David Wittenstein

Senior Counsel

I help clients navigate media and communications industry issues and create, license and use content.

David Wittenstein handles copyright, trademark, media and related issues for clients in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on the traditional and digital media, telecommunications and technology industries. He advises online, cable television, broadcast and other communications industry clients on network affiliation, syndicated programming and licensing agreements, retransmission consent and copyright issues, as well as a wide range of regulatory, legislative and policy issues before the Federal Communications Commission and other regulatory bodies.

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  • Duke University School of Law
    JD, 1981

  • Haverford College
    BA, magna cum laude, 1978

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia


  • American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law, Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law

  • Anti-Defamation League, National Commission and Washington Region Executive Committee

  • Duke Law Journal, Editorial Board (1980-1981)

  • Federal Communications Bar Association

  • Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Board of Directors

Rankings & Accolades

    Best Lawyers in America

    Washington, DC Super Lawyers

    ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell

    Legal 500 - Media, Technology and Telecoms - Regulatory and Technology Transactions