Barbara Wall is Vice President/ Senior Associate General Counsel of Gannett Co., Inc. where she advises Gannett's newspapers, broadcast stations and websites on a variety of issues, including online developments, intellectual property, ethics, privacy and libel.
Wall joined Gannett in 1985. From 1979 to 1985 she practiced law in New York City with the law firm of Satterlee & Stephens. She has written and lectured on the First Amendment, Intellectual Property rights, and the emerging law of the Internet. Wall serves on the faculty for the Practising Law Institute's annual Communications Law program, serves as chair of the Newspaper Association of America's Legal Affairs Committee and is Past Chair of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law. She also sits on the boards of the Media Institute in Washington, D.C, the District of Columbia's Council for Court Excellence and the Reynolds Center for Courts and Media at the University of Nevada. Since 2007 she has taught media law as an adjunct professor at both the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and the American University School of Communications.
Wall earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. She and her husband Chris have two children, a son, Read, and a daughter, Louisa. Their hobbies include hiking and last year they all climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.