david s. korzenik


direct phone 212 752 9200 ext. 206

Mr. Korzenik is a partner of the firm.

He represents numerous publishers, magazines, broadcasters, new media and technology companies, producers, authors, agents, advertisers and software companies in rights acquisitions, intellectual property matters, licensing, electronic and multimedia distribution, and litigation concerning these areas. He represented Spy Magazine throughout its 11-year existence and presently manages claims, litigation, prepublication review and business matters for a wide variety of magazines and other publications. He acts for media insurers handling a variety of claims oand litgations against insured media.

Mr. Korzenik’s practice extends to the international aspects of his client’s intellectual property matters. He represented the German Government in the defense of copyright claims brought against its central medical library by an international group of publishers in connection with electronic rights to medical journals.He has overseen the defense of litigation in India on behalf of Forbes and Forbes Asia. He regularly works with foreign media defense counsel and manages claims against U.S. media and human rights groups in foreign nations.

Mr. Korzenik has been an Adjunct Professor at The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law teaching Media Law, Entertainment Law and Advanced Copyright for the past 18 years. He previously taught as adjunct faculty at The Columbia University School of Business. He is the author of numerous articles and reports, including:


  • Press Freedom in the Balance: A Comparative Explanation and Critique of ECHR’s Developing Case Law on Privacy and Libel published in “Publishing in the Global Environment – Developments in European and American Media Law”, Media Law Resource Center, London Conference, 2007.
  • An American Lawyer’s Comparative Introduction to the Developing Law of the European Court of Human Rights in Libel Cases published in “International Media Liability”, Media Law Resource Center, 2003;
  • Libel and Privacy Suits Against U.S. Media in Foreign Courts published (1997 and 1998) in PLI book on “Print & Electronic Publishing: Legal and Business Issues”;
  • Moral Rights of Authors and Artists under U.S. and International Copyright Law in “Entertainment Industry Contracts” treatise (Matthew Bender & Co);

He has lectured on Media Law, Copyright, Electronic Publishing and Arts Law at various universities, seminars and bar association conferences (Practicing Law Institute, MLRC, Copyright Society, NYS Bar Association , NYU, Parsons School of Design, Publishers Weekly Conference on Multimedia, Fulcrum 2001 Conference on Multichannel Publishing, BNC Online Journal of Conflict Resolution conference on “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Intellectual Property Cases”; Cardozo IP LLM Program/Copyright Society conference on the Napster case; Cardozo/Squadron Program Conference, “Copyright: Creation Control and Censorship” April 2002; Cardozo IP/CLE Program June 2002; Copyright Society program on Database Proctection under U.S. and European Law; Brooklyn Law School, Constitution Society panel on “The Necessity of a Federal Privilege for Reporters” March 2005.

Mr. Korzenik organized the Benjamin N. Cardozo Spring 2000 conference on Art Law and Cultural Property issues entitled “Who Owns the Past?” (Proceedings published in the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal 2001, Vol. 19, No. 2). In October 2005 he developed and moderated “On Double-Super-Secret Background: Managing Confidential Sources in the PostMiller/Cooper Era,” a panel presented by the ACS New York Lawyer Chapter and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Organized and Moderated ACS/Cardozo Law School Panel “Jameel v Wall Street Journal” – A U.S. Newspaper’s Successful Battle against U.K. Libel Laws, November 2006. Orgainzed and Moderated Cardozo Law School Panel entitled: “Enjoining The Kiss”: The Emerging International Right Privacy versus News & Art Photograph, March 2008.

As a commentator for Court Tv, Mr. Korzenik has analyzed a variety of cases involving copyright, entertainment and publishing -among them, Random House v. Joan Collins, Williams v. Crichton (The “Jurassic Park” Case), Pagones v. Sharpton (Libel), and the Candid Camera case (2005).

Mr. Korzenik is a member of the Media Law Resource Center, Magazine Publishers of America, Legal Affairs Committee and Chair, International Media Law Committee, and the Copyright Society as well as the Bar Association for the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Korzenik received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1972 and an MA from Columbia University in 1976. He received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1979, where he served as Articles Editor for the Law Review. He is admitted to practice law in the court of the State of New York, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Districts Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.