FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on September 9

The next meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required for those wishing to make oral public comments. Please register here by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on September 9

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Matthew Schwarz

Eighth grade students from St. Bonaventure High School spend recess period picking up trash on the beach near oil wells, 5/1972. Image from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) DOCUMERIA project. National Archives Identifier 542655. Today we present an interview with Matthew Schwarz, an Attorney-Advisor in the Information Law Practice Group with the Office of General … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Matthew Schwarz

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Tuan Samahon

Tuan Samahon, Professor of Law at Villanova University Today we present an interview with Tuan Samahon, Professor of Law at Villanova University and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members are FOIA experts from inside and outside of government and who are … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Tuan Samahon

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Linda Frye

This World War II-era poster is titled "Hold on to your Social Security Card" and is from the Office of Government Reports. Today we present an interview with Linda Frye, Government Information Specialist with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Linda Frye

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: James Stocker

James Stocker, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Program Chair at Trinity Washington University Today we present an interview with James Stocker, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Program Chair at Trinity Washington University and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: James Stocker

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Alexis Graves

Alexis Graves, US Department of Agriculture Today we present an interview with Alexis Graves, FOIA Officer at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members are FOIA experts from inside and outside of government and who … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Alexis Graves

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: A. Jay Wagner

A. Jay Wagner, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Marquette University Today we present an interview with A. Jay Wagner, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Marquette University and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members are FOIA … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: A. Jay Wagner

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Thomas Susman

Thomas Susman, Director of the Governmental Affairs Office at the American Bar Association. August 25, 2011. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. Today we present an interview with Thomas M. Susman, Director of the Governmental Affairs Office of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Thomas Susman

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Kristin Ellis

A Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation taking the one hundred millionth fingerprint, represented by Miss Margaret O'Brien, a movie star., ca. 1947. (National Archives Identifier 518186) Today we present an interview with Kristin Ellis, Associate General Counsel and Unit Chief of the FOIA Litigation Unit (FLU), Office of the General Counsel, Federal … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Kristin Ellis

Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Alexandra Perloff-Giles

Today we present an interview with Alexandra Perloff-Giles, an attorney with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Media, Entertainment and Technology Group and a member of the 2020-2022 FOIA Advisory Committee. This is part of a series of posts on the Committee, whose members are FOIA experts from inside and outside of government and who are appointed by … Continue reading Getting to Know the FOIA Advisory Committee: Alexandra Perloff-Giles