NOV. 3, 2022 – Recognizing the firm's outstanding record of success in supporting clients across the media and entertainment industry, Best Lawyers and U.S. News honored Davis Wright Tremaine LLP as "Law Firm of the Year" in media law.
This is the tenth straight year that the firm has received "Law Firm of the Year" recognition in the areas of media, entertainment, copyright, and First Amendment. The designation is based on high ratings from the firm's clients and peers.
"Our media lawyers set the standard," said Scott MacCormack, firmwide managing partner at Davis Wright. "I'm immensely proud of their consistently stellar work on behalf of an industry that enriches our lives and is so vital to democracy."
Over the past year, the firm has amassed a remarkable record of success litigating on behalf of diverse clients, including ABC News, the Authors Guild, BuzzFeed, CNN, MailOnline, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Reuters, Showtime, and Vice Media. These wins affirmed important protections for investigative reporting, social satire, and other key functions of the media.
Davis Wright's team also provided transactional counsel, pre-broadcast/pre-publication review, and other support to scores of news and entertainment clients, including more than 40 of this year's Emmy-nominated shows. The firm served as production counsel to three of the top four theatrical shows recognized at the Tonys as well.
Davis Wright is well known for its extensive dedication to pro bono work in the media space. Among the team's many projects is ProJourn, a groundbreaking partnership with in-house counsel at Microsoft that provides free legal counsel to independent journalists operating in underserved communities. After a pilot effort on the West Coast, ProJourn recently launched a national expansion in collaboration with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Knight Foundation.
In the rankings released today, Best Lawyers and U.S. News also named Davis Wright "Law Firm of the Year" in advertising law and awarded the firm a national Tier 1 ranking in 16 additional practice areas.
About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 600 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. The firm's media and entertainment practice group is widely recognized as one of the leading teams in the country. Learn more at www.dwt.com.