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Jeremy A. Chase

Jeremy Chase represents and counsels clients on a wide range of issues in media and intellectual property law, including libel, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, privacy, newsgathering, and First Amendment matters. Jeremy also has significant experience litigating complex contract disputes in both state and federal court. In addition to his litigation practice, Jeremy regularly advises newspaper, magazine, website, television, and book-publishing clients on pre-publication and pre-broadcast legal issues.  Jeremy also counsels early-stage companies on all manner of legal issues.

Representative Experience

Grace Rauh, et al. v. Bill de Blasio

Representing NYP Holdings, the publisher of the New York Post, in an Article 78 proceeding against the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York regarding the Mayor’s refusal to disclose communications between his office and public relations consultant Jonathan Rosen, who the mayor has declared is an “agent of the city.” (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Ongoing)

NYP Holdings, Inc., et al. v. New York City Department of Education

Representing NYP Holdings, the publisher of the New York Post, in an Article 78 proceeding against the Department of Education challenging their repeated and unlawful delays in responding to requests for information under the New York Freedom of Information Law. (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Ongoing)

Perlman et al. v. Vox Media

Defending Vox Media in a defamation action arising from articles in its technology blog, “The Verge,” about plaintiffs, a businessman, and two of his companies. The case raises significant issues concerning republication, opinion, and the reporter’s privilege. (Del. Ch. Ongoing)

Pre-publication and pre-broadcast counseling

Advises television, newspaper, magazine, website, and book-publishing clients, including the New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Straus Newspapers, US Weekly, Life & Style, In Touch, and Closer. (Ongoing)

Reid v. Viacom

Defending Viacom and screenwriter in libel action brought by Perri "Pebbles" Reid arising out of the docudrama "Crazysexycool: The TLC Story." Summary judgment granted in part and denied in part; motion for reconsideration pending. (N.D. Ga. 2016, Ongoing)

Almeciga v. Center for Investigative Reporting

Obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s fraud, fraudulent concealment, and breach of contract claims that CIR (Center for Investigative Reporting) breached a promise to conceal her identity and forged her signature on a release for CIR’s 2013 documentary, "I was a Hitman for Miguel Trevino," about a teenage assassin’s role with the Los Zetas drug cartel. Following an evidentiary hearing, S.D.N.Y.  Judge Jed Rakoff independently dismissed the plaintiff’s lawsuit as a "fraud on the court" finding "clear and convincing evidence" that plaintiff made "critical and serious allegations that she knew to be false" and excluded the plaintiff’s handwriting expert under Rule 702 and both Daubert and Kumho Tire. See 2016 WL 2621131, __ 121 F. Supp. 3d ___(S.D.N.Y. 2016); 121 F. Supp. 3d 379 (S.D.N.Y. 2015)

Jordan v. Jewel, et al.

Represented Time Inc. in connection with right of publicity claims brought by Michael Jordan related to a special "Sports Illustrated" issue commemorating Jordan’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Obtained summary judgment on Jewel’s third-party contribution claim on grounds that contribution is not available under the Illinois Right of Privacy Act for intentional torts, and on Jewel’s indemnity claim on ground that Time and Jewel did not have a pre-tort relationship and Jewel’s liability to Jordan was not derivative of Time’s liability. See Jordan v. Jewel, 83 F. Supp. 3d 761 (N.D. Ill. 2015)

Cruise v. Bauer Publishing, et al.

Represented all defendants in libel action brought by Tom Cruise arising out of reporting in "In Touch" and "Life & Style" that he had "abandoned" his daughter. Amicably resolved following discovery. (C.D. Cal. 2013)

Additional Qualifications

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Gene E.K. Pratter, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2011-2012
  • Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, N.Y., 2009-2011

Professional & Community Activities

  • Litigation Committee, Media Law Resource Center
  • Trip Leader, Bike and Build, Providence to San Francisco, 2006

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "New York Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2014-2016
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