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Lee Levine

Lee Levine

Ballard Spahr LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Lee Levine has represented media clients in libel, invasion of privacy, reporter’s privilege, access, copyright, and related First Amendment cases for more than three decades. In the United States Supreme Court, he has argued for the media defendants in Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc. v. Connaughton and Bartnicki v. Vopper. Lee also has litigated in the courts of more than 20 states and the District of Columbia and has appeared in most federal courts of appeal and in the highest courts of ten states.

Lee was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught media law from 1989-2016. He is the lead author of the treatise Newsgathering and the Law, now in its Fourth Edition; he co-authored the casebook Media and the Law; and most recently, together with Professor Stephen Wermiel, he co-authored The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan's Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan, published by the American Bar Association Press to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that landmark decision.

Lee began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Irving R. Kaufman, then-Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to founding LSKS in 1997, Lee was a partner in the Washington, DC-based firm Ross, Dixon & Masback.

Mr. Levine was one of the founding attorneys of the highly regarded First Amendment boutique law firm Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz in 1997, which merged with Ballard Spahr in October 2017.

Education

Yale Law School (J.D. 1979) Managing Editor, Yale Law Journal

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., M.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976)

Lee Levine is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Reporter’s Privilege and Anonymous Speech - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Access - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Newsgathering and Privacy Liability - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
First Amendment Jurisprudence - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Defamation and Related Claims - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio First Amendment Jurisprudence - First Amendment Jurisprudence , Monday, November 13, 2017
Access - Access, Monday, November 13, 2017
Reporter’s Privilege and Anonymous Speech - Reporter’s Privilege and Anonymous Speech, Monday, November 13, 2017
Newsgathering and Privacy Liability - Newsgathering and Privacy Liability, Monday, November 13, 2017
Defamation and Related Claims - Defamation and Related Claims , Monday, November 13, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Access - Access, Monday, November 13, 2017
Reporter’s Privilege and Anonymous Speech - Reporter’s Privilege and Anonymous Speech, Monday, November 13, 2017
Newsgathering and Privacy Liability - Newsgathering and Privacy Liability, Monday, November 13, 2017
First Amendment Jurisprudence - First Amendment Jurisprudence , Monday, November 13, 2017
Defamation and Related Claims - Defamation and Related Claims , Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Newsgathering and Privacy Liability - Newsgathering and Privacy Liability, Monday, November 13, 2017
Reporter’s Privilege and Anonymous Speech - Reporter’s Privilege and Anonymous Speech, Monday, November 13, 2017
Access - Access, Monday, November 13, 2017
Defamation and Related Claims - Defamation and Related Claims , Monday, November 13, 2017
First Amendment Jurisprudence - First Amendment Jurisprudence , Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Friday, November 17, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, New York, NY
Communications Law in the Digital Age 2019, Thursday, November 07, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, New York, NY
Communications Law in the Digital Age 2019, Thursday, November 07, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, Columbus, OH
Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, Boston, MA
Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, Nashville, TN
Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018, Thursday, November 08, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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