Provided by Chad Bowman
Chad R. Bowman’s practice as a counselor and litigator focuses on working with new and legacy media organizations, as well as other nonprofit and for-profit entities that are engaged in public advocacy and speech. As a counselor, Chad regularly advises clients about publication risk, reviewing draft television news scripts, magazine features, newspaper reports, digital media stories, and other content, as well as advising about newsgathering and intellectual property issues. As a litigator, Chas has represented media clients in state and federal courts around the country in contested defamation, privacy, copyright, subpoena, access, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), marketing, and related First Amendment matters. Chad also provides regular pro bono counseling to several nonprofit advocacy organizations.
Admissions: District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, and District of Columbia Circuits, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
D.C. Bar Media & Entertainment Law Committee
D.C. Open Government Coalition, Board of Directors
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 2003, magna cum laude)
Alfred University (B.A. 1994, cum laude)
Chad Bowman acts on behalf of media companies as well as nongovernmental organizations in a range of First Amendment matters.
"Chad is highly knowledgeable on First Amendment issues and is our go-to for any defamation action." "He is a leader in the field and someone we rely upon and have great faith in to always produce great results." "Chad is an outstanding counsel. His guidance and strategy advice perfectly aligns with corporate posture. He just gets it."