Stephanie Krent

Stephanie Krent

Stephanie Krent is a staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute, where she focuses on government transparency, federal employee free speech rights, and government surveillance of speech at the border.   

Krent worked as a legal fellow for the Institute from the fall of 2019 until September 2020. She is part of the litigation team challenging the Department of Justice’s onerous restrictions on the speech of immigration judges. She has also assisted the Institute’s efforts to secure the disclosure of records relating to speech restrictions on scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, she has been a core member of the team seeking the disclosure of secret Office of Legal Counsel opinions through two lawsuits, Campaign for Accountability v. Department of Justice and Francis v. Department of Justice.

Prior to joining the Institute, Krent clerked for Judge Edgardo Ramos of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also worked as an associate at Jenner & Block. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Yale Law School. During law school, she received the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize for best oral argument in Moot Court and the Potter Stewart Prize for best oral and written advocacy by a team in Moot Court. She also served as a Comments Editor on the Yale Law Journal.