Victor Kovner represents national and regional broadcast and print media clients in all aspects of communications law, in addition to his work in intellectual property and commercial litigation. He advises clients in cases of alleged defamation, privacy, copyright, press access, and reporter’s privilege and other First Amendment issues.
Victor has represented a wide range of clients in the media and the arts, including newspapers, magazines, book publishers, motion picture companies, documentary film producers, museums, and billboard companies.
Professional & Community Activities:
Board Member and Former Chair, The Fund for Modern Courts, 1975-present
Board Member and Former Chair, Legal Affairs Committee, Association of Magazine Media, 2004-present
Former Chair, Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Communications and Media Law, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Founder, Lankenau Kovner & Outten, which merged with Davis Wright Tremaine in 1998
Member and Former Chair, New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, 1976-1990
Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, 1990-1991