Wesley Lewis

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J.D., Harvard Law School, 2013, Executive Editor, Harvard Human Rights Journal

B.A., Philosophy and Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2009, with honors

  • Law Clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, 2011

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New York

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Profile

Wesley Lewis is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in the Austin office of Haynes and Boone.

Wesley’s practice focuses on assisting clients on a wide range of litigation matters, including Anti-SLAPP, First Amendment, intellectual property, and media and entertainment litigation. He has advised and represented clients in disputes and appeals in the advertising, internet and digital media, print media, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries, among others. He has drafted motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and numerous other pleadings, briefs, and motions at all stages of litigation.

Wesley is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he worked extensively on issues relating to copyright, free speech, and digital media. He served as a teaching fellow for CopyrightX, a 12-week networked course on copyright law, and he was a clinical student at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Wesley worked as a litigation associate in New York, where he focused on securities, financial services, and media and First Amendment litigation.

Professional and Community Activities

  • New York City Bar Association, member of NYCBA Media and Communications Committee, 2015-2016
  • Sanctuary for Families, Economic Empowerment Program Tutor, 2015-2016

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Brizzy v. Vizzy: Molson Coors Obtains Cheers-Worthy Trademark Ruling at Fifth Circuit," co-author, Haynes and Boone publication, January 26, 2021.
  • "Significant Changes to U.S. Trademark and Copyright Law Included in Latest Coronavirus Relief Legislation," co-author, Haynes and Boone alert, December 28, 2020.
  • "Fish Sticks n’ Fair Use," MLRC MediaLawLetter, September 14, 2020.
  • "Copyright Office Finds Aspects of the DMCA ‘Unbalanced’ in Favor of Online Service Providers," co-author, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Volume 32, No. 8, September 2020. 
  • "Trends in ISP and Platform Liability: CDA Section 230 and DMCA Safe Harbors," author, Haynes and Boone publication, August 18, 2020.
  • "Copyright Office Finds Aspects of the DMCA 'Unbalanced' in Favor of Online Service Providers," co-author, Haynes and Boone alert, May 27, 2020.
  • "Second Circuit Will Not Rehear First Amendment Twitter Suit against President Trump," author, Haynes and Boone publication, April 20, 2020.
  • "Hot Issues in Access and Newsgathering," facilitator, ABA 25th Annual Forum on Communications Law Conference, Austin, TX, February 7-8, 2020.
  • "Survey of Federal Courts of Appeals Cases Addressing Applicability of Anti-SLAPP Statutes in Federal Court," co-author, a Haynes and Boone publication, October 21, 2019.
  • "Fifth Circuit Weighs in on Applicability of State Anti-SLAPP Statutes in Federal Court," co-author, Haynes and Boone alert, August 27, 2019.
  • "'Nothing Compares 2' a Warhol," author, MLRC MediaLawLetter, August 12, 2019.
  • "Iancu v. Brunetti: The Other Shoe Drops on Lanham Act's Viewpoint-Based Restrictions," co-author, Haynes and Boone alert, June 27, 2019.
  • "5 Big Updates to Texas Government Transparency Laws," co-author, Law360, June 6, 2019.

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