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David McCraw

David McCraw has been a lawyer for The New York Times Company since 2002. He currently serves as a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. He is responsible for the company’s litigation matters and for providing legal counsel to the Times newsroom on such issues as libel, freedom of information, access to the courts, and newsgathering. Mr. McCraw previously served as Deputy General Counsel of the New York Daily News and a litigation associate at Clifford Chance and Rogers & Wells. He is an adjunct professor of mass media law at the NYU School of Law. Mr. McCraw has been actively involved in international pro bono work on issues touching upon press freedom and freedom of information. He has worked on pro bono projects in Yemen, Kuwait, Russia, Cameroon, and Bahrain and conducted workshops on freedom of information in South America, China, and Central and Eastern Europe. He serves on the governing committee of the Vance Center, the international pro bono arm of the New York City Bar.