Patrick Carome has handled a wide variety of high stakes litigation in both trial and appellate courts. Much of his practice focuses on representation of media and entertainment companies in complex litigation and regulatory matters. Many of his clients are leading internet companies.
Mr. Carome’s areas of substantive expertise include media torts, online intermediary liability, privacy, copyright, trademark, press access rights, trade secrets, anti-terrorism laws, and general tort and contract laws. He has represented many well-known clients on these and other issues, including Twitter, Facebook, Google, Airbnb, craigslist, Pinterest, Snap, Yahoo!, The Washington Post, the New York Times, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, American Legacy Foundation, and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
Mr. Carome is an Editorial Adviser to Bloomberg BNA. Mr. Carome previously served as co-chair of the Media Law Resource Center’s Committee on Cyberlaw, chair of the Committee on Government Information and Right to Privacy of the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, and chair of the Steering Committee of the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section of the District of Columbia Bar. He is a member of the The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Carome co-authored a chapter entitled “Third-Party Content Liability in the United States,” which appeared in the book Internet Law for the Business Lawyer (2001). He also is the co-author of a chapter entitled “Personal Privacy” that appears in the treatise Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (14th through 24th editions, 1990-2008). He has written numerous articles concerning application of defamation and tort laws to interactive computer services that have been published in Internet Law & Business, the Journal of Internet Law, Global Telecoms Business, and the Legal Times.
Mr. Carome has been recognized as a leader in media and entertainment in every edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2006. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015-2018 editions of the Best Lawyers in America for media law.
Mr. Carome began his legal career as a staff attorney for The Washington Post. He briefly left the firm to serve (from 1987 to 1988) as staff counsel to the US House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran.