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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Hill open government ‘hero’ recognized

Chestnut Hill Local: Chestnut Hill resident Terry Mutchler, an AP award-winning journalist and the founding executive director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records, is being inducted into the Open Government Hall of Fame, which recognizes long-term contributions of individuals […]

Well-deserved honor bestowed on champion for government transparency

Allentown Morning Call: A Pennsylvania woman who long has fought to force governments to operate openly is getting her moment in the national spotlight.

Terry Mutchler, the founding executive director of the state Office of Open Records, will be inducted […]

Ex-Pa. open records office director recognized nationally for promoting government transparency

PennLive: Terry Mutchler, the former and inaugural executive director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records, will soon have another credential to add to her long list of achievements: Hall of Famer.

Her work in government transparency that began as a […]

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 […]

Mutchler Lyons: At the Intersection of Media, Law & Government

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