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Jenner & Block Partner Andrew J. Thomas recently spoke during a Stanford Law School symposium titled “First Amendment Challenges in the Digital Age,” on February 10, 2012. Mr. Thomas spoke in a panel discussion regarding the Protect IP Act, the Stop Online Piracy Act and other efforts to enforce copyright law on the internet. Mr. Thomas was joined by Betsy Zedek, Senior Counsel for Content Protection at Fox Entertainment, and representatives of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Techdirt and CNET. The symposium was sponsored by the Stanford Technology Law Review.
Mr. Thomas is a media and entertainment litigator who focuses on copyright and trademark matters, First Amendment cases, and complex business litigation. Mr. Thomas is a member of the Firm’s Content, Media & Entertainment and Complex Commercial Litigation Practices. Clients ranging from motion picture studios and television networks to book publishers and newspapers seek his representation at the trial and appellate levels in matters including intellectual property rights, defamation and privacy, unfair competition claims, and prior restraints on speech. He has served as a Board Member of the Copyright Society of Los Angeles and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law. Mr. Thomas was an adjunct lecturer on media law at the University of Southern California and a guest lecturer on defamation and privacy law at the Southwestern University School of Law.