Timothy M. Carter


Tim Carter represents and counsels clients in marketing, intellectual property, right of publicity, media, and advertising matters. Tim has substantial experience handling pre-publication review for television shows, documentaries, and advertising campaigns, and has defended numerous media, television, and interactive entertainment companies in intellectual property and content-related litigation. He also counsels clients on an array of advertising and promotional clearance matters, including claim substantiation, dotcom disclosures, sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions.

Prior to joining Venable, Tim was an intellectual property and entertainment litigation associate at a New York law firm, where he represented and defended numerous major media and entertainment companies in a broad range of intellectual property, right of publicity, privacy, advertising, media, and entertainment matters. Tim also counseled content creators on intellectual property, right of publicity, privacy, defamation, and First Amendment matters.

Earlier in his career, Tim worked for a multinational media and entertainment corporation, where he was responsible for pre-publication review of editorial and branded digital content; advising on intellectual property, defamation, newsgathering, and advertising matters; and drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, agreements, and releases.




  • J.D. Fordham University School of Law 2018
    • Dean’s List
    • Privacy fellow, Center on Law and Information Policy
    • Associate editor, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal
  • B.S. Business and Music Performance magna cum laude Loyola University New Orleans 2012

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Intellectual Property, New York Metro, 2021
  • The Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Publico Award, 2019


Pro Bono

  • Counseled and represented freelance investigative journalists in newsgathering and Freedom of Information Act matters

Personal Activities

  • Tim is a classically trained jazz musician