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Nathan Siegel has spent his career representing media clients in First Amendment, intellectual property and entertainment law cases. He has litigated media cases in numerous federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country. His clients have included news and entertainment organizations such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Associated Press, ABC, NBC and CBS News, ESPN, Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. and the Arts and Entertainment Television Network.
Among many other matters, Mr. Siegel has represented a number of prominent journalists resisting subpoenas for confidential sources issued by Wen Ho Lee and Steven Hatfill, successfully defended ESPN in defamation suits brought by major sports personalities in the Third and Ninth Circuits, and successfully defended ABC News in several novel lawsuits testing the limits of the fair use doctrine in copyright law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Siegel served as in-house litigation counsel at ABC, Inc. where he supervised the defense of ABC News in the landmark Food Lion v. ABC case and many other matters. He continues to provide a wide range of publishers and broadcasters with pre-broadcast and pre-publication counseling.
Mr. Siegel began his career practicing media law in Baltimore, Maryland, and has continued to represent clients ranging from the major print and broadcast media to small publishers throughout the state of Maryland. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Law School, where he teaches a course in media law. Previously, he also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Marylandís Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, where he taught a graduate-level course in communications law.
Mr. Siegel has authored a number of articles, including Publication Damages in Newsgathering Cases, 19 Communications Lawyer, No. 2 at 11-19 (2001) and Commentary, Newsgathering and Privacy Rights, 1999 Annual Survey of American Law, No. 2 at 207-15. Mr. Siegel regularly speaks about current developments in First Amendment law to legal practitioners and journalists. He is currently a co-editor of the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law, a member of the Executive Committee of the Media Law Resource Centerís Defense Counsel Section, and a co-coordinator of the MLRCís Task Force to propose and seek passage of federal and state reporter shield laws.