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Ballard Spahr LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019-5820
United States
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Senior Counsel


David A. Schulz has defended the rights of journalists and news organizations for more than 35 years, litigating libel, privacy, access, and newsgathering claims in 20 states.

His regular clients include international news organizations, national and local newspapers, broadcast and cable television networks, station owners, magazine and book publishers, and internet content providers of all types.


New York

District of Columbia


U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and 10th Circuits

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut


Yale Law School, Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, Co-Director; Clinical Lecturer in Law; Senior Research Scholar

New York Committee on Open Government

International Bar Association, Media Law Committee, past Chair

Association of the Bar of the City of New York, IP Council, past Chair; past Executive Committee; Communications and Media Law Committee, past Chair

ABA Forum on Communications Law, past Governing Board member

Media Law Resource Center, Defense Counsel Section, past President

Practising Law Institute, Newsgathering and Libel Litigation Biennial Conference, past Co-Chair

Sedona Conference Working Group on Protective Orders, Confidentiality & Public Access, 2007


Yale Law School (J.D. 1978)

Yale University (M.A. Economics 1976)

Knox College (B.A. 1974, magna cum laude)