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Media/First Amendment law

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:12 pm

Where should I be applying if I want to do this in New York or DC? I know it's a tough practice area to crack, but assume I have the grades and credentials to have a shot.

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby Bronte » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:05 pm

These are two pretty disparate practice areas, and extremely niche/rare. Anything involving con law is mostly going to go on in DC as far as I know, which is the hotbed of appellate practice. Media law on the other hand is just... I don't know. If you have the grades, I would recommend broadening your expressed preference to appellate litigation generally and applying to NY and DC firms that have strong practices in those areas.

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby citydweller09 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:59 pm

Bronte wrote:These are two pretty disparate practice areas, and extremely niche/rare. Anything involving con law is mostly going to go on in DC as far as I know, which is the hotbed of appellate practice. Media law on the other hand is just... I don't know. If you have the grades, I would recommend broadening your expressed preference to appellate litigation generally and applying to NY and DC firms that have strong practices in those areas.


They aren't disparate at all, they're pretty commonly understood to go hand in hand. The primary places for this would be NYC and LA, i.e. the major media capitals of the U.S. The firms that come to mind off the top of my head in NYC are Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn, Patterson Belknap, Cahill Gordon, and maybe Boise Schiller. To find others, check the Chambers & Partners list of the top media & entertainment litigators in New York, and apply to whatever firms they're at. Good luck!

ETA: In DC you'll want to apply to Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz.
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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby Bronte » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:00 pm

citydweller09 wrote:
Bronte wrote:These are two pretty disparate practice areas, and extremely niche/rare. Anything involving con law is mostly going to go on in DC as far as I know, which is the hotbed of appellate practice. Media law on the other hand is just... I don't know. If you have the grades, I would recommend broadening your expressed preference to appellate litigation generally and applying to NY and DC firms that have strong practices in those areas.


They aren't disparate at all, they're pretty commonly understood to go hand in hand. The primary places for this would be NYC and LA, i.e. the major media capitals of the U.S. The firms that come to mind off the top of my head in NYC are Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn, Patterson Belknap, Cahill Gordon, and maybe Boise Schiller. To find others, check the Chambers & Partners list of the top media & entertainment litigators in New York, and apply to whatever firms they're at. Good luck!


Yeah I'll concede to being wrong there. I see how they would obviously go hand in hand. Still think you should broaden your focus, but if you have the credentials go for it.

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby imchuckbass58 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:08 pm

citydweller09 wrote: The firms that come to mind off the top of my head in NYC are Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn, Patterson Belknap, Cahill Gordon, and maybe Boise Schiller.


This is pretty accurate.

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:18 pm

Jack & Balkin LLP

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby jonas » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:51 am

citydweller09 wrote:
Bronte wrote:These are two pretty disparate practice areas, and extremely niche/rare. Anything involving con law is mostly going to go on in DC as far as I know, which is the hotbed of appellate practice. Media law on the other hand is just... I don't know. If you have the grades, I would recommend broadening your expressed preference to appellate litigation generally and applying to NY and DC firms that have strong practices in those areas.


They aren't disparate at all, they're pretty commonly understood to go hand in hand. The primary places for this would be NYC and LA, i.e. the major media capitals of the U.S. The firms that come to mind off the top of my head in NYC are Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn, Patterson Belknap, Cahill Gordon, and maybe Boise Schiller. To find others, check the Chambers & Partners list of the top media & entertainment litigators in New York, and apply to whatever firms they're at. Good luck!

ETA: In DC you'll want to apply to Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz.

Jenner & Block, too.

http://www.jenner.com/practice/practice ... .asp?ID=47

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:48 am

TheFriendlyBarber wrote:Jack & Balkin LLP


Hahahah -- much as I love JB I doubt he's hiring. Thanks for the advice, TLS. This confirms much of what I've heard elsewhere (including on the Chambers website).

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:03 pm

citydweller09 wrote:
Bronte wrote:These are two pretty disparate practice areas, and extremely niche/rare. Anything involving con law is mostly going to go on in DC as far as I know, which is the hotbed of appellate practice. Media law on the other hand is just... I don't know. If you have the grades, I would recommend broadening your expressed preference to appellate litigation generally and applying to NY and DC firms that have strong practices in those areas.


They aren't disparate at all, they're pretty commonly understood to go hand in hand. The primary places for this would be NYC and LA, i.e. the major media capitals of the U.S. The firms that come to mind off the top of my head in NYC are Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn, Patterson Belknap, Cahill Gordon, and maybe Boise Schiller. To find others, check the Chambers & Partners list of the top media & entertainment litigators in New York, and apply to whatever firms they're at. Good luck!

ETA: In DC you'll want to apply to Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz.


FYI Levine Sullivan is also in New York.

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby goodolgil » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:26 pm

citydweller09 wrote:
Bronte wrote:These are two pretty disparate practice areas, and extremely niche/rare. Anything involving con law is mostly going to go on in DC as far as I know, which is the hotbed of appellate practice. Media law on the other hand is just... I don't know. If you have the grades, I would recommend broadening your expressed preference to appellate litigation generally and applying to NY and DC firms that have strong practices in those areas.


They aren't disparate at all, they're pretty commonly understood to go hand in hand. The primary places for this would be NYC and LA, i.e. the major media capitals of the U.S. The firms that come to mind off the top of my head in NYC are Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn, Patterson Belknap, Cahill Gordon, and maybe Boise Schiller. To find others, check the Chambers & Partners list of the top media & entertainment litigators in New York, and apply to whatever firms they're at. Good luck!

ETA: In DC you'll want to apply to Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz.


Yeah, Cahill has Floyd Abrams, who seems to be involved in like every blockbuster 1st Amendment case.

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:49 am

FYI Davis Wright Tremaine and Levine Sullivan only hire laterals.

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:FYI Davis Wright Tremaine and Levine Sullivan only hire laterals.


Actually not true for either -- they hire summer associates.

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:FYI Davis Wright Tremaine and Levine Sullivan only hire laterals.


Actually not true for either -- they hire summer associates.


This is accurate. However, it should be noted that the NYC office of DWT only hires one summer associate, and it's always a 1L. This is specifically because they don't extend permanent offers to summer associates for this office because it's so small.

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Re: Media/First Amendment law

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:15 am

Um, Cahill Gordon should be the first and only name that pops into your head. Floyd Abrams is a partner there and he argued Citizens United and the Pentagon Papers case before the Supreme Court. Not to mention he represents countless reporters in cases where they are being subpoened to protect their confidential sources. He represented Judith Miller and was even in a movie about reporter's privilege. NY Times is a HUGE client of theirs.




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