Lee Levine to Visit W&L Law

By: Will Knapp
Editor in Chief

Lee Levine may not be a household name, but he is a champion to journalists everywhere. One of the top media lawyers in the country, Levine is coming to W&L Law to discuss media law issues on Monday, March 20, at noon.

Lee Levine

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Graduating from Yale Law School in 1979, Levine made partner at Ross, Dixon & Masback in 1987, where he stayed until founding his own firm, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, in 1997. His new firm has grown to be the premier media law firm in the past 20 years.

Levine has argued before the 8th Circuit, the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He argued Bartnicki v. Vopper, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the press is not liable for a source’s illegal acquisition of information. In the landmark antitrust case United States v. Microsoft Corp., Levine won The New York Times the right to access the pretrial depositions. He represented the estate of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in Ventura v. Kyle, defending the estate from Jesse Ventura’s defamation claim.

Levine is also the author of The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sulivan, a 2014 book examining the landmark case establishing the actual malice standard for defamation claims from public officials and the cases that followed that decision. Additionally, he’s written two media law textbooks and several law review articles.

Look for posters announcing more details about Levine’s visit in the weeks before his arrival.


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