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Thomas R Burke

San Francisco, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation , First Amendment Litigation
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Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation - California

Band 2

Thomas Burke maintains an impressive First Amendment practice, with particular expertise in anti-SLAPP motions.
"He is very experienced and very knowledgeable on many subjects such as anti-SLAPP laws. He literally wrote the book on it. He is a staunch defender of the First Amendment."
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First Amendment Litigation - USA - Nationwide

Band 3

Thomas Burke receives recognition for his specialist knowledge of anti-SLAPP law. He is vastly experienced with representing media companies and journalists seeking access to sensitive information and other First Amendment litigation. He has been particularly active in disputes involving freedom of speech on the internet.
"He is a very popular and skilled lawyer."
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Mr. Burke defends speech across all mediums – representing Internet companies, television networks, studios, book, magazine and newspaper publishers, authors, journalists, photographers, documentary filmmakers and environmental groups. With over 25 years of trial and appellate experience in California’s state and federal courts, Mr. Burke’s practice covers the full spectrum of content liability issues including libel, privacy, right of publicity, Section 230, DMCA, false advertising, trademark and First Amendment claims. A veteran newsroom lawyer, Mr. Burke also provides pre-publication counseling, defends journalists facing subpoenas seeking the disclosure of confidential sources and regularly prosecutes state and federal public records lawsuits. Mr. Burke is a Continuing Lecturer on Media Law at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of "Anti-SLAPP Litigation" (The Rutter Group 2013-present) and a Contributing Editor to Weil & Brown, "Cal. Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial" (The Rutter Group 2014-present) (Anti-SLAPP Motions).

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Thomas R Burke

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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