Robert Balin is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Co-Chair of a Media Law Practice Group. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School. Robert represents clients in all aspects of media law, including defamation, privacy, news gathering torts, First Amendment issues, copyright and trademark litigation and contracts. He handles complex litigation for multinational and national corporations, including publishers, broadcasters and new media. Robert’s clients include: 02138 magazine, adidas, Business Week, CNN, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Thomas Friedman, Henry Holt and Company, Random House, Reader’s Digest, St. Martin’s Press, Woman’s World, Yellow Book USA, and Sing Tao Daily. He frequently writes and lectures on media law issues and is a contributor to the Media Law Resource Center’s monthly MediaLawLetter.