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Charles D. Tobin

Charles D. Tobin

Partner, Holland & Knight's, USA

Chuck Tobin is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office, and he chairs the law firm's National Media Practice Team. A former journalist, Mr. Tobin appears in courts around the country, representing the media in libel and privacy lawsuits at both the trial and appellate levels. He also conducts pre-publication review for newsrooms and provides advice on subpoenas, government search warrants, the Freedom of Information Act and state records laws, reporter's privilege, and all other matters relating to editorial content and the First Amendment. Mr. Tobin also counsels an internet registry and a number of website operators on takedown demands, terms of use, privacy policies and subpoenas for anonymous posters.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he spent eight years as in-house counsel at the Northern Virginia headquarters of Gannett Co., Inc., which publishes USA TODAY. Before Mr. Tobin attended law school, he was a reporter for the News-Press newspaper in Ft. Myers, FL.

He is the former Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law and the media law committees of the Florida and District of Columbia bar associations.

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