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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Media & Entertainment

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What the team is known for

Superb media litigation practice. Able to address the full range of contentious challenges faced by traditional and digital media clients, including access to information, First Amendment and IP disputes. Experienced in representing clients before state, federal and appellate courts, including the US Supreme Court. Also frequently sought out to provide pre-publication review to leading newspapers, websites and publishers.

Strengths

A client comments: "I have been really impressed. The firm has a real presence and huge trove of experience in the media law space. The advice you get is sound and good and I like them as people. They are really approachable and available, even for minor questions."

Another reports: "The firm has provided us with excellent service in the media liability area."

Sources say: "Davis Wright Tremaine's attorneys have always been fantastic. They are knowledgeable, successful, tireless, prompt and effective."

Interviewees comment: "The team is top-notch, responsive and easy to work with. It has been an excellent experience."

One source opines: "I've found everyone with whom I've worked to be informed. Our questions have been answered, legal points explained and the path forward drawn for us in a way that has kept us well informed."

Work highlights

Represented ESPN and one of its reporters in a defamation suit brought by a former Central Michigan University women’s gymnastics coach over tweets discussing his placement on administrative leave, which allegedly linked him to the investigation surrounding Larry Nassar.

Notable practitioners

Constance Pendleton assists clients in the news media business with the full gamut of First Amendment disputes. Her experience includes libel, right of publicity and privacy claims.

Laura Handman acts for an impressive roster of clients, including major newspapers, media companies, publishers and nonprofit organizations. She is often called upon to handle high-stakes defamation and access disputes.
"Her written work is superlative, pithy and well structured. She is able to instill confidence in clients. I have admiration for her." "She is an excellent lawyer who knows and understands the journalism business. She is a fantastic person to work with."

Nathan Siegel is a go-to media lawyer, with noted experience defending libel, privacy and right of publicity disputes.
"He is a fantastic lawyer." "He is an incredible lawyer who makes difficult concepts easy to understand, which is essential when advocating for our interests. He is also an extremely good writer."

Robert Corn-Revere is noted for his exceptional experience in First Amendment litigation. He acts on behalf of nonprofit organizations, trade groups and media companies in cutting-edge freedom of speech cases.
"Robert is one of the nation's best First Amendment attorneys, and he demonstrates that fact every time you speak with him. He is smart, insightful and dedicated." "He has an extensive history with First Amendment law as a former reporter. He has a wealth of knowledge in areas I didn't know existed." "He is a brilliant First Amendment attorney."

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Media & Entertainment

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Location

Suite 800

1919 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20006-3401

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia

Media & Entertainment


Constance Pendleton
Band 3
Laura R Handman
Band 1
Nathan E Siegel
Band 2
Robert Corn-Revere
Band 1