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Jeffrey S. Portnoy Speaks on 50 Years of FOIA in the Star Advertiser

In the July 24, 2016 issue of the Star Advertiser, Cades partner Jeffrey S. Portnoy speaks on how “The Freedom of Information Act has opened up the workings of Hawai`i government, but officials still try to keep secrets.”

Even with the passage of the Sunshine Law in Hawai`i, government transparency is still a work in progress.  Without FOIA, much of the information the government has disclosed would otherwise have remained a secret.

Read the article here.

Jeffrey S. Portnoy is a partner practicing in the area of litigation. He is the Chair of the firm’s litigation department, and has practiced law as a civil litigator at the firm since 1972. Mr. Portnoy has extensive litigation and alternative dispute resolution experience in several areas of substantive law, including insurance, employment, mass tort, product liability, media, securities, and medical and legal professional errors and omissions.