Shannon Jankowski is a staff attorney at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, where she focuses on the Reporters Committee's amicus practice. She provides amicus support for journalists and news organizations in federal and state courts in matters involving access to courts and records, defamation, anti-SLAPP motions, newsgathering torts, and other First Amendment issues impacting the news media. She also represents journalists and news organizations in impact litigation and provides pre-publication review of news stories and documentary films.
Shannon joined the Reporters Committee in 2019 as the inaugural E.W. Scripps Legal Fellow. She was previously an associate attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, where she assisted news organizations in obtaining access to government and judicial records and represented clients in defamation, copyright, and trademark litigation. She holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as an articles editor for the Minnesota Law Review. Prior to law school, she was a freelance actress and graduated summa cum laude from the College of St. Catherine with a bachelor's degree in theater.
Admitted to practice in D.C. and Minnesota.