Jack Komperda

Legal Fellow

Jack works primarily on issues of privacy, libel, confidentiality and newsgathering. A native of Chicago, Ill., he earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He held news reporting internships with the Peoria Journal Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and U.S. News and World Report, and he received a journalism fellowship to the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. After graduation, he worked as a general assignment and local government reporter for the Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Daily Herald. Jack received his law degree in May 2011 from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he served as the senior editor of the Washington University Law Review. He was a finalist in the 2009 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award. During law school summers, he clerked at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago, and spent his last semester of law school drafting administrative orders and opinions as a law clerk in the Media Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission.