Staff

Frank LoMonte, Executive Director

Frank LoMonte 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.
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Adam Goldstein, Attorney Advocate

Adam Goldstein 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.
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Karin Flom, Outreach and Development Associate

Karin Flom grew up in North Dakota and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2010. For three and a half years in high school she worked on a student publication which drew her to the SPLC's job posting for an Outreach and Development Associate. Before joining SPLC in August 2014 she had two positions in development focusing on the day to day operations of fundraising. She has also spent a year in South Korea as an ESL teacher.
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Madeline Will, McCormick Foundation Publications Fellow

Madeline Will graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014, where she studied journalism and political science. She spent most of her time in college in the Daily Tar Heel newsroom, as a reporter and ultimately the state and national editor. Previously, she held internships at The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, D.C., Education Week in Bethesda, Md., Reuters in New York, NY, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, Ark., and the Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, NC.
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Mike Hiestand, Project Attorney

Mike Hiestand 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.
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Interns

David Lim, Reporting Intern

David Lim is a senior at American University, where he majors in economics and print journalism. He’s worked at American’s student newspaper, The Eagle, as assistant editorial editor, news assistant, administration and local news editor and senior staff writer. He’s previously interned at Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Report for Executives and USA Today, where he helped with 2014 midterm election coverage.

Josh Moore, Legal Intern

Josh Moore is a second-year law student at the American University Washington College of Law. Before law school, he worked as a newspaper copy editor and designer in Kentucky. Josh studied journalism at Western Kentucky University, where he was editor-in-chief of the College Heights Herald. He was previously an SPLC reporting intern in summer 2010.

Patricia LeBoeuf, Reporting Intern

Patricia LeBoeuf is a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studies journalism and legal studies. She works for UMass' student newspaper, the Daily Collegian, as a staff writer, and has written for various Massachusetts news publications. She last interned for the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts, on the features desk. Her main legal interests relate to fighting censorship and lack of access for journalists.

Tanvi Kumar, Project and Outreach Intern

Tanvi Kumar is a sophomore at The George Washington University, where she studies international affairs and journalism and mass communication. Tanvi has an interest in protecting civil liberties and fighting against censorship.