Media Law & Government 2017-06-13T15:37:53+00:00

Welcome to Mutchler Lyons

Partners Terry Mutchler and Charlie Lyons joined forces to create a new firm dedicated to serving a wide array of clients as they navigate the growing and critically important area of Transparency Law.

Mutchler Lyons manages client challenges at the intersection of Media, Law and Government, with a focus on helping agencies, corporations and the media navigate open records, freedom of information, and right to know laws.

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Behind the ink: The Legionnaires’ emails Rauner doesn’t want lawmakers to see

Chicago Sun-Times: When a fatal Legionnaires’ disease outbreak first struck the Illinois Veterans Home in downstate Quincy back in 2015, the state agency that runs the facility prepared for possible media questions about whether the fenced-in park was “dangerous” […]

Baltimore Sun columnist earns Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism

Penn State News:  Media critic David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun took aim at a variety of topics in 2017, and he did so with deep knowledge and a passion — driven by a desire to advocate for news […]

Pittsburgh refuses to release city emails about disputed police IT projects to PublicSource

Public Source: The City of Pittsburgh is refusing to release emails between city employees referencing police IT contractor B-Three Solutions and its software projects, despite locating nearly 40,000 items that match keywords listed in public records requests. “In my view,” […]

Our view: Open records law working as intended

Erie Times-News: This law enables citizens to see the role of money in campaigns; bidding processes for public projects; whether government services, jobs and contracts are being dealt with an even hand, and more. That kind of information is vital […]

The 2017 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium

The Villanova Law Review examines fifty years of operation under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with its annual Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on October 20, 2017. The symposium features a group of distinguished FOIA and transparency scholars, governmental officials, […]

Open Records and Freedom of Information Expert Terry Mutchler Launches New Law Firm

HARRISBURG (JUNE 8, 2017) — Terry Mutchler, a national expert in the growing area of Transparency Law who served as the first Director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records, today announced the launch of a new law firm, Mutchler […]

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