Sandra S. Baron is currently Executive Director of the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC), a non-profit membership association for content creators and providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues. These include news and analysis of legal, legislative and regulatory developments; litigation resources and practice guides; and national and international media law conferences and meetings. MLRC also works with its membership to respond to legislative and policy proposals, and speaks to the press and public on media law and First Amendment issues. MLRC and its sister organization, the MLRC Institute, work to educate public on media law and First Amendment issues and provide information and materials for others to do so.
In addition to private practice, including as an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Ms. Baron has served as Senior Managing Attorney at the National Broadcasting Company, Inc., as Associate General Counsel of the Educational Broadcasting Company, in New York, and the counsel for Public Broadcasting's American Playhouse. She regularly serves on local, state and national bar association media, communications, and internet law committees and is a member of the American Law Institute. She has taught media law to journalism students including as adjunct at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism, and spoken at numerous forums. She was co-author of the second edition of Libel, Slander and Related Problems, and has written articles for MLRC and other publications on media law topics. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.