Ropes & Gray partner Joan Lukey is a renowned First Amendment lawyer, but now finds herself in the position of trying to silence a cyberstalker who began targeting her after she obtained a court order against him on behalf of star client and noted crime novelist Patricia Cornwell. Following threats on Lukey's life and others at her firm, the litigator is drafting federal legislation to go after those who make libelous statements on the Internet.
Tormented by Cyberstalker, Ropes Partner Drafts New Legislation on Online Libel
The American Lawyer
April 20, 2009