Leila Knox is an associate in the firm's San Francisco office, specializing in media law and intellectual property. With respect to media law, Ms. Knox assists clients in exploring the spectrum of issues related to the publication of information, from defamation and copyright concerns, to constitutional questions related to access to courts and public records, to digital media concerns (including application of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Communications Decency Act). She also has defended clients in content-related litigation, and has successfully used the California anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) statute to win early dismissal of lawsuits that threaten protected speech. Her intellectual property practice focuses on trademark and copyright matters.
Ms. Knox graduated in 2006 from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She holds a B.A. in technical journalism, with minors in sociology and political science, from Colorado State University. Prior to joining HRO, Ms. Knox was an associate with another San Francisco firm. Before entering the legal profession, Ms. Knox was a news reporter in Telluride, Colorado, and San Luis Obispo, California.
Bar and Court Admissions
United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
University of California-Hastings, J.D., 2006
Colorado State University, B.A., 1996
California First Amendment Coalition
Bar Association of San Francisco
American Bar Association
Civic Involvement and Honors
Super Lawyers Rising Star, First Amendment/Media/Advertising, 2010-2012
Justice & Diversity Center (BASF) – Outstanding Volunteer, 2014