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Evan Mascagni is the Policy Director of the Public Participation Project.  Evan is a former attorney turned documentary filmmaker and First Amendment rights advocate.  Prior to moving to New York City and starting a film production company, Player Piano, he was an attorney with the California Anti-SLAPP Project, a public interest law firm and policy organization dedicated to fighting SLAPPs in California.  

He speaks frequently about SLAPPs in the national media and has appeared on such programs as CBS News and ABC Nightly News with Diane Sawyer. Evan has given public talks on SLAPPs at forums like SXSW and on Capitol Hill. He has also served as faculty for Lawline, providing legal education for attorneys on anti-SLAPP legislation.

Evan has written extensively about SLAPPs, in scholarly journals such as the First Amendment Law Review, and for mainstream audiences on websites like Mic. He has been quoted extensively in newspapers and websites across the globe, including cover stories for USA Today and the San Francisco Chronicle.

He graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the UDC Law Review.

He can be reached at emascagni@anti-slapp.org and 804-723-0565.