Legal Times’ July 16 issue named Bruce Sanford of Baker Hostetler one of the top ten communications lawyers in Washington. Bruce was awarded the Club’s Harold Hitz Burton Award for Distinguished Public Service in January of this year.
Legal Times pointed out that Bruce has defended more than a thousand First Amendment and intellectual property cases, representing Bill Clinton, Barbara Bush, John Grisham, The New York Times, and the ABC Company among others. A ten-page petition Bruce once wrote to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit resulted in a majority two judges reversing their earlier decision in the case, a highly unusual occurence.
Bruce is also an accomplished writer, having worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and authored Don’t Shoot the Messenger: How Our Growing Hatred of the Media Threatens Free Speech for All of Us.