Patrick Carome

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 1875
Washington 20006 DC US

Patrick J. Carome has handled a wide variety of high stakes litigation in both trial and appellate courts. Much of his practice focuses on representation of media and entertainment companies in complex litigation and regulatory matters. Many of his clients are leading internet companies.

Mr. Carome’s areas of substantive expertise include media torts, online intermediary liability, privacy, copyright, trademark, press access rights, trade secrets, anti-terrorism laws, and general tort and contract laws.

He has represented many well-known clients on these and other issues, including Twitter, Facebook, Google, Airbnb, craigslist, Pinterest, Snap, Yahoo!, The Washington Post, the New York Times, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, American Legacy Foundation, and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Mr. Carome is an Editorial Adviser to Bloomberg BNA. Mr. Carome previously served as co-chair of the Media Law Resource Center’s Committee on Cyberlaw, chair of the Committee on Government Information and Right to Privacy of the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, and chair of the Steering Committee of the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section of the District of Columbia Bar. He is a member of the The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Carome co-authored a chapter entitled “Third-Party Content Liability in the United States,” which appeared in the book Internet Law for the Business Lawyer (2001). He also is the co-author of a chapter entitled “Personal Privacy” that appears in the treatise Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws (14th through 24th editions, 1990-2008).

He has written numerous articles concerning application of defamation and tort laws to interactive computer services that have been published in Internet Law & Business, the Journal of Internet Law, Global Telecoms Business, and the Legal Times.

Mr. Carome began his legal career as a staff attorney for The Washington Post. He briefly left the firm to serve (from 1987 to 1988) as staff counsel to the US House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran.

Experience :

  • Representation of Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Company in a complex battle in both federal and state courts over ownership of the largest newspaper in Utah, including three separate appellate victories in the Tenth Circuit.
  • Successful defense of the American Legacy Foundation (the sponsor and creator of the nation’s leading anti-tobacco counter-marketing campaign) against claims by a leading tobacco company in the Delaware Chancery Court and the Delaware Supreme Court.
  • Successful representations of the National Security Archive and Consumers Checkbook in suits under the Freedom of Information Act against (respectively) the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services.


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1983
  • BA, Political Science and Communications, Boston College, 1980

ADMISSIONS : District of Columbia, Massachusetts

CLERKSHIPS : The Hon. Milton Pollack, US District Court for the Southern District of New York

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE : Federal Legislative Branch, US House of Representatives,  Staff Counsel, House Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions in Iran.


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