MEDIA

May 26, 2011

Schlam Stone Partner Pursues Press Access to New York City Records

Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Elizabeth Wolstein represents independent journalist Sergio Hernandez in a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) action that seeks to shed light on the process used by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to select publishing executive Cathie Black as New York City Schools Chancellor. The Mayor’s Office denied a request by Mr. Hernandez, who at the time wrote for the Village Voice, for emails exchanged between the Mayor and Ms. Black (or their respective representatives) before the Mayor announced Ms. Black’s selection in November 2010. Upon Schlam Stone & Dolan’s filing of the case, Mr. Hernandez recounted in the Village Voice his efforts to obtain the records and the City’s repeated and unexplained denials of his request.

Coverage of the case can be found here: