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Jones Day's Peter Canfield joins board of The Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Institute

Peter Canfield has joined the board of The Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Institute, a non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to sharing stories of the Constitution and Judiciary through programs that illuminate issues and perspectives, foster thoughtful and civil discourse, and inspire national community. Beginning operations in mid-2019, the Johnson Institute has worked with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama and its Frank M. Johnson Courthouse in Montgomery to host students, community leaders, and members of the general public and to organize and launch civics education events and programming for various audiences.

Mr. Canfield, a lawyer in the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice resident in Atlanta, focuses his practice on defending publication tort claims, enforcing access to government information, protecting sources and other sensitive information, and safeguarding media distribution rights and intellectual property. A former clerk for Judge Johnson, he has spoken about the judge and his legacy at a number of Institute-related events, including its inaugural Centennial Symposium in 2019, the Freedom Rides Museum in 2020, and a Constitution Day Panel the same year in conjunction with the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Auburn University.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.