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Leila Knox’s practice focuses on media law, intellectual property and data privacy and security. 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 practice also includes advising clients on complying with data privacy and data security regulations. 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. Before entering the legal profession, Ms. Knox was a news reporter in Telluride, Colorado, and San Luis Obispo, California.

Ms. Knox was born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and graduated from high school in Seoul, Korea. 

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, First Amendment / Media / Advertising, 2010-2015
    • Justice & Diversity Center (BASF) – Outstanding Volunteer, 2014, 2015
    • Justice & Diversity Center (BASF) – Outstanding Volunteer, 2014, 2015
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Professional Affiliations

    • California First Amendment Coalition
    • Bar Association of San Francisco
    • American Bar Association
    • Bar Association of San Francisco
    • American Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
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