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The SPLC Team

Frank LoMonte, Executive Director, joined SPLC in January 2008 after practicing law with Atlanta-based Sutherland LLP and clerking for federal judges on the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Before law school, LoMonte was an award-winning investigative journalist and political columnist for daily newspapers in Florida and Georgia. LoMonte graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a senior editor of the Georgia Law Review. His articles about the First Amendment and media-law topics have been widely published in Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the American University Law Review, the University of North Carolina First Amendment Law Review, and in many other outlets. E-Mail
Adam Goldstein, Attorney Advocate, graduated from Fordham University School of Law in May 2002. He received his undergraduate degree in Internet journalism from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, where he was editor-in-chief of the FCLC Observer. For three years, Goldstein worked as a freelance producer and editor for FoxNews.com. E-Mail
Mark Keierleber, McCormick Foundation Publications Fellow, studied journalism at Indiana University, where he served as a reporter and editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student. He also served as co-editor of the Northwest Trail at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo. Previous internships include The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, D.C., The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., the Herald-Times in Bloomington, Ind., and the News Letter Journal in Newcastle, Wyo. E-Mail
Sara Gregory, McCormick Foundation Publications Fellow, studied history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but spent most of her time working at The Daily Tar Heel. In addition to spending two years as the paper's managing editor, she has interned at The Tampa Bay Times (formerly The St. Petersburg Times), The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and The (Greensboro) News & Record. E-Mail
Mike Hiestand, Project Attorney, grew up in Alaska and is a graduate of Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Marquette University's College of Journalism and Cornell Law School. Hiestand was the Student Press Law Center's staff attorney from 1991-2003. Over the years, he has assisted nearly 15,000 student journalists and advisers. He now works from the West Coast on occasional projects for the SPLC. E-Mail

Legal Intern

Gwenn Barney is a law student at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and Politics & Philosophy. She worked for The Pitt News as a reporter and editor. E-Mail

Journalism Interns

Beatriz Costa-Lima a junior at the University of Missouri majoring in convergence photojournalism. She’s worked at Mizzou’s student newspaper, The Maneater, as city, state and nation editor and as a senior staff photographer, writer and designer. E-Mail
Dani Kass graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and Russian in May 2014. There she worked at The Columbia Missourian, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the student newspaper, The Maneater. Previously she interned with Newsday. E-Mail
Jenna Spoont is a sophomore at George Washington University majoring in journalism and mass communication. She serves as the news director at WRGW District Radio, the student-run broadcast center on campus. Spoont is the 2013 Student Journalist of the Year. In high school, she was the managing editor of The Spoke in Berwyn, Pa. E-Mail

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