American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression et al v. Sullivan
DECLARATION of Devereux Chatillon re 87 MOTION for Attorney Fees Plaintiffs' Application for Attorneys' Fees and Expenses by Alaska Library Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, Association of American Publishers, Inc., Book Blizzard LLC, Bosco's, Inc., Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, David & Melissa LLC, Donald R. Douglas, Entertainment Merchants Association, Freedom to Read Foundation. (Bamberger, Michael)
Michael A. Bamberger (pro hac vice)
SNR Denton US LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
D. John McKay
Law Offices of D. John McKay
117 E. Cook Ave.
Anchorage AK 9950 1
ACLU of Alaska Foundation
1057 W. Fireweed Lane - Suite 207
Anchorage, AK 99503
Alaska Bar No. 0808054
Attorneys for Plaintiffs
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF ALASKA
AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS FOUNDATION FOR FREE
JOHN BURNS, in his official capacity as ATTORNEY
GENERAL OF THE STATE OF ALASKA,
Civil No. 3: 10-cv-00193-RRB
I am a member of the Bar of the State of New York. From prior to the inception
of this action until earlier this year, I was a member of the law firm of SNR Denton US LLP
(known as Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP when this case commenced) ("SNR Denton"),
counsel to Plaintiffs, and was admittedpro hac vice in this matter as one of the attorneys for
I have personal knowledge of the facts set forth in this Declaration, which I make
in support of SNR Denton's application for an award of attorneys' fees.
I have been a member of the Bar of the State of New York for over 30 years,
since 1980. I am also a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the United
States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Fourth Circuits, and the United States District
Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. I am a member in good standing of
each of the Courts to which I have been admitted.
I graduated from Harvard University, cum laude, in 1975, and fiom New York
University Law School, in 1979, where I was research editor of the NYU Law Review.
I have been a Trustee of Practising Law Institute since 2007.
Since my admission to the Bar, the overwhelming majority of my practice has
been devoted to all facets of the media and entertainment industry-both
as inside counsel, and
as an attorney in private practice, including litigation, counseling, and transactional work. I
currently serve as outside counsel to a number of digital and traditional publishing and
entertainment entities, including as Counsel to Callaway Digital Arts, Inc. Callaway is one of the
leading developers of interactive apps for the iPad, iPhone and other mobile computing platforms
that uses video, audio, animation, and text assets for a fully immersive interactive experience
I was a member of SNR Denton from 2003 to 2006, and again from 2009 until
earlier this year. At SNR Denton, my practice concentrated in intellectual property and
litigation. My work included performing prepublication review, conducting the successful
defense of libel litigations, and representing various media companies in litigation and business
matters, including McGraw Hill, Newsday, and The American Lawyer.
From 2006 to 2009-between
the two periods when I was with SNR Denton-I
served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Scholastic
Corporation. I was responsible for all legal and affairs for Scholastic's $2 billion education, book
publishing, educational technology, and distribution business. In that role, I was responsible for
all legal aspects-including
not only corporate and contract work, but litigation strategy-of
successful publication and distribution of the final volume of the Harry Potter series, including
thwarting extensive Internet piracy efforts and preventing disclosure before publication.
From 1998 to 2003, I was Executive Vice President of Miramax Books &
Miramax Film Corp., and was responsible for all legal matters relating to this start-up magazine
joint venture between Miramax Film and Hearst Magazines and book imprint. While at
Miramax, I was responsible for idea theftlcopyright litigation relating to the novel Summerland
by Michael Chabon.
My prior legal positions in the media industry include serving at ABC News as a
Senior Attorney (heading the news division legal team) and serving as General Counsel of The
New Yorker magazine.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
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