Madelaine J. Harrington

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Madelaine Harrington is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and is a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice.

Ms. Harrington focuses her practice on media, entertainment and data privacy law. She represents reporters and news media companies with a wide range of First Amendment issues, including reporters' privilege and access to public records. On the transactional side, Ms. Harrington assists authors, musicians and filmmakers with matters regarding copyright, licensing, production and distribution of artistic work.

Ms. Harrington is also a member of the firm's Data Strategy, Security & Privacy Team. Her work includes internal investigations of data breaches and class action defense. She also counsels clients on information governance, including privacy policies, procedures and best practices.

Prior to rejoining Holland & Knight, Ms. Harrington served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Ms. Harrington previously was an associate in Holland & Knight's New York office from 2016 to 2019.

During law school, Ms. Harrington worked as a student attorney at Georgetown Law Center's Institute of Public Representation in the Communications and Technology Law Clinic. There, she focused on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) matters, specifically the regulation of prison phone services. In addition, Ms. Harrington was a senior editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. She continued her focus on international law as a student at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, England, and received a certificate in transnational legal studies.

Prior to law school, Ms. Harrington was a member of Teach for America, where she taught special education for two years in Atlanta.

Not yet admitted to District of Columbia Bar; admitted to New York and New Jersey Bars only and practicing under supervision of lawyers licensed to practice in District of Columbia.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., European History
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York