itai maytal

direct phone 212 752 9200 ext. 275

Mr. Maytal is an associate attorney of the firm.

He advises and litigates on intellectual property matters, commercial litigation, defamation, domain name disputes, publication torts, prepublication review, newsgathering concerns and access to courts and freedom of information issues.

In 2012, Mr. Maytal was selected as one of two fellows for the New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section.

In 2009, Mr. Maytal became an Assistant Professor at 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 became Assistant Instructor at The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for the Entertainment and Media Law course in 2010.

Prior to joining Miller Korzenik Sommers LLP, Mr. Maytal was the 2009 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; and worked with its journalists on a variety of matters. While at The Times, Mr. Maytal supported newsroom seminars on the Freedom of Information Act and a corporate seminar on nondisclosure Agreements. He was the inaugural recipient of the First Amendment Fellowship.

Among his publications, Mr. Maytal has published in the ABA Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law on the topic: Libel Lessons From Across the Pond – What British courts can learn from the United States’ chilling experience with the “multiple publication rule” in traditional media and the Internet (3 J. INT’L MEDIA & ENT. L.121 (2010)). He has written legal blogs for The Citizen Media Law Project, an organization at Harvard University that provides assistance, training, research, and other resources for individuals and organizations involved in online and citizen media. His writings have been cited by such media and non-profit organizations as The Hollywood Reporter, TechDirt and the First Amendment Coalition.

Mr. Maytal received his A.B. from Yale University in 2000 and an M.S. from Columbia University in 2003. He received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2008, during which time he completed internships in the legal departments of The Associated Press and The New Yorker magazine, and a judicial internship with the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis of the Eastern District Court of New York. He also completed a clinical program at the Innocence Project. Mr. Maytal worked as a journalist prior to attending law school for the Watertown Daily Times, a business wire called, and a website called

Mr. Maytal is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the Media Law Resource Center and the Bar Associations for the City and State of New York.