Dana R. Green


Tel 202.508.1108
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Dana R. Green represents media clients in a wide range of content-related matters. Dana also has experience with international litigation and arbitration. She began her legal career as the First Amendment Fellow in the New York Times Company’s legal department, where she counseled reporters on legal issues and litigated defamation and access cases.

Dana has performed pro bono work for the Media Legal Defence Initiative, assisting journalists in the developing world.

Dana has provided insights on media and entertainment law issues to various regional news outlets. 

Dana previously was with the highly regarded First Amendment boutique law firm Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, which merged with Ballard Spahr in October 2017.

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. I. Leo Glasser of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Representative Experience

  • Worked on a team to successfully defend The New York Times in a defamation action brought by Sarah Palin over an editorial published following a June 2017 shooting that left a member of Congress injured. The editorial included a sentence that Palin alleged suggested a link between another shooting six years earlier and political rhetoric at the time from Palin's political action committee. Following briefing and an evidentiary hearing, the court dismissed Palin’s suit, holding that she could not plausibly claim that The Times had published with the required actual malice.
  • Worked on a team to successfully defend ABC News and Yahoo in Kannongatta v. ABC, a closely-watched copyright infringement action arising out of news reports about a live birth streamed on social media. The court dismissed the claim on fair use and ordered plaintiff to pay defendants' attorneys' fees.

Professional Activities

New York Bar Association

American Bar Association

International Bar Association

Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, ABA Forum on Communications Law


Co-author, “The Myth of Police Officer Privacy,” Communications Lawyer, Fall 2017

“Navigating North: How the Canadian Approach to the Firm Resettlement Bar Should Guide U.S. Implementation of the Refugee Conventions,” Note, 40 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 701, Spring 2009

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Social Media & Transparency and Government Social Media Accounts: Are They a "Public Forum?" 39th Anuual COGEL Conference, December 4, 2017

Speaker, "What You Need to Know About Drones,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, December 21, 2016

Columbia Law School (J.D. 2009)
Articles Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review
Hamilton Fellow
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
National Semifinalist, American Constitution Society Moot Court

University of St. Andrews (M.A. 2003)
President, University of St. Andrews Students’ Association

New York

District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York