Sarah Matthews

Deputy General Counsel

Sarah Matthews is deputy general counsel at ProPublica, where she provides legal support for the organization’s full range of activities, with emphasis on the newsroom. Sarah came to ProPublica from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, where she litigated cases involving access to records and proceedings, fought subpoenas, and filed amicus briefs on First Amendment issues. She also led a pre-publication review practice for investigative journalists and supervised the organization’s hotline for journalists. Previously, Matthews worked for The Walt Disney Company and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She graduated from New York University School of Law and Brown University.

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