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Profile: Robert D. Sack
Robert D. Sack
U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Other Professional Experience:
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 1986 to 1998
Law clerk for Judge Arthur Lane, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1963 to 1964
Associate and later as a partner, Patterson, Belknap & Webb, 1964
Associate Special Counsel and Senior Associate Special Counsel, House Judiciary Committee's impeachment, 1974
Native of Philadelphia
LL.B., Columbia Law School, 1963
B.A., University of Rochester, 1960
Sack on Defamation: Libel, Slander, and Related Problems, 3rd edition, 1999
Co-author of Advertising and Commercial Speech: A First Amendment Guide, 1999
Protection of Opinion Under the First Amendment: Reflection on Alfred Hill, "Defamation and Privacy Under the First Amendment,", 100th Anniversary issue of the Columbia Law Review
Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:
Director of the William F. Kerby and Robert S. Potter Fund, Funding the legal defense of journalists abroad
Member, Advisory boards of the Bureau of National Affairs' Media Law Reporter and the American Bar Association Forum Committee's Communications Lawyer.
Member, Board of Visitors of the Columbia Law School
Member, Board of Trustees of Columbia University Seminars on Media and Society.
Chair, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Lecturer, Law at Columbia Law School
Member, American Bar Association,New York City Bar Association and the American Judicature Society
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Hand Medal for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence, Federal Bar Council, May 1, 2008
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