Paul M. Smith
Paul M. Smith
Paul M. Smith

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Shelly Palmer chats with Paul M. Smith, partner at Jenner & Block, the outside counsel handling Viacom’s lawsuit against YouTube.  Mr. Smith is Chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice at Jenner & Block and Co-Chair of the Media and First Amendment, and Election Law and Redistricting Practices.  He has had an active Supreme Court practice for nearly three decades, including oral arguments in 14 Supreme Court cases involving matters ranging from free speech and civil rights to civil procedure.  Among his important victories has been Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case, and the recent Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n, establishing the First Amendment  rights of those who produce and sell video games.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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