American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression et al v. Sullivan
DECLARATION of Jonathan Bloom re 87 MOTION for Attorney Fees Plaintiffs' Application for Attorneys' Fees and Expenses by Alaska Library Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, Association of American Publishers, Inc., Book Blizzard LLC, Bosco's, Inc., Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, David & Melissa LLC, Donald R. Douglas, Entertainment Merchants Association, Freedom to Read Foundation. (Bamberger, Michael)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF ALASKA
AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS FOUNDATION FOR
FREE EXPRESSION, et al.
Civil No. 3:10-cv-00193-RRB
JOHN BURNS, in his official capacity as ATTORNEY
GENERAL OF THE STATE OF ALASKA,
DECLARATION OF JONATHAN BLOOM
Jonathan Bloom declares as follows:
I am counsel to the law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. I have practiced in the
firm's New York office in the area of Media/First Amendment law for more than 19 years.
2. 1 have known and worked with Michael A. Bamberger of SNR Denton US LLP
(formerly known as Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP), one of the country's leading First
Amendment attorneys, for many years. Specifically, I have participated in the preparation of
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particular, he is the nation's leaditi expert on laws eoncernini restrictions on juvenile access to
sexually frank material ("harmful to minors" laws), having success liii ly litigated most of the
significant eases in that area.
1 and rerierally familiar with the billing rates
in this field. To my knowledge, the hill
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New York-based attorneys
rate of $600 per hour Idr Mr. Bamber eel (the rate
requested in this application) is well within the range of what one would reasonably expect for an
attorney of his stature and experience. Indeed. I believe most New York-based litigators with
comparable expertise and experience command a billing rate at least that high and in many cases
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the foregoing is
true and correct.
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