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Mr. Lee Levine

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Partner

Local Address: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP
1888 Sherman Street Suite 370
Denver, Colorado 80203
United States

Company Description: We focus our practice on the defense of news, entertainment and other media organizations in libel, privacy and related ,First Amendment, litigation in courts...   more
Background

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Education

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • J.D.
    The Yale Law School
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Web References
Leadership and Board - CCE Council for Court Excellence
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LSKS attorneys Lee Levine, Chad Bowman, and Shaina Jones represented CBS Interactive.
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LSKS partners Seth Berlin, Jay Brown, Betsy Koch, Lee Levine, Nathan Siegel, and Michael Sullivan of the firm's Washington, DC office; Kate Bolger, Robert Penchina, and David Schulz of the firm's New York office; Michael Berry and Gayle Sproul of the firm's Philadelphia office; and Chris Beall, Tom Kelley, and Steve Zansberg of the firm's Denver office have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).
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The station was represented by LSKS attorneys Lee Levine, Jay Ward Brown, Ashley Kissinger, Katharine Larsen, and Matt Kelley.
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Lee Levine, David Schulz, Michael Sullivan, and Tom Kelley were highlighted for being among the top First Amendment litigators in the country and as leading lawyers in their respective cities.
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Seth Berlin, Betsy Koch, Lee Levine, Nathan Siegel, and Michael Sullivan were recognized for their work in the First Amendment, Media, and Advertising category, and Chad Bowman was named a Rising Star in the same category.
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LSKS partner Lee Levine and Prof. Stephen Wermiel, a fellow at American University Washington College of Law, have published an article in the Washington Law Review titled The Landmark That Wasn't: A First Amendment Play In Five Acts.
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Lee Levine and Julia C. Atcherley co-authored a chapter, The First Amendment and National Security, in National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars and Policymakers, a book published by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
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Spitzer and Slate were represented by LSKS attorneys Lee Levine, Jay Brown, Katharine Larsen, and Matthew Kelley.
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Spitzer and Slate were represented by LSKS attorneys Lee Levine, Jay Brown, Katharine Larsen, and Matthew Kelley.
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LSKS partners Seth Berlin, Jay Brown, Betsy Koch, Lee Levine, Nathan Siegel, and Michael Sullivan of the firm's Washington, DC office; Kate Bolger, Robert Penchina, and David Schulz of the firm's New York office; Gayle Sproul of the firm's Philadelphia office; and Chris Beall, Tom Kelley, and Steve Zansberg of the firm's Denver office have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).
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Lee Levine spoke as a panelist at a conference on "Whistle Blowers, State Secrets and National Security" at the Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier.
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The media amici are represented by LSKS attorneys Lee Levine and Jeanette Melendez Bead.
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CBS was represented by Lee Levine, Jay Ward Brown, Ashley Kissinger, and Katharine Larsen.
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CBS was represented by Lee Levine, Gayle C. Sproul, Elizabeth C. Koch and Thomas Curley.
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Lee Levine LSKS | Attorney Lee Levine ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN FUTURE CASES.
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Lee 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 is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught media law since 1989. He is the lead author of the treatise Newsgathering and the Law, now in its Fourth Edition, and, along with the late Professor David Kohler, co-authored the casebook Media and the Law.
Chambers USA has reported that Lee is considered "the greatest First Amendment attorney in the United States" and ranks him nationally as a "star individual" in First Amendment litigation, its highest rating. Likewise, the Legal 500 has written that Lee's "reputation is unparalleled. He is in a class of his own. And, in Best Lawyers, Lee has been described as "the dean of First Amendment Law."
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.
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Prior to founding LSKS in 1997, Lee was a partner in the Washington, DC-based firm Ross, Dixon & Masback, L.L.P.
Notable Representations
Bartnicki v. Vopper, 532 U.S. 514 (2001). Lee argued on behalf of the media defendants in this landmark Supreme Court case arising out of the radio broadcast of a tape recording of a cell phone conversation between two teachers' union officials. The Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of the plaintiffs' claims under the federal wiretapping act and reaffirmed the principle that the press cannot be held liable for publishing truthful information about a matter of public concern absent a governmental interest of the highest order, at least where it played no role in the source's unlawful acquisition of the information.
Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc. v. Connaughton, 491 U.S. 657 (1989). Lee argued on behalf of the newspaper defendant in the United States Supreme Court in a defamation action arising from a news report alleging that a judicial candidate acted unethically. The Court held that, for the candidate to prevail, he had to demonstrate that the newspaper did more than merely depart from professional standards in reporting the story. The Court also reaffirmed the principle that appellate courts must independently review the record in defamation actions instituted by public officials or public figures.
Hatfill v. The New York Times Co., 532 F.3d 312 (4th Cir. 2008). Lee and his LSKS colleagues successfully defended The New York Times in a defamation action brought by a prominent bio-defense expert named by the FBI as a "person of interest" in the investigation of the 2001 anthrax mailings. The scientist claimed the newspaper falsely implicated him in connection with the mailings. The trial court granted the newspaper's motion for summary judgment and the Fourth Circuit affirmed, finding the plaintiff was a limited-purpose public figure who failed to establish actual malice.
United States v. Microsoft Corp., 165 F.3d 952 (D.C. Cir. 1999). Lee represented and argued on behalf of The New York Times and other news organizations that sought to attend pretrial depositions in this watershed civil antitrust case. The District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the trial court's order requiring that the public and press be admitted to the depositions.
Lee Levine Partner llevine@lskslaw.com 1899 L Street, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036 Phone (202) 508-1110 Fax (202) 861-9888
Council for Court Excellence
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Fred Friendly Seminars
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A partner at the law firm of Levine, Sullivan, Koch & Schulz, Lee Levine has represented media clients in libel, invasion of privacy, copyright and related First Amendment cases for 25 years, litigating in the courts of more than 20 states, the District of Columbia, and most federal courts of appeal. He is an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught media law since 1989. Lee has served as chair of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law, as president of the Defense Counsel Section of the Media Law Resource Center, and as chair of both the Media Law Committee and the Publications Committee of the District of Columbia Bar.
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