Kaitlin Gurney > Ballard Spahr LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
1735 MARKET STREET, 51ST FLOOR
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-7599
PENNSYLVANIA
United States
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Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Kaitlin M. Gurney is an experienced litigator who focuses on media law and white collar criminal defense.

Kaitlin defends media and entertainment companies in lawsuits alleging defamation and invasion of privacy, and she represents newsrooms in securing access to public records, documents, and court proceedings. She also regularly advises clients on pre-publication issues. Before becoming a lawyer, Kaitlin was a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she covered the New Jersey statehouse. She also worked at The Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer.

Kaitlin also advises clients during government investigations and defends them in litigation involving claims of fraud and abuse, particularly the False Claims Act. She is member of Ballard Spahr’s White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations practice as well as its Media and Entertainment Law Group.

Admissions

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

Languages

Spanish (conversational)

Memberships

ABA Communications Law Forum Governing Board, At-Large Member, 2018-2021

Media Law Resource Center Criminal Law Committee, Founder and Co-Chair

Helen Kate Furness Library Board, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, 2016-2019, Vice President

Wallingford, Pennsylvania Sidewalk Committee

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)
Note/Comment Editor, Temple Law Review

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (B.A. Journalism, American Studies, summa cum laude, 2000)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation

The ‘street-smart‘ team of Ballard Spahr LLP consists of specialists in defamation law, who conduct prepublication content previews, handle access to public record matters, and advise on subpoenas and policies. From Washington DC, Charles Tobin leads the practice and in addition to the firm’s core practice represents clients in unfair competition, disparagement, and false advertising. In Minneapolis, Leita Walker defends against claims of libel, privacy, and right of publicity. The firm elevated Kaitlin Gurney, a specialist in matters of access to public records and prepublication issues, to partner in July 2021. Michael Sullivan has retired from the practice and Steven Zansberg has departed.