By Justin Silverman



Attorney Kimberley Keyes of Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye LLP will visit Suffolk Law on Nov. 2 as part of a general interest meeting for the Media and Communications Law Society. All those interested in learning about MCLS and meeting Keyes, a Suffolk Law alumna and lawyer at one of the area’s preeminent media law practices, are invited to attend. The event will be in Room 245 at 5 pm.

Keyes is an associate in the Domestic Relations, Litigation, Media and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. Her diverse practice includes representing clients in all aspects of divorce, modification and contempt actions, litigating civil and criminal cases, and conducting pre-publication review for media clients.

She also helps to staff the firm’s hotline for the New England Press Association.  A journalist-turned lawyer, Keyes was the 2004-2005 McCormick-Tribune Legal Fellow at The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Virginia, where she submitted amicus briefs and formal comments to courts and legislatures advocating for the interests of the news media.

After graduating from Boston University’s College of Communication with a degree in journalism, Keyes spent six years working as an award-winning reporter and editor with MPG Newspapers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Mariner Community Newspapers in Marshfield, Massachusetts. She also hosted a cable TV access program on the South Shore.

While at Suffolk, Keyes served as a volunteer defender in the Quincy District Court, and as articles editor of the Suffolk University Law Review. Her note, inspired by her previous career as a journalist and entitled “Freedom Without Responsibility: Do Massachusetts Media Defendants Need the Neutral Reportage Privilege?” was cited by the Massachusetts Appeals Court in Reilly v. The Associated Press, 797 N.E.2d 1204 (2003). She also has published articles in News Media & the Law and The Federal Lawyer magazines, and has co-authored an annual update of access law for the Practising Law Institute’s Communications Law program in New York. In 2006, she presented seminars on Massachusetts access law for MCLE and Lorman Education Services, among others.

Before joining Prince Lobel, Keyes served as a law clerk to the Honorable Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and to the Honorable Charlotte A. Perretta of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

MCLS is a Suffolk University Law School student organization, entirely student-run and created in 2009 in accordance with the school’s regulations and those of the Student Bar Association. The purpose of MCLS is to provide all Suffolk University Law School students an opportunity to discuss and learn of topics related to communications law and media policy. Through dialogue and sponsorship of relevant events, MCLS intends to help further the school community’s understanding of this growing and changing body of law. It is also the intent of MCLS to help students with professional interest in this field by creating networking and career advancement opportunities.