New York, New York, May 2017 — D’Amato & Lynch, LLP announces that Edward Copeland has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Copeland has a broad litigation practice with a particular focus on employment and media law. Mr. Copeland has been involved in a number of high profile and notable cases, including the representation of one of the first Freedom Riders and the Prime Minister of Greece in libel litigation. He advises various religious and political groups on First Amendment issues, and has counseled groups challenging regulatory schemes such as content restrictions and the regulation of charitable solicitations. Recently, he filed a brief in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of a bar association concerning a substantial libels verdict against journalists and a newspaper in Ecuador urging the Commission to adopt protections similar to those provided under the First Amendment in the United States.
Luke D. Lynch, Jr., managing partner of the firm, said “Ed’s employment and media law experience brings a unique element to the firm’s practice and is a welcome addition to our litigation and professional liability practice groups. We look forward to having his experience, legal acumen and expertise in service to our clients.”
Mr. Copeland earned his B.A. degree from Clark University and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was part of the Order of the Coif and Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow in Civil Liberties Program. Mr. Copeland also attended Durham College at the University of Durham in England (non-degree program).