USD School of Law Alumnus Theodore Boutrous Jr. ’87 (JD) Honored with First Amendment Award

Theodore Boutrous Jr ’87 (JD) Honored with First Amendment Award

Jim Acosta, Christie Hefner and Ted Boutrous

SAN DIEGO (May 17, 2019) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Theodore (Ted) Boutrous Jr., ’87 (JD) was honored recently by The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation at the annual First Amendment Awards in Washington D.C.

Boutrous was one of seven honorees receiving the First Amendment Award.  The award was created in 1979 to honor individuals who have made significant contributions in the vital effort to protect and enhance First Amendment rights for all Americans. Boutrous was honored for his work on behalf of CNN and Jim Acosta in connection with the restoration of Acosta’s White House press credentials.

Boutrous is a Partner with Gibson Dunn.

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