Sophia Cope

Sophia Cope has been a civil liberties attorney for more than a decade and has experience in both litigation and policy advocacy. Prior to joining the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sophia spent eight years in Washington, DC. She worked at the Newspaper Association of America on freedom of the press and digital media issues, with a focus on protecting journalists’€™ confidential sources. She advocated for a federal shield law, a warrant-for-content requirement under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and improvements to the Freedom of Information Act. She also wrote a chapter for a book published by the American Bar Association entitled ‘Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security‘ and spoke out against NSA surveillance. She was an adjunct professor of media law for nearly four years, teaching Washington-area undergraduate communication and journalism students. Sophia is a graduate of Santa Clara University and the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law.