This is the largest-ever settlement of a fees dispute under California’s anti-SLAPP statute.
Thomas R. Burke
Thomas R. Burke is outside counsel to The Center for Investigative Reporting. He is a partner and co-chair of the media law practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in San Francisco. Burke also is a continuing lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he has taught since 2002. He has over 26 years of trial and appellate court experience defending journalists (across all mediums) and pursuing litigation to obtain access to public records and courtrooms. Burke is the author of "Anti-SLAPP Litigation" (The Rutter Group 2013-present) and a contributing editor to "Weil & Brown, Cal. Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial" (The Rutter Group 2014-present) (Anti-SLAPP Motions).