Robert Corn-Revere

Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Robert Corn-Revere is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, specializing in freedom of expression and communications law. He is regularly listed as a leading First Amendment and media law practitioner by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White), SuperLawyers Washington, D.C., and by Chambers USA (Chambers & Partners). In 2007 he was named as one of the Top Ten Communications Lawyers in the D.C. Area by LEGAL TIMES, and in 2008, the Hollywood Reporter designated him as one of the “Top 100 Outside Counsel Power Lawyers” in the United States. The Best Lawyers in America named him as Washington, D.C.’s 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in two categories: First Amendment Law and Litigation – First Amendment.

Mr. Corn-Revere has served as lead counsel in a number of precedent-setting First Amendment cases, including CBS Corporation v. FCC (the Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” case), and United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc., in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down regulations on Playboy Television. In 2003, he successfully petitioned Governor George E. Pataki to grant the first posthumous pardon in New York history to the late comedian Lenny Bruce who was convicted for “obscene” comedy routines. He formerly served as Chief Counsel to Chairman James H. Quello of the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Corn-Revere writes extensively on First Amendment and communications-related issues and has provided expert testimony before various congressional committees and the FCC.

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