Margaret N. Strouse

Associate She / Her / Hers
Washington, DC

Margaret Strouse is an associate in the firm's Litigation Department, focusing her practice within the Media and Entertainment Law practice group. Margaret's practice focuses on First Amendment issues by defending media clients against defamation claims and pursuing access to public records.

As a former Ballard Spahr legal intern, Margaret researched Maryland executive and legislative privileges under the Maryland Freedom of Information Act and reviewed First Amendment right of access cases for a multi-state survey. Margaret also has experience representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board and drafting fair use Error and Omissions letters for documentary films.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Margaret has served as a student attorney representing small businesses through the Washington College of Law Glushko-Sameulson Intellectual Property clinic.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Forum on Communications Law

Board Memberships & Community Service

Mentor, D.C. Family and Youth Initiative, 2019-present



American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2020)
American University Law Review

Wake Forest University (B.A., cum laude, 2017)



Not admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, supervised by a D.C. attorney