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December 23, 2022

K&S Advises Daniel Anderl Judicial Protection Project

King & Spalding represents The Daniel Anderl Judicial Protection Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to securing the safety and privacy of members of the judicial community and their families. Earlier today, President Biden signed the bipartisan Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act, which ensures that the personally identifiable information of federal judges and their families, especially on the internet, are kept private.

The Daniel Anderl Judicial Projection Project has worked for the past two years to secure passage of this legislation with the tireless support of its lead sponsors: Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Mikie Sherril (D-N.J.-11). The bill garnered tremendous bipartisan support, with 23 cosponsors in the Senate and 124 cosponsors in the House (including the lead sponsors).

The charity was founded in honor of Daniel Anderl, the late son of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas and her husband, Mark Anderl, after he was fatally shot by a gunman who had set out to assassinate Judge Salas and was easily able to find her address on the internet. Mark was critically injured in the attack, which occurred in July 2020, in the family’s home in North Brunswick, N.J.  With the enactment of the Daniel Ander Judicial Security and Privacy Act, an important step has been taken at the federal level to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again, and to strengthen our democracy, whose foundation rests on an independent judiciary. 

King & Spalding supported this effort by advising The Daniel Anderl Judicial Protection Project on achieving 501(c)(3) status and providing support for its legislative efforts in Congress. The King & Spalding team who advised on the charitable entity formation included Craig Carpenito, Josh Toll, Kim Rai, and Christian Craft-Ellison.  The King & Spalding team who advised on the legislative effort included Tom Spulak and Jill Keller Hengen. Craig Carpenito also serves on the board of the Daniel Anderl Judicial Protection Project.