Media Law & Government 2018-06-14T21:27:08+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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Emails Reveal Private Tour, Internal School Board Conversations As Stoneleigh Gardens Controversy Continues

CBS3:  Terry Mutchler, former head of Pennsylvania’s Open Records Office and a national transparency lawyer said Lower Merion has an obligation to be open — especially given the Stoneleigh uproar.

“I would think the district would want to be […]

Tips and Warnings Related to International FOIA for Lawyers, Journalists

The Legal Intelligencer: In my work as a transparency law expert, I was tapped to help two countries ensure that citizen access to government records is guaranteed. A team of academia and political scientists from Indiana University sought my […]

Pennsylvanians: Protect your right to know what your government is doing

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Right-To-Know Law allows citizens to know, for example, how much the school superintendent gets paid, why a police officer was fired, how much the city pays for attorneys who contribute to the campaigns of council […]

In Privacy, Technology Cases, Kavanaugh Largely Echoes Kennedy

The Recorder: With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, many in the tech and privacy world have started to wonder how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit judge will fill […]

Despite Mixed Legacy, Kennedy’s Departure May Mark Major Shift in Privacy Policy

Law.com: Mutchler Lyons partner Terry Mutchler sees a bleak path forward for freedom of speech and transparency in a post-Kennedy court. “For me as a First Amendment lawyer, I felt like there was an earthquake under my feet,” Mutchler […]

Pittsburgh-area officials signed NDAs that could shield incentives offered to Amazon for up to five years

Public Source: Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration carefully orchestrated how the state would maintain a competitive edge as it helped Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and other entities vie to be the home for Amazon’s second headquarters.

Keeping the details of the incentive package […]

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