Lee Brenner, chair of Venable's Entertainment and Media Litigation Group, is a trial attorney and high-stakes business litigator. With numerous published decisions in his career, Lee has deep experience in the media and entertainment industry, particularly in the areas of defamation, copyright law, idea theft, credit disputes, privacy, intellectual property, and right of publicity. He has developed significant experience regarding defamation by anonymous posters on the Internet. Lee also has an extensive background in handling matters related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Lee is a recognized leader among his peers. He is co-editor of the Communications Lawyer, the American Bar Association’s publication on media and First Amendment law. A sought-after speaker and educator, Lee speaks regularly to clients and professional groups on defamation, right of publicity, copyright, idea submission, and privacy. Lee is also dedicated to community service. Notably, he has performed pro bono counsel and trial work regarding First Amendment issues.
Lee is actively involved in the local community. In January 2021, Lee joined The Sharing Tables NY & CA, an effort to provide food and household goods for those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lee established the first Sharing Table in California.