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Daniel Troy, Adonis Hoffman Join Media Institute's First Amendment Advisory Council

FOR RELEASE: June 1, 2005

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute


Arlington, Va., June 1, 2005 - Two highly respected attorneys and First Amendment experts, Daniel Troy and Adonis E. Hoffman, have joined The Media Institute's First Amendment Advisory Council, it was announced today by Institute President Patrick D. Maines.

Daniel Troy is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Sidley & Austin. He is a former chief counsel of the Food and Drug Administration, and was President George W. Bush's first appointee to the agency. Beginning in September 2006, Mr. Troy will head the ABA's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Mr. Troy is a partner in Sidley & Austin's Life Sciences Practice and its Appellate Litigation group, focusing on the pharmaceutical, bio-technology, food, medical device, cosmetic, and media industries. He had been a member of The Media Institute's First Amendment Advisory Council prior to his FDA appointment.

Adonis Hoffman is senior vice president and counsel in the Washington office of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, representing the advertising industry before Congress, the FTC, FCC, and other federal agencies. He has served as an advisor to the chairman of the FCC, deputy bureau chief of the Cable TV Bureau, and senior counsel for international telecommunications. Previously, he was director of international law for the Carnegie En-dowment for International Peace, senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, and counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He had also been a partner at a Washington. D.C., law firm.

"Dan Troy and Adonis Hoffman bring a wealth of experience to this highly distinguished First Amendment group, especially in the realm of commercial speech," said Mr. Maines. "They are both known as articulate and effective champions of First Amendment rights for all speakers."

A listing of the First Amendment Advisory Council is attached. The Media Institute is a nonprofit foundation in Washington, D.C., specializing in First Amendment and communications policy issues. For more information visit

The Media Institute First Amendment Advisory Council

Floyd Abrams, Esq.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Robert Peck, Esq.
Center for Constitutional Litigation
Robert Corn-Revere, Esq.
Davis Wright Tremaine
Bruce Sanford, Esq.
General Counsel, SPJ
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Lucy A. Dalglish, Esq.
Executive Director
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Dean Rodney A. Smolla
T.C. Williams School of Law
University of Richmond
Ashley Gauthier, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
U.S. News & World Report
Daniel Troy, Esq.
Sidley & Austin
Kevin Goldberg, Esq.
Cohn and Marks
Kurt A. Wimmer, Esq., Chairman
Covington & Burling
Nat Hentoff
Author and columnist
Prof. Laurence H. Winer
College of Law
Arizona State University
Adonis E. Hoffman, Esq.
Senior Vice President and Counsel
American Association of Advertising Agencies
Tony Mauro
Supreme Court Correspondent
American Lawyer Media
Paul K. McMasters
First Amendment Ombudsman
The Freedom Forum
Carol Melamed, Esq.
Vice President, Government Affairs
The Washington Post Company
Prof. Robert O'Neil
Founding Director
The Thomas Jefferson Center
for the Protection of Free Expression