American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression et al v. Sullivan

Filing 90

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)

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Michael A. Bamberger (pro hac vice) SNR Denton US LLP 1221 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10020 Phone: 212-768-6756 D. John McKay Law Offices of D. John McKay 117 E. Cook Ave. Anchorage AK 9950 1 Phone: 907-274-3154 AlaskaBarNo. 7811117 Thomas Stenson ACLU of Alaska Foundation 1057 W. Fireweed Lane - Suite 207 Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: 907-258-0044 Alaska Bar No. 0808054 Attorneys for Plaintiffs UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF ALASKA AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS FOUNDATION FOR FREE EXPRESSION, A. Plaintiffs, JOHN BURNS, in his official capacity as ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, Civil No. 3: 10-cv-00193-RRB DEVEREUX CHATILLON declares: 1. 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 Plaintiffs. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. I have been a Trustee of Practising Law Institute since 2007. 6. 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 7. 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. 8. 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 the successful publication and distribution of the final volume of the Harry Potter series, including thwarting extensive Internet piracy efforts and preventing disclosure before publication. 9. 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. 10. 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. Executed on: July 18,20 11 Devereux Chatillon

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