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Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia, 2006
  • Maryland, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Columbia, 2006

Lisa B. Zycherman

Lisa Zycherman focuses her practice on media and intellectual property law. She defends and counsels media and entertainment clients in the areas of libel, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, privacy and newsgathering issues. In addition, Lisa has a substantial background in litigating government and appellate litigation disputes.

Lisa maintains an active pro bono constitutional law practice, focusing on First Amendment protection.

Representative Experience

Martin v. New York Daily News, L.P.

Obtained summary judgment for daily newspaper in libel action brought by a sitting judge on grounds of no actual malice. Second suit dismissed on grounds that restoration of column to the website did not constitute republication retriggering statute of limitations. No. 100053/2008 & 103129/2011 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2012). Appeal pending, No. 100053/2008 & 103129/2011 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept.; Ongoing)

Sunset Concepts v. Discovery Communications

Defended Discovery in theft of ideas suit relating to creation of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and its programming. Case dismissed. (S.D. Fla. 2014)

Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Servin, et al.

Represented the Yes Men against trademark claims filed after they performed a political parody of the Chamber of Commerce's controversial position on global climate change; three years after defendants moved to dismiss, the Chamber dropped its lawsuit. USDC D.C. 09cv 2014 (2013)

Barnes v. Zaccari

Counsel in case holding that qualified immunity does not protect university president who summarily expelled students for exercising First Amendment rights in violation of procedural due process requirements. (11th Cir. 2012)

Dilek v. New York Daily News, L.P. et al.

Obtained dismissal of libel action for daily newspaper arising from reporting on plaintiff’s numerous legal proceedings. No. 113828/2011 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2012).

Maya Stendhal Gallery, et al. v. NYP Holdings, Inc., et al.

Obtained dismissal of libel action brought by gallery owner. No. 651899/2011 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2012)

Shaofon Gong v. Dow Jones, et al.

Obtained dismissal of libel action for three daily newspapers arising out of police misidentification in an arson/murder/suicide. 652905/11 (N.Y. Cnty. Sup. Ct. 2012)

ACLU v. Office of Director of National Intelligence, et. al.

Secured for national civil liberties organization a federal court order in 2011 requiring more detailed explanation from agencies that withheld records under the Freedom of Information Act relating to intelligence community's use of sweeping electronic surveillance powers under the 2008 FISA Amendments Act. (S.D.N.Y. 2011)

Additional Qualifications

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Ellen L. Hollander, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 2004-2005

Professional & Community Activities

  • Media Law Committee of the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Section, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Named to "Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll" by the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Superior Court, 2012
  • Member of the firm's Guantanamo litigation team honored among other lawyers and law firms for providing pro bono services to Guantanamo prisoners with both the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Beacon of Justice Award and The Southern Center for Human Rights 2007 Human Rights Award
  • Davis Wright Tremaine Pro Bono Excellence Award, 2009