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Les Machado

Les Machado is a partner in the Washington office of the law firm LeClairRyan, where he is co-chair of the media, internet and e-commerce industry team.  A former journalist, he has appeared in state and federal courts nationally, representing media organizations in libel and privacy lawsuits. He also conducts pre-publication reviews and provides advice on subpoenas, retraction demands, access, the Freedom of Information Act, reporter’s privilege and all other First Amendment matters relating to the editorial content of newspapers and broadcasts.