Introducing Guest Blogger Itai Maytal

I'd like to welcome Itai Maytal as a CMLP guest blogger!

Itai Maytal is an associate attorney of the New York-based firm Miller Korzenik Sommers LLP. The firm counsels clients on media, intellectual property, entertainment and art law, and has litigated these matters and a broader spectrum of business and commercial concerns for over twenty years.

Prior to joining the firm, Itai was the First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times Company, where he defended libel actions; litigated access to courts and freedom of information issues; counseled the company's newspaper and Internet clients on intellectual property matters and agreements; provided prepublication review; and worked with its journalists on a variety of matters.

In addition to his responsibilities at the firm, Itai also serves as an assistant professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he provides teaching support to mid-career students in the school's 10-week "Journalism and the Law" course. He also serves as an assistant instructor at The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for the Entertainment and Media Law course.

Before becoming a lawyer, Itai worked as a journalist in a newspaper in upstate New York and for various publications in New York City. He graduated from Yale College. He received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

Please join me in welcoming Itai to the blogroll!