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Kramon & Graham Represents Guardian Reporter in Settlement with Montana Congressman-Elect

Greg Gianforte, the Montana politician who assaulted Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs, has issued a full and unequivocal apology to the reporter and agreed to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Mr. Gianforte won Montana’s recent special election to take the state’s single U.S. House of Representatives seat. The altercation occurred on the eve of his election. Mr. Jacobs was represented by firm principals Andrew Jay Graham and Geoffrey Genth. The story appears in “Gianforte gives $50,000 to press group as charges loom after assault of Guardian reporter.”

In response to the settlement, Mr. Graham commented, “Reporters play a vital role in helping our democracy function -- often at a significant risk to their person. When we consider the substantial impact the press has in rooting out corruption, creating better laws and shaping public policy, we cannot overestimate the crucial role they play in our society.”