Kurt Wimmer is a partner at Covington & Burling in Washington and represents the coalition seeking the enactment of the Free Flow of Information Act. He was general  counsel at Gannett Co., Inc., from 2006-2009. The Newsweek/The Daily Beast Co. is among his clients.

Press Protection

While some are criticizing Obama’s motives for resurrecting a media shield law, most journalists say it’s a good and necessary thing—and are demanding action. By Kurt Wimmer