David McCraw is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at The New York Times Company, where he is responsible for litigation and for providing legal counsel to the newsrooms of The Times, The Boston Globe, and the company's other newspapers and websites. He has been at The Times since 2002. Mr. McCraw serves as lead legal counsel for The Times's freedom-of-information litigation and has represented the newspaper in in more than a dozen FOI lawsuits. He led the paper's litigation challenging the Obama Administration's refusal to reveal the legal basis for the 2011 drone strike in Yemen against an American citizen, the New York Police Department's systematic violation of the state FOI law, and New York City's secret compilation of oral histories provided by the first responders after 9/11. He previously served as Deputy General Counsel of The New York Daily News and a litigation associate at Clifford Chance and Rogers & Wells. He has conducted workshops on freedom-of-information issues in various countries in the Middle East, South America, and Central and Eastern Europe. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Cornell University, and Albany Law School. Mr. McCraw is an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law.