FIRE Staff Speaker
Ronnie came to FIRE after 25 years of private practice focused on First Amendment litigation and counseling clients on federal and state regulations affecting speech. His experience includes litigating cases involving constitutional and statutory protections for online intermediaries, police action against protestors and professional photographers, licensing and permitting of filming on federal lands, regulation of “indecent” broadcasts and adult content, and restrictions on commercial speech, as well as numerous Freedom of Information Act cases. Ronnie played a central role in his firm’s partnership with FIRE’s Stand Up for Speech Litigation Project.
Ronnie has served as National Chairman and President of the First Amendment Lawyers Association, and was selected to Thomson Reuters’ “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers” in 2014-2021, named to the Capitol Pro Bono Honor Roll by the D.C. Appeals and Superior Courts, and granted the National Press Photographers Association Kenneth P. McLaughlin Award of Merit in 2014. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, where he was his department’s outstanding graduate in 1990. Ronnie is admitted to the D.C. and Maryland bars, the U.S. Supreme Court, virtually all federal Courts of Appeal, and a number of federal District Courts.
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