Leila Knox


Senior Counsel, San Francisco Bay Area

O:(510) 529-4492





About Leila

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.

Leila is known for her patience in working with clients to come up with well-crafted work product.
— Happy Client


•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)

Professional Associations

International Association of Privacy Professionals

State Bar of California

American Bar Association


California, 2006



Colorado State University, B.A., 1996

UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2006