Matt Topic, attorney, Loevy & Loevy
Topic is a government transparency, civil rights, and intellectual property attorney at the Chicago-based civil rights firm Loevy & Loevy. He previously was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Topic has handled dozens of FOIA lawsuits and, among other accomplishments, he succeeded in forcing the Chicago Police Department to release the Laquan McDonald shooting video under FOIA. He also is the outside general counsel for the Chicago-based watchdog group the Better Government Association.