THE FIRM This firm continues to stand out for its well-respected First Amendment work, and is widely praised for its prepublication advice and litigation defense in the publishing industry. Clients include CNN, HarperCollins and the New York Post.
Sources say: "Experts who offer a collaborative approach and are respectful to clients, practical, fast and very pleasant." "The team's expertise is uniformly impressive."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Victor Kovner is a seasoned expert on privacy and libel matters, in which field he is deemed "knowledgeable and a star individual."
Elizabeth McNamara's presence at the media bar has increased in recent times. She has vast experience in litigation at federal and state courts, at both trial and appellate level. "She relates well to lawyers and clients," said one interviewee, who added: "She is aggressive without being confrontational."
Marcia Paul has a broad practice and is well admired in the litigation space. She recently successfully represented MTV at summary judgment on a copyright infringement action brought against it, relating to SpongeBob SquarePants.