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USA District of Columbia Media & Entertainment

This section covers all aspects of work related to the broader media and entertainment sector, encompassing film & television, music, publishing, theatre and art as well as social and other digital media. Within these sectors, we spotlight those firms and lawyers who concentrate on either contentious or non-contentious matters. Litigation includes intellectual property, contractual and antitrust disputes as well as First Amendment litigation (which encompasses defamation and access disputes on behalf of news organisation, journalists and other publishers). On the non-contentious side, Chambers recognises lawyers who advise on all aspects of the creation and distribution of content, including production, financing and distribution concerns.

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Band 1
  1. Ballard Spahr LLP
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    Ballard Spahr LLP
    Media & Entertainment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Impressive firm with a deep bench of attorneys and a strong foundation of expertise in cutting-edge First Amendment disputes. Engaged by traditional and new media organizations to litigate defamation and access-to-information claims. Also adept in IP and rights of publicity disputes arising in the context of media and entertainment.
  2. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Media & Entertainment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    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.
  3. Williams & Connolly LLP
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    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Media & Entertainment
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Notable group of accomplished media and First Amendment litigators, featuring a talented group of associates as well as renowned senior partners. Consistently engaged in the most complex trials and appeals affecting the news media industry, including high-profile defamation and intellectual property disputes. Also boasts a wealth of experience negotiating publishing deals on behalf of well-known authors and politicians.
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Band 2
  1. BakerHostetler LLP
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    BakerHostetler LLP
    Media & Entertainment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Handles defamation lawsuits on behalf of traditional and digital media organizations as well as journalists and bloggers, drawing on longstanding experience in trial and appellate proceedings. Also frequently assists industry groups with cases of national importance. Often sought out to advise on high-profile and politically controversial matters.
  2. WilmerHale
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    WilmerHale
    Media & Entertainment
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Highly respected litigators able to draw on the firm's premier appellate, regulatory and government relations practices to offer a comprehensive service for media companies. Assists traditional and new media companies with cutting-edge disputes concerning the publication of content. Particularly strong in defending digital media platforms in lawsuits concerning Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which governs liability for the activities of third-party users.
  3. Jenner & Block LLP
    Media & Entertainment
    USA 2022 | Band 2