Lin Weeks is a staff attorney with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
Prior to joining the Reporters Committee, Lin was a litigation associate in the New York office of Holland & Knight LLP with a practice focusing on intellectual property (including patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret cases) and media law (including defamation and newsgathering). At Holland & Knight, Lin maintained an active pro bono practice that included contesting denied FOIA requests and advising documentary filmmakers on privacy, right of publicity, and copyright issues. He also authored a number of publications related to media law, including an update to the RCFP’s Reporters Privilege Compendium for the Second Circuit.
Lin earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. His note, Intellectual Property and Media Law Implications of Automated Journalism, was named an Outstanding Note of his class year and was republished in the Thompson Reuters Entertainment, Publishing, and the Arts Handbook for 2015. Lin earned his bachelors degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he interned with the Isthmus, an alt-weekly newspaper, and was an editor at The Badger Herald, a daily student paper.
Licensed to Practice in New York.