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John W. Zucker

ABC, Inc.
Deputy Chief Counsel
New York, NY, USA

JOHN W. ZUCKER is Deputy Chief Counsel, Law & Regulation, for ABC, Inc.   Mr. Zucker heads a group of ABC lawyers who work with ABC News, abcnews.com, and the ABC owned television and radio stations on a wide variety of legal issues involving news content, newsgathering, FCC regulations, intellectual property, and other areas.  Prior to joining ABC, Mr. Zucker was a senior attorney at CBS Inc. working with CBS News and the CBS stations.  Prior to that, Mr. Zucker was an associate at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., specializing in First Amendment and media law, and served as law clerk to then U.S. District Judge Jose Cabranes and to Judge J. Joseph Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Since 2001 Mr. Zucker has taught a journalism and law class at the Columbia School of Journalism.  From 1987 to 1994 he taught the seminar “The Media and the First Amendment” at Yale College.   Mr. Zucker is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale College, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News, and a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Yale Law Observer.  He is chairman of the Yale Daily News Foundation.  Previous jobs include work as a copy editor at the Buffalo Evening News and as a reporter in the Hartford, CT bureau of the Associated Press. 



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