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Thomas Rohlfs Burke

Thomas Rohlfs Burke

also known as Tom Burke

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Practice areas:

Communications & Media, Entertainment, Internet & eCommerce, Intellectual Property

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Communications & Media: 40%
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Internet & eCommerce: 20%
  4. Entertainment: 20%

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Contact Info

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800

San Francisco, CA, 94111-6533

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198905/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
America's Leading Business Lawyers - Media & EntertainmentChambers USA2009
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
America's Leading Business Lawyers - Media & EntertainmentChambers USA2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2006
America's Leading Business Lawyers - Media & EntertainmentN/A2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
America's Leading Business Lawyers - Media & EntertainmentN/A2005
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2004
America's Leading Business Lawyers - Media & EntertainmentN/A2004
America's Leading Business Lawyers - Media & EntertainmentN/A2003
James Madison Freedom of Information Award for Legal CounselProfessional Journalists, Northern California Chapter2002
America's Leading Business Lawyers - Media & EntertainmentN/A2002
Northern California Super LawyerN/AN/A

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
ABA Forum on Communications LawGoverning Board2008 - Present
Student Press Law CenterLegal Advisor2008 - Present
Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Freedom of Information CommitteeCo-chair2006 - 2008
Media Defense Resource Center Internet Law CommitteeCo-Chair2004 - Present
First Amendment CoalitionLegal Advisor1990 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
MLRC MediaLawLetterA Deeply Split Supreme Court Bars Cameras in Prop. 8 Same-Sex Marriage Trial2010
Entertainment, Art and Sports Law JournalFair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Roommates.com: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Announces a New Legal Test for Mixed-Content Websites2008
GC New YorkConfronting Blog Spam2007
New York Law JournalCyber outlaws: Tracking Spammers, Phishers and Cybersquatters2005
Internet Law & PracticeDisabilities and Internet Site Design2002
The Courts and the News MediaAcess to the Courts2002
California newspaper Publisher's AssociationThe Reporter's Handbook on Media Law2000
Media Law and Defamation Torts Committee News (ABA)Online Correction Policies: Reducing Defamation Exposure1999
The Courts and the News MediaAccess to the Courts1993
The RecorderSLAPP Happy? California's anti-SLAPP statute has been undergoing some changsN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Arizona State UniversityBroadcast JournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Digital Media ConferenceBreaking Down Social Media: Opportunities & Challenges for Content Owners, Brands & Marketers2009
Second Annual Environmental Law ForumCalifornia's Anti-SLAPP Law and Environmental Litigation2007
California Chapter of the Media Law Resource CenterSection 230 Hypotheticals After Roommates.com2007
20th Annual Media & Law SeminarMedia Mutation: A Fateful Force in Press Freedom2007
Second Annual William G. McGowan Forum on Communications, Technology and GovernmentCitizen Witness2006
Media Law Resource Center's Bi-Annual ConferenceInternet Legal Issues2006

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