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November 11, 2005

Press contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 471.7330

UT Law to Host Talk by the National Legal Reporter for The New York Times, Nov. 16

Headshot photo of Adam Liptak
Adam Liptak

Archived webcast can be found here:
http://realaudio.cc.utexas.edu:8080/asxgen/law/depts/media/Reels/Liptak11-16.wmv
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AUSTIN, Texas—The Communications Department at The University of Texas School of Law will sponsor a discussion by Adam Liptak, the national legal reporter for The New York Times, on Wed., Nov. 16, in the Eidman Courtroom from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

His talk, entitled "Broken Shield: Reporters' Confidential Sources and the Law," is open to the UT community including law students, faculty, and staff.

Adam Liptak became The New York Times's National Legal Reporter in April 2002. Liptak had been a Senior Counsel in The New York Times Company's Legal Department since 1992. He advised The New York Times and the Company's other newspapers, television stations and new media properties on defamation, privacy, newsgathering and related issues, and he frequently litigated media and commercial cases.

Before joining the Company, Liptak was a litigation associate for four years at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, specializing in First Amendment matters.

Liptak was named one of 20 leading newspaper professionals under the age of 40 by Presstime magazine in 1995. In 1999, he received the New York Press Club's John Peter Zenger award for "defending and advancing the cause of a free press." Born in Stamford, Conn., on September 2, 1960, Liptak received a B.A. degree in English from Yale College in 1984, where he was the editor of the Yale Daily News's monthly magazine. He was a copyboy at The Times in 1984 and 1985. He graduated from the Yale Law School in 1988, where he was an editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review.