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Admitted to Practice

  • New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2017

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

Pre-publication and pre-broadcast counseling

Advises television, newspaper, magazine, website, and book-publishing clients, including the New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Vox Media, Rolling Stone, Straus Newspapers, Reorg Research, Yahoo, US Weekly, Life & Style, In Touch, Closer, A&E, and various independent content producers. (Ongoing)

Penguin Random House et al. v. Colting et al.

Successfully represented PRH, Simon & Schuster, and representatives of the estates of Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur C. Clarke, and Jack Kerouac as plaintiffs in a copyright infringement action, prevailing on summary judgment, finding that defendants “KinderGuides” infringed their famous novels. (S.D.N.Y. 2017)

Murray Energy Corporation v. Reorg Research Inc.

Successfully represented Reorg Research Inc., a news entity that reports on the distressed debt market, in an appeal from an order compelling Reorg to disclose the names of confidential newsgathering sources. The appellate court unanimously reversed on the grounds that the order violated New York’s Reporter’s Shield Law (N.Y. Civ. Rights Law § 79 h). In its decision, the court rejected the lower court’s attempt to condition protection on the size of the subscriber base, the cost of subscriptions, and the extent to which information was disseminated to the public at large, finding that the uncertainty associated with such subjective analyses could chill future newsgathering. Index No. 157797/2016 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. 1st Dept. 2017) 

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.” In a decision authored by Justice Lobis, the court ordered disclosure of the withheld communications and awarded attorneys’ fees against the Office of the Mayor. The case is currently on appeal to the First Department.  See Matter of Rauh v. de Blasio, 2017 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1004, 2017 NY Slip Op. 30552(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Mar. 21, 2017)

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)

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)

Junior St. Louis v. NYP Holdings, Inc.

Obtained dismissal on fair report grounds of libel suit against the New York Post arising from article headlined "'Drunk driving-pothead' thinks he's fit to be a corrections officer." See St. Louis v. NYP Holdings, Inc., 54 Misc.3d 1222(A), 2017 WL 887255 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Feb. 6, 2017)

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, 2014-2017
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