December 19, 2018

Dana R. Green

Dana R. Green represents media clients in a wide range of content-related matters. Dana also has experience with international litigation and arbitration. She began her legal career as the First Amendment Fellow in the New York Times Company’s legal department, where she counseled reporters on legal issues and litigated defamation and access cases.

Dana has performed pro bono work for the Media Legal Defence Initiative, assisting journalists in the developing world.

Dana has provided insights on media and entertainment law issues to various regional news outlets. 

Dana previously was with the highly regarded First Amendment boutique law firm Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, which merged with Ballard Spahr in October 2017.

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. I. Leo Glasser of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Representative Experience

  • Worked on a team to successfully defend The New York Times in a defamation action brought by Sarah Palin over an editorial published following a June 2017 shooting that left a member of Congress injured. The editorial included a sentence that Palin alleged suggested a link between another shooting six years earlier and political rhetoric at the time from Palin's political action committee. Following briefing and an evidentiary hearing, the court dismissed Palin’s suit, holding that she could not plausibly claim that The Times had published with the required actual malice.
  • Worked on a team to successfully defend ABC News and Yahoo in Kannongatta v. ABC, a closely-watched copyright infringement action arising out of news reports about a live birth streamed on social media. The court dismissed the claim on fair use and ordered plaintiff to pay defendants' attorneys' fees.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Dana R. Green

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