Tali R. Leinwand is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.
Ms. Leinwand received her JD in 2015 from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar, online executive editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and the recipient of the Shearman & Sterling Student Writing Prize in Comparative and International Law. During law school, Ms. Leinwand interned for the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and worked as a research assistant for Professors Vincent Blasi (First Amendment law) and Carol Sanger (family law). Ms. Leinwand received a BA, magna cum laude, with distinction in history, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Her undergraduate thesis examined the Sam Sheppard trial and its legal and cultural impact on news coverage of criminal trials.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Leinwand clerked for the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Previously, Ms. Leinwand was the First Amendment Fellow at the New York Times Company, where she litigated public records, access, reporter’s privilege and copyright cases on behalf of The Times in federal and state court; counseled reporters and editors on newsgathering issues; and provided prepublication review. Ms. Leinwand worked as a journalist before beginning her legal career.