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Admitted to Practice

  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2012

Camille Calman

Camile Callman; KalmanCamile CalmanCamille Callman; Kalman
Associate
T212.603.6454
F212.379.5214

Camille Calman is a litigator who has handled a range of cases, including libel, false advertising, securities class actions, trademark infringement and dilution, and internal investigations for clients in media, technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and other industries. She also counsels clients on libel and other issues related to newsgathering and publishing. Camille has advised clients on sweepstakes law as well. She regularly assists clients with intellectual property issues as well as privacy and security concerns.

Representative Experience

Adjmi v. DLT Entertainment

Representing playwright David Adjmi in declaratory judgment action seeking a ruling that his original play, "3C," a parody of the 1970s television series "Three’s Company," does not infringe the copyright of the original series because it is a fair use. (S.D.N.Y. Ongoing)

Beckham v. Bauer Publishing

Successfully defended Bauer, publisher of "In Touch Weekly," in unripe 9th Circuit appeal of Bauer's successful motion to strike, under California's anti-SLAPP statute, a defamation lawsuit filed by soccer star David Beckham over article reporting on alleged tryst with a call girl. (Ongoing)

Dimond v. Time Warner, CNN, et al.

Representing all defendants in libel action brought by Most Holy Family Monastery arising out of HLN report on "Issues" concerning threats made to a transgender woman. Action dismissed on "of and concerning" grounds. Affirmed by the 4th Department. (4th Dep’t, N.Y. App. Div., 2014)

Maxim A. Stepanov and Midland Consult (Cyprus) Ltd. v. Dow Jones & Company

Obtained dismissal, affirmed, of libel action against Barron's magazine arising out of an article entitled, "Crime and Punishment in Putin's Russia." First New York appellate decision requiring that “the language of the communication as a whole can be reasonably read both to impart a defamatory inference and to affirmatively suggest that the author intended or endorsed that inference.” 987 N.Y.S. 2d 37 (App Div. 1st Dept. 2014); Andrew Keshner, Panel Sets Standards For Defamation By Implication Claims, N.Y.L.J., May 30, 2014

Cequel I Communications III, LLC, d/b/a Suddenlink Communications v. Frontier Communications

Assisted in the successful representation of challenger Suddenlink Communications before both the NAD and NARB with respect to claims of superior speed, reliability and security and claims regarding locally based workforce, for Frontier's DSL service vs. cable. (2013)

Union Square Park Community Coalition, Inc. et al. v. NYC Dep’t of Parks and Recreation et al.

Represented Urban Space Holdings, Inc., operators of an annual holiday market in New York’s Union Square Park, in a challenge from a community coalition, arguing that the holiday market is not proper park use. After a lower court ruling granted a preliminary injunction halting a different project in the same park, DWT appealed the decision on behalf of Urban Space Holdings, arguing that the holiday market is a proper park use offering substantial satisfactions to the public that are available only in a park setting, and that commerce in the park is not per se improper. The First Department found that the holiday market is a proper park use, reversing the lower court’s decision and dismissing the case. (App Div. 1st Dept. 2013)

Liere v. Paini

Defended Suffolk County homeowners in libel action arising from a letter the homeowners had written to public officials criticizing the business of an adjoining farm and lax governmental oversight. Further appellate review pending. (App. Div. 2d Dept. 2012)

Schrock v. Wenner Media; Hubbard v. Wenner Media

Successfully defended Wenner Media, the publisher by Us Weekly, in putative class actions for allegedly sending unauthorized text messages in violation of Telephone Consumer Protection Act and state privacy laws. (N.D. Ill.; N.D. Cal. 2012)

Sheridan v. Peter Vecsey et al.

Defended sportswriter and daily newspaper against a libel suit brought by another sportswriter arising from a sports column about whether Carmelo Anthony would be traded to the New York Knicks. No. 150196/2011 (N.Y. Cnty. (N.Y.) Sup. Ct. 2012)

Additional Qualifications

  • Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, N.Y., 2006-2011
  • Segment Producer, CNBC Business News, Fort Lee, N.J., 1997-2000
  • Associate Producer, The Charles Grodin Show, CNBC, Fort Lee, N.J., 1995-1997
  • Writer and Researcher – Whoopi Goldberg Show, Syndicated; One on One With John Tesh, NBC; Memories Then and Now, NBC; Instant Recall, Syndicated – New York, N.Y., 1990-1994
  • Theatrical Stage Manager, New York and regional, 1983-1990

Professional & Community Activities

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2006-present
  • American Bar Association, 2006-present 

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "New York Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2013
  • Selected to "New York Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2014
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