Defamation, IP, Other Litigation
The legal terrain in which the industry currently operates has been shaped with significant influence from Davis Wright Tremaine. You’ll find our lawyers and clients at the center of many of the most prominent cases concerning defamation, theft of ideas, invasion of privacy, rights of publicity, and other key issues. This trailblazing work continues in trial and appellate courts around the country and in courts overseas. Our cases make headlines because our clients’ work has such impact.
A “first-call” team
We’ve been recognized widely for our leadership on behalf of free speech and the free press. American Lawyer Media describes Davis Wright Tremaine as "practically synonymous with First Amendment litigation" and we have more lawyers ranked as national leaders in First Amendment litigation by Chambers USA than any firm in the country. Our team has particular expertise in anti-SLAPP litigation, having prevailed on behalf of diverse clients in states ranging from North Dakota and Louisiana to California and New York.
Broad IP litigation success
In addition to defending the myriad claims often alleged against media and entertainment companies, our team handles a broad range of intellectual property litigation. We represent marquee clients, as both claimants and defendants, in industries as varied as fashion, technology, food and beverage, consumer products, and architecture.
Our market-leading performance has been recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®, which named us "Law Firm of the Year" in Copyright Law twice in the last five years. World Trademark Review ranks the firm as one of the top 20 in trademark law nationwide. Corporate Counsel magazine reports that we are among the four firms most hired by the Fortune 500 for IP litigation.