Dori Hanswirth co-leads Arnold & Porter's Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry group and is a litigator in the firm's Media & Entertainment practice, bringing more than 20 years' experience for clients in the news, technology, and entertainment industries, with a focus on First Amendment, trademark, defamation, right of publicity, and copyright law/fair use.

Ms. Hanswirth advises individual clients and organizations on issues related to reputation, brand protection, and media, copyright, and trademark in a range of other industries, including fintech, internet services, non-profits and social media.


Copyright and Trademark Update: Leading 2019 Cases and What to Watch in 2020
Arnold & Porter Webinar
Embedding Online Content in Light of a Weakened "Server Test" and the UK's TuneIn Decision
Supreme Court Allows Defamation Suit by Climate Professor to Proceed, Over Alito’s Dissent (pdf)
MLRC MediaLawLetter
Three Recent Landmark CJEU Rulings: Virtual Territorial Boundaries and the Balance Between Privacy and Freedom of Information
Trademark Licensees May No Longer Need To Fear Rejection (in Bankruptcy) (pdf)
Intellectual Property Technology Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 8


World Trademark Review 1000
New York, Prosecution and Strategy (2020)
New York Super Lawyers
Media & Advertising, Intellectual Property Litigation (2011-2019)
Best Lawyers
Trademark Law (2020)


  • JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, cum laude
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, with distinction
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Colorado
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Western District of New York
  • Member, International Trademark Association, Right of Publicity Committee (2020-2021)
  • Member, International Trademark Association, Public and Media Relations Committee (2018 - 2020)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Committee on Media Law (2014 - present)
  • Member, Media Law Resource Center (1994- present)
  • Co-chair, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee American Bar Association (2011-2014)
  • Co-chair, Programming Subcommittee, Litigation Section Pre-Trial Practice Committee and Business Torts Committee, American Bar Association (2004-2008)
  • Co-chair, Trial Practice Committee, American Bar Association (2008-2011)
  • Member, ABA Task Force on Attorney-Client Privilege (2010-present)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Copyright Society of the USA

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