- Harvard University (J.D. 1987)
Winner of the Ames Moot Court Competition
- University of Iowa (M.F.A. 1991)
- Amherst College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1983)
- New York Law School, Adjunct Professor of "Reality, Celebrity, the News Media and the Law"
- Who's Afraid of Cameras in the Courtroom?, The Wall Street Journal (July 2, 2010)
- Reading, Writing & Citing: In Praise of Law Reviews, 52 New York Law School Law Review 349 (2007)
- Make Benefit Glorious Legal System of America, The Wall Street Journal (Nov. 18, 2006)
- Eyes Tied Shut: Litigating for Access Under CIPA in the Government’s “War on Terror,” 48 New York Law School Law Review 173 (2003)
- Double Billing: A Young Lawyer’s Tale of Greed, Sex, Lies, and the Pursuit of a Swivel Chair (Morrow 1998)
Cameron has represented media clients in a variety of litigation and non-litigation matters for twenty years. As a litigator, Cameron has successfully defended newspapers, broadcasters, websites, and publishers from libel, invasion of privacy, copyright, trademark, and other claims arising from their content and newsgathering. As a pre-publication and transactional lawyer, he provides risk and business counseling to producers, writers, and large and small entertainment clients.
Cameron has taught media law at New York Law School and writes frequently on both legal and non-legal subjects. He is the author of three novels and three works of non-fiction, and his journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His most recent novel, The Curve, has been optioned for network television.
Cameron was previously in-house counsel at CBS and currently holds the title of General Counsel – Media at American Media, which publishes Star, National Enquirer, and OK! magazines.
Bihag v. A&E Television Networks, 2016 WL 5377944 (2d Cir. 2016). Cameron and his LSKS colleagues successfully defended A&E and the producers of the hit television series Dog the Bounty Hunter from claims brought by a participant in the television program who alleged he was promised “millions” for his appearances in the program. The court held that his claims were barred by releases he had signed, and dismissed the case. The case was subsequently affirmed on appeal by the Second Circuit.
Martin v. Hearst Corp., 777 F.3d 546 (2d Cir. 2015). Cameron and his LSKS colleagues successfully defended Cablevision and Hearst Corporation from a libel suit based on reports of an expunged arrest. Although the reports were accurate when first posted, the plaintiff claimed they became false when the charges against her were dropped and later expunged from her criminal record. The court rejected that theory, ruling that the reports were accurate when published and remain accurate today. The Second Circuit affirmed on appeal.
Sly Magazine, LLC v. Weider Publications, LLC, 346 F. App’x 721 (2d Cir. 2009). Cameron successfully argued on behalf of the defendant, publisher of a lifestyle magazine named after Sylvester Stallone called “Sly,” against trademark and unfair competition claims by the publisher of an online women’s shoe and fashion magazine also called “Sly.” The Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for the defendant.
Finelli v. Tepfer, 2009 WL 1424688 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2009). Cameron successfully defended Cablevision against libel claims arising from a news report about plaintiff’s arrest for assault and animal cruelty.
Duane Reade v. Clark, 784 N.Y.S.2d 920 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2004). Cameron successfully defended a local newspaper against libel claims, winning an anti-SLAPP motion in the first case applying New York’s anti-SLAPP statute to media entities.
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- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut