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New York

Working in the media capital of the world, Davis Wright Tremaine’s New York attorneys have earned an international reputation for excellence serving the media, communications, and entertainment industries. Our attorneys have been involved in virtually every important First Amendment case of recent decades, and have also spearheaded campaigns to improve freedom of the press overseas. Wherever there are major cases involving issues of journalistic privilege, copyright, or the free exchange of information and ideas, Davis Wright is regularly involved.

We also have a thriving payment systems and consumer financial services practice, having advised clients on everything from program agreements and processing transactions to portfolio purchases and sales- and loyalty-program transactions.

We received a top ranking for our Media & Entertainment Litigation practice in the current edition of Chambers USA. In addition, many of the lawyers in our New York office are recognized by Chambers USA for their outstanding work in the areas of intellectual property (trademark and copyright), media and entertainment, First Amendment litigation, and advertising. Eleven of our attorneys were named to the most recent New York Super Lawyers list.

  • Our corporate group provides a broad range of finance and transactional services, including mergers and acquisitions and securities work, and is particularly well-known in consumer financial services.
  • Our consumer financial services team advises clients on payment systems, credit cards, and loyalty programs, and counsels clients on a wide range of regulatory and legislative issues in the financial services sector.
  • Our broad litigation experience includes media and entertainment matters, general commercial, and intellectual property disputes.
  • Our media practice focuses on all aspects of media law, including pre-publication and pre-broadcast review, defense against defamation and privacy claims, and matters involving access to public records and proceedings.
  • Our intellectual property transactional team provides counseling and management for a variety of well-known clients, ranging from individual artists and creators to media organizations and corporations.
  • Our entertainment transactions team manages projects for clients in theater, television, film, and other media.
  • Our advertising group represents leading advertisers and ad agencies in claims clearance, licensing, talent and agency-client agreements, and a wide range of other marketing-related work.
  • We also provide trusts and estate services to authors, playwrights, and other creators of IP, as well as family-business owners and other high-net-worth clients.

Consistent with the firm's commitment to developing and supporting our communities, lawyers in our New York office play significant roles in public service, the arts, and bar associations.

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