Bralow co-directs Lawyers for Reporters and is special counsel, focusing on client representation, especially in areas of media law, insurance, and copyright and trademark law.
He serves as Senior Vice President, Law at First Look Institute, the publisher of The Intercept, and as Legal Director at the Press Freedom Defense Fund. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Digital First Media, now known as MediaNews Group, and as Assistant General Counsel at the Tribune Company, where he provided legal advice to their newspapers, websites and television stations.
Bralow was a part of the team at the Orlando Sentinel that won the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award in 2001 for the Sentinel’s coverage of NASCAR and at the Sun-Sentinel that won the 2013 Gold Medal for Public Service Pulitzer Prize for articles on police violating speeding laws. Bralow received recognition from the Florida Bar in 1999 for his work in helping to get the journalist-friendly Florida Shield Law passed by the Florida legislature.
Bralow attended law school at Temple University where he graduated summa cum laude in 1986. Prior to attending law school, he was a reporter and editor for newspapers in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College and a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Bralow is presently an adjunct faculty member at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
Murray is special counsel, focusing on client representation, especially in the areas of media law, copyright and licensing.
She serves as Vice President, Law at First Look Institute and previously was Assistant General Counsel at Tribune Publishing, Chief Legal Officer at the Institute of International Education, Deputy General Counsel at the Open Society Foundations, and General Counsel at the Authors Guild.
Murray received her B.A. in English Literature from Xavier University and her J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.
Papachristou co-directs Lawyers for Reporters and is special counsel, focusing on client representation, especially in areas of corporate governance and transactions and nonprofit law.
He serves as executive director of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice. He previously was president of the Near East Foundation, a participatory, community-based economic and social development organization working in Arab and African countries. For the preceding 18 years, Papachristou engaged in cross-border corporate finance in advisory and proprietary roles: he served as managing director and general counsel at NCH Capital, Inc, which invests in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; he lived in Russia from 1989 to 1993, where he opened and ran the Moscow office of White & Case. Papachristou is a member of the board of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, as well as the advisory council of Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement. In late 2011, The New Press published Blind Goddess: A Race and Justice Reader, which Papachristou edited.
Papachristou received an LLM and JD from Harvard Law School and an AB from Princeton University, as well as Arabic language training at the American University in Cairo.