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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

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Camille Calman is a litigator who has handled a range of matters, including false advertising cases under the Lanham Act and before the National Advertising Division; libel defense; copyright; and trademark; for clients in media, technology, financial services, consumer products, and other industries. She has performed internal investigations for clients in the financial services industry. She works closely with the entertainment transactions group, in particular with respect to theater and performing arts, on rights clearance issues, claims and demands, litigation, and settlement. She also counsels clients on libel and other issues related to newsgathering and publishing; advertising, promotions, and sweepstakes law; and copyright fair use.

Representative Experience

Leyse, et al. v. Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC

Defending Lifetime Entertainment (A&E) in putative class action for allegedly making unauthorized telemarketing calls in violation of Telephone Consumer Protection Act. (S.D.N.Y. Ongoing)

Theatrical contract matter

Assisting a producer of live stage productions in connection with a breach of an investor agreement for a Broadway production. (Ongoing)

Adjmi v. DLT Entertainment

Successfully represented playwright David Adjmi in declaratory judgment action. Obtained a ruling on the pleadings that his original play, "3C," a parody of the 1970s television series "Three’s Company," does not infringe the copyright of the series. (S.D.N.Y. 2015)

American Express Marketing & Development Corp. v. Blackcardstatus LLC

Represented AMEX in trademark infringement suit alleging that defendants are infringing AMEX’s The BLACK CARD name and mark. (W.D. Pa. 2014)

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. (2014)

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

NYP Holdings, Inc. v. New York Post Publishing Inc., et al.

Representing NYP Holdings, the publisher of The New York Post, in trademark infringement and unfair competition action. On November 17, 2014, Judge Marrero of the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a decision regarding a preliminary injunction he had granted on October 31, 2014 in favor of NYP Holdings and The Post. Judge Marrero found that defendant Steven Hoffenberg’s use of the website “” to publish news content, and his plan to distribute a free newspaper using the name “New York Post Publishing, Inc.,” were likely to confuse consumers and to harm NYP Holdings’ name and reputation. (S.D.N.Y. 2014)

Poquito Mas v. Taco Bell

Represented Taco Bell in trademark infringement action brought by Poquito Mas alleging that Taco Bell’s use of the slogan "LIVE MÁS" infringes the POQUITO MAS trademark. (C.D. Cal. 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, 2013-2015
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