Patrick J Carome

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Regarded as one of the country’s leading civil litigators, Patrick Carome has extensive experience representing major media and entertainment companies, international organizations and other businesses in high stakes litigation in both trial and appellate courts. While much of his practice focuses on representation of major internet companies, he is a seasoned advocate and counselor across a broad range of subject matter and industries.

Mr. Carome is especially well known for his defense of social media and other online enterprises in cases raising First Amendment and other free speech issues. He is the nation’s preeminent advocate in litigation concerning Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the federal law that shields operators of online platforms from liability pertaining to publishing third-party content.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Carome is an active member of the Defense Section of the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) and the Communications Law Forum of the American Bar Association, and a frequent speaker at those organizations’ conferences. He previously served as editorial adviser to Bloomberg BNA, co-chair of the MLRC’s Internet Law Committee and Annual Silicon Valley conference, chair of the Committee on Government Information and Right to Privacy of the ABA Law and Regulatory Practice Section, and chair of the Steering Committee of the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section of the District of Columbia Bar. He is a member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Council for Court Excellence, and former chair of the Board of Directors of the Student Press Law Center.


JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1983; BA, summa cum laude, Political Science and Communications, Boston College, 1980