Craig A. Newman is a member of the firm’s Executive
Committee and its litigation practice group.
Mr. Newman has more than 25 years of experience as a law
firm partner, general counsel and corporate executive. He regularly counsels international institutions,
executives, corporate boards and committees, entrepreneurs, private equity and
hedge funds and investment banks in a wide range of global issues with an
emphasis on complex corporate litigation, intellectual property, corporate
governance, cybercrime and regulatory matters.
He also conducts internal investigations to assist management and boards
with the most complex operational and governance matters.
Previously, Mr. Newman served as General Counsel of a $6.5
billion multi-sector global investment firm with holdings in 67 companies. He also served as General Counsel of Americast,
the Disney-led national media and technology consortium co-owned by the
nation’s largest telecommunications companies.
Mr. Newman spent more than a decade as a partner with Arnold
& Porter LLP.
Most recently, Mr. Newman has represented, among other
tier investment banking firm in development and implementation of
protocols to manage counter-party risk and pursue fast-track remedies in
multi-billion dollar global transactions;
company and its senior management in litigation related to the disclosure
of the identity of an anonymous blogger and alleged cyber hacker who
disclosed confidential and proprietary information on the Internet;
joint venture in American Arbitration Association arbitration arising out
of the termination of a marketing and advertising affiliate of a Fortune
- One of
the largest media enterprises in the U.S. and Canada as conflicts counsel
in their Chapter 11 reorganization in the Bankruptcy Court for the
Southern District of New York;
company in investigation into alleged cyber hacking of confidential
corporate information by business competitor;
hedge fund in litigation against European financial institution
relating to the termination of a $1.5 billion total return swap portfolio
of corporate loans and bonds;
equity and investment funds with respect to the fiduciary obligations and
duties of corporate officers and directors under a broad range of
Board Committee of NYSE-listed institution with respect to shareholder
of prominent members of the Internet blogging community including a UCLA
Constitutional law scholar, as amici, in a defamation case before the U.S.
Third Circuit Court of Appeals;
appointed Receiver in a securities fraud civil enforcement action
instituted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission arising out of a
multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme;
university and faculty member in investigation related to allegations of
plagiarism and copyright infringement; and,
partnership in litigation relating to control and ownership of a real
estate investment company including successfully securing a mandatory injunction
granting Oracle Partners the right to operate the company pending trial.
Mr. Newman is a frequent speaker and contributor to major
publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial
Times, CNBC, Fortune, Bloomberg, the Columbia Journalism Review,
Mr. Newman also serves as Chief Executive Officer of The
Freedom2Connect Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit dedicated to
promoting Internet freedom through the use of technology; Chairman of the
National Board of Advisors of the Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass
Communication at Arizona State University; and as a member of the Advisory
Board of Newsy, a multi-source news service.
He has also completed the Harvard Business School Corporate
Mr. Newman is admitted to practice in New York, the District
of Columbia and Michigan.
Honors & Awards
- Member, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Hall of Fame
- Bernard Kilgore Fellowship awarded by The Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi and The George Washington University
- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Intellectual Property Award
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Chief Executive Officer, Freedom2Connect Foundation
- Chairman, National Advisory Board, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
- Advisory Board Member, Newsy/Media Convergence Group
- Visiting Lecturer, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism
- Member, Media Council, The Paley Center for Media
- Faculty, Practising Law Institute