Tom Hentoff serves as Co-Chair of Williams & Connolly’s Trademark and Copyright and First Amendment and Media practice groups. His practice is concentrated in three areas: intellectual property disputes, First Amendment and media law, and complex civil litigation. Tom has represented clients in a variety of copyright, trademark, trade secret, defamation, privacy, false-advertising, and class action litigation and counseling matters. He has also represented clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-20 recognized Tom as a leading individual among Washington, D.C. media and entertainment lawyers and national First Amendment litigators, noted for his work in “First Amendment and media law and IP litigation.” Chambers reported client praise for his “excellent judgment,” “fantastic sensibility” for business issues, “thorough, analytical approach to copyright issues,” and “first-class written product.” Chambers highlighted one client's description of Tom as “brilliant, extremely diligent and fantastic when it comes to new media and technology issues” and has quoted another as stating: “He would be on my dream team of lawyers.” Tom has also been recognized in First Amendment and media law by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2009-18).