and access to public and court records, as well as counseling clients on a range of legal issues facing both online and offline publishers and platforms.
Prior to law school, Leila was a newspaper reporter, first in Telluride, Colorado, and then in San Luis Obispo, California. Through her reporting, Leila became interested in the law – specifically, legal challenges facing newsgatherers and publishers. She graduated in 2006 from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco just as social media and other online platforms proliferated. Leila honed her expertise in the multitude of internet-related laws affecting anyone with an online or social media presence, in addition to counseling clients on traditional First Amendment and open government issues.
Leila also earned a bachelor’s in journalism from Colorado State University in 1996. She spent the first decade of her life in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and then graduated from high school in Seoul, South Korea.
•Advises clients on a range of legal issues related to publishing, advertising and social media
•Expertise in Communications Decency Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, CAN-SPAM and other Internet-related laws
•Assists clients with enforcing their rights to public records through state and federal open records laws
Representative SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS and Publications
Speaker – A Step Ahead conference and career fair – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2015)
Investigative Reporters and Editors – panelist at annual conference (2014)
International Association of Privacy Professionals
State Bar of California
American Bar Association
Colorado State University, B.A., 1996
UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2006